Belgrade Security Forum :: Karsten Friis
Belgrade Security Forum
2011 2012 2013
Senior Advisor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Moderator)
Karsten Friis is a Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).
heads NUPI's work on the MNE6 project, which focuses on the development of civilian-military cooperation in international operations and coordinates activities with the other project partners - the FFI (Defence Research Establishment) and the FST
(Joint Staff College).
also follows political developments in the Balkans, with an emphasis on Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.
He worked as a Political Adviser at the OSCE Serbia from 2004-2007, as well as for the Montenegro mission in 2000.
From 2001 until 2004 he served as an advisor to the Norwegian Armed Forces, and from 1999-2000 he was an analyst at KFOR Headquarters in Kosovo.
has published widely on the 'whole of government' and comprehensive approaches to state-building and crisis management.
He received his MA in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a Cand Polit (M.Phil) in Political Science from the University of Oslo.