John Karlsrud

Senior Researcher, NUPI

John Karlsrud is Senior Research Fellow and Manager of the Training for Peace programme at NUPI, working on peacekeeping, peacebuilding and humanitarian issues. Currently, he is working on issues related to the use of surveillance drones and modern technology in peacekeeping operations. He has published a number of peer-reviewed policy briefs and articles in, inter alia, Disasters, International Review of the Red Cross, and Third World Quarterly.

His doctoral dissertation was entitled: “Linked Ecologies and Norm Change in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations” at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, England.

Selected publications:

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Wilson, Christopher & Karlsrud, John (2014) ‘A Humanitarian Technology Policy Agenda for 2016’, Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, 30 June 2014.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora & Karlsrud, John (2014) ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response’, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Occassional Policy Paper, OCHA Policy and Studies Series, June 2014, 010.

Karlsrud, John & Rosén, Frederik (2014) ‘Droner for fred?’, Internasjonal Politikk, 72 (2), pp.263-271.

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert & John Karlsrud (2014) Ny humanitær teknologi – en kritisk forskningsagenda, Internasjonal Politikk (2): 224–233.

Karlsrud, John, Frederik Rosén (2013) In the Eye of the Beholder? UN and the Use of Drones to Protect Civilians, in Stability: International Journal of Security and Development 2 (2).

Karlsrud, John (2013) ‘Peacekeeping 4.0: Harnessing the Potential of Big Data, Social Media and Cyber Technology, in Kremer, J. F. & Müller, B. (eds.) Cyber Space and International Relations. Theory, Prospects and Challenges. Berlin,Springer.s. 141-160

Karlsrud, John, Diana Felix Da Costa (2013). Invitation withdrawn: humanitarian action, United Nations peacekeeping, and state sovereignty in Chad, in Disasters 37 (3)

Web site:
http://www.nupi.no/en/About-NUPI/Employees/Researchers/John-Karlsrud