Niels Nagelhus Schia

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Niels Nagelhus Schia

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Niels Nagelhus

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Niels Nagelhus Schia is a senior research fellow, head of NUPI’s Research group on security and defense, and co-chair of NUPI’s Center on digitalisation and cyber security studies.

He is a former fellow of the NSSR (New School for Social Research) and holds a PhD degree in social anthropology from the University of Oslo.

With a focus on the role of cybersecurity and cybersecurity governance in international relations Schia tracks new developments in policy and research, and provide academic studies, expert analysis and strategic policy recommendations. His research focus combines anthropology and international relations theory with theories of cyber security.  His current projects are concerned with AI in connection with geopolitics and global governance, norms and state behavior in cyber space, development assistance and capacity building, societal vulnerabilities, sovereignty and cyberspace, global governance and cyberspace. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and from January 2017 he is a co-editor of the leading Scandinavian-language International Relations-journal Internasjonal Politikk.

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01-NUPI-Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt



Co-funded by the European Union

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Call HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 – Grant agreement n°101061621

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