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John Karlsrud

Senior Adviser


John Karlsrud is a senior adviser at NOREF, where he works on the Iraq programme. He has previously worked as a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and has a PhD from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. He has written a number of books, articles and policy-oriented publications, and has previous experience from, among others, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the UN Development Programme and NATO. He has worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Palestine (West Bank), Norway and the United States, and has carried out field research in and shorter missions to, for example, Haiti, Liberia, Mozambique, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Ukraine.