Joakim Hertzberg Ulstein is an international relations scholar whose primary research interests include humanitarian coordination, voluntary standards and regulations and the transnational governance of the humanitarian field. He has a background from refugee and IDP questions, and has formerly worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Ulstein is currently working on a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the Institute of Political Science. The title of his doctoral dissertation is: “Urban humanitarianism: A comparative study of humanitarian organisations operating in urban settings”. His doctoral dissertation on humanitarianism in urban violence settings is a comparative case study of humanitarian engagement in Rio, Port-au-Prince, and Nairobi.