Ole Jacob Sending is Director of Research at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and an adjunct researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI). Sending holds a PhD (Dr. Polit.) from the University of Bergen, titled: “How does knowledge matter?”.
His work is mainly focused on the role of international organizations in crisis management. He has previously worked as Senior Adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2008), and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley (2008-2009) and Stanford University (2002).
His work has appeared, inter alia, in the European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Quarterly, and Millennium. His most recent book is Governing the Global Polity (with Iver B. Neumann), Michigan University Press won the International Studies Association Award for Best Book in international political sociology in 2012. He is currently working on a book manuscript under contract, also with Michigan University Press, entitled The Authority of Expertise in Global Governance. With Simon Reid-Henry, he is managing a HUMPOL funded project on “Armed Violence in Urban Settings”.
Reid-Henry, Simon & Sending, Ole Jacob (2014) ‘The “humanitarianization” of urban violence’, Environment and Urbanization, October 2014, 26 (2), pp. 427-442.
de Carvalho, Benjamin & Ole Jacob Sending (2013). Introduction: A Concern with Protection, in Benjamin de Carvalho and Ole Jacob Sending (eds.) The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice.Baden-Baden,Nomos.s. 17-23.
Sending, Ole Jacob, Andreas Stensland (2013). Unpacking the “Culture of Protection”: A Political Economy Analysis of UN Protection of Civilians , in Benjamin de Carvalho and Ole Jacob Sending (eds.) The Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping: Concept, Implementation and Practice. Baden-Baden,Nomos.s. 63-88.
Neumann, Iver B., Ole Jacob Sending (2007). ‘The International’ as Governmentality, i Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Volume 35, Number 3, September 2007 , .London,Millennium Publishing Group.s. 677-701.Web site: