Sverre Lodgaard

Senior Research Fellow Emeritus

Sverre Lodgaard’s expert fields are geopolitics, the Middle East, Iranian foreign policy, nuclear arms control and disarmament, the nuclear programmes of Iran and North Korea.

Lodgaard was the director of NUPI from 1997 to 2007.


1971 Magister degree in political science, University of Oslo. Thesis: Interaction Trends and Integration Loads in the East-West System

Work Experience

2007- Senior Research Fellow, NUPI

1997-2007 Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo

1992-1996 Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), United Nations Office at Geneva

1987-1992 Director, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

1980-1986 Research Fellow, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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  • A transparency regime for European missiles
    Thu 29 Sep 2022
    Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    Join us when Nikolai Sokov will talk about how such a regime would have made it more difficult for Russia to concentrate long-range conventional weapons vis-à-vis Ukraine before the invasion.

  • China-US nuclear rivalry and the discovery of China’s missile silos
    Thu 2 Jun 2022
    Time: 16:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube

    Last summer, researchers discovered that China is building several nuclear missile silo fields. Featuring one of the researchers behind the silo discovery, this seminar explores how Beijing’s unprecedented nuclear buildup will affect China-US rivalry and strategic stability.

  • The ban on nuclear weapons: Next Stop Vienna
    Tue 29 Mar 2022
    Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is more relevant than ever. What could be expected of the First Meeting of States Parties to the treaty?

  • AUKUS and its implications for Asia, US-European relations and non-proliferation
    Tue 12 Oct 2021
    Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: C.J. Hambrosplass 2 D / Livestream to Facebook and Youtube

    What does the AUKUS security partnership between Australia, the US and UK mean for security in Asia, for the US-China rivalry, and for US-Europe relations?

  • China and the nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea
    Tue 29 Jan 2019
    Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI

    The nuclear deal with Iran is in crisis, and talks on the North Korean nuclear program has made little progress. At the same time, China is well on its way to become one of the world’s most powerful states. How important is it for China to prevent any further proliferation of nuclear weapons?

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