BELGRADE – SERBIA

400+ participants / 50+ speakers / 15+ panels
BSC2022

27-28 OCTOBER
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Day 2

Security Architecture in Europe after the War in Ukraine

17:00 – 18:00

 

NORWAY

Karsten Friis

Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Security and Defence Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Dr. Karsten Friis is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Security and Defence Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He holds a PhD from the University of Groningen, a Cand. Polit from University of Oslo and a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Before joining NUPI in 2007, he was Political Adviser at the OSCE Mission to Serbia 2004-2007, and before that he held positions at the OSCE in Montenegro in 2001 and in Kosovo in 1999. Friis was also part of EU Special Envoy Miroslav Lajcak’s team for the referendum on independence in Montenegro in 2006. In addition, he has worked in the Norwegian Armed Forces and served at NATO/KFOR in Kosovo. Friis’ main area of expertise is security and defense policies, international military operations, civilian-military relations, Nordic security, cyber security, as well as the Western Balkans.

His latest publications include: “Huawei, 5G and Security: Technological Limitations and Political Responses” Development & Change, 52(5) 2021; “Analysing security sub-regions: Forces of push, pull and resistance in Nordic Defence Cooperation”, Journal of Global Security Studies, 6(4), 2021; “Norway, NATO and the Northern Flank”, in Michele Testoni, ed., NATO and Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Foreign and Security Policy Perspectives, Routledge, 2021, Chapter 4, 67–84. “Missiles, Vessels and Active Defence: What Risk does the Russian Armed Forces Represent?”, RUSI Journal, 165(4–5); 2020; Civil-Military Relations in International Interventions: A New Framework for Analysis, Routledge, 2020.