Tiril Høye Rahn

UNAI Research Assistant
Oxford Conflict, Peace & Security Hub
Hertford College
MPhil International Relations

Tiril Høye Rahn is reading for an MPhil in International Relations. She is awarded the Aker Scholarship for her degree. Tiril's work, research, and initiatives are centred around SDG16 - to build Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Tiril researches:

  • peacekeeping,

  • strategic military deployment,

  • peace negotiations,

  • violence by governments on civilians.

In her master's thesis, Tiril deploy sub-national geo-referenced data analysis the effect of government consent on UN peacekeeping deployment. Tiril is awarded the Norwegian Red Cross Research grant for her work.


At Oxford, Tiril works as a project associate for the United Nations Academic Impact Hub in Peace and Conflict Resolutions. Tiril is the founder and the president of the Oxford Diplomatic Society which bring in guest speakers and host workshops to address diplomacy in the 21st century with over 720+ members from 85+ academic disciplines.

Tiril earned her Bachelor of Arts from New York University Abu Dhabi in 2020, with a major in political science and minors in peace studies, public policy, and management. Here she also studied abroad at NYU New York, NYU Sydney, and NYU Shanghai. During her undergraduate, Tiril worked in the UN Security Council in New York for the UK Mission to the UN. She worked on question of peace and security related to peacekeeping, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Palestine, and was one of two negotiators for mandate renewal of peacekeepers to Cyprus. Tiril has worked on violent de-radicalisation at Hedayah with a focus on Tunisia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. She has worked on refugee awareness though UNHCR UAE. As a part-time job for 8 years, Tiril worked at the Nobel Peace Center since 2011.

Published Research

Journal Peer-Reviewed


  • 30 under 30 leaders in Norway, DN 2021

  • Red Cross Norway Research Grant, 2020-2022

  • Aker Scholarship, 2020-2022

  • Founders Day Award, New York University, 2020


  • Norwegian (native)

  • English (fluent)

  • Arabic (basic)

  • Spanish (basic)

  • German (basic)

  • Chinese (survival)