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Kjølv Egeland

 Kjølv Egeland

Research topic:
Multilateral nuclear disarmament

Research Themes:
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy International ethics and global Justice Norms, legitimacy and justification 

Academic Profile

Kjølv Egeland is a DPhil candidate in International Relations at Wadham College, Oxford, supervised by Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis. Egeland focuses on the dynamics of multilateral disarmament diplomacy and international security. His doctoral thesis – working title ‘Institutional Development in Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament’ – explores how diplomatic practices and international institutions change over time.

Whilst reading for a doctoral degree in IR, Egeland is also a researcher at the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) in Oslo, where he advises the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and contributes to the Institute's publications and outreach work. Egeland has also contributed commentary to The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Huffington Post, New Internationalist, European Leadership Network, and several Norwegian dailies.


'Norway Scholar' to the University of Oxford, 2015

Ephraim Eshag Senior Scholar, Wadham College, 2016


Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
Egeland, Kjølv, ‘Lethal Autonomous Weapons under International Humanitarian Law’, Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 85, no. 2, 2016.
Egeland, Kjølv, ‘A Licence to Kill? Robot Responsibility and Recognition’, Journal of Military Ethics, forthcoming in vol. 15, no. 3, 2016.
Egeland, Kjølv, ‘Punctuated Equilibrium in Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament’, Peace Review, vol. 28, no. 3, 2016.
Nahem, Joachim and Kjølv Egeland, ‘Legalitet og Legitimitet: Responsibility to Protect i Teori og Praksis’, Internasjonal Politikk, vol. 72, no. 1, 2014.
Nystuen, Gro and Kjølv Egeland, ‘The Potential of the Arms Trade Treaty to Reduce Violations of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law’, in Cecilia M. Bailliet and Kjetil M. Larsen (eds), Promoting Peace Through International Law, Oxford University Press, 2014.
Policy and Background Papers:
Borrie, John, Anne G. Dimmen, Kjølv Egeland, Torbjørn G. Hugo, and Camilla Waszink, ‘Gender, Development and Nuclear Weapons’, Oslo and Geneva, ILPI and UNIDIR, October 2016. Link.
Egeland, Kjølv, ‘Longing for Armageddon: A Brief History of Non-State Actors’ Pursuit and Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction’, International Law and Policy Institute, Background Paper no. 16, 2015. Link.
Egeland, Kjølv, ‘Health and Environmental Effects of the Production, Testing, and Use of Nuclear Weapons’, International Law and Policy Institute, Background Paper no. 4, 2014. Link.
Egeland, Kjølv, ‘Paradigms Lost: Trends in international security policy discourse after World War II’, International Law and Policy Institute, Background Paper no. 11, 2014. Link.
Hellestveit, Cecilie and Kjølv Egeland, ‘Beating a Dead Horse? The Military Utility of Nuclear Weapons’, International Law and Policy Institute, Background Paper no. 14, 2014. Link.
Hugo, Torbjørn G. and Kjølv Egeland, ‘Jumping the Hurdles: Obstacles and Opportunities for Inclusive Multilateral Disarmament’, International Law and Policy Institute, Background Paper no. 13, 2014  Link.
Nystuen, Gro and Kjølv Egeland, ‘A “Legal Gap”? Nuclear Weapons Under International Law’, Arms Control Today, vol. 46, March 2016. Link.