Welcome to my website

I am a DPhil candidate in international relations at Wadham College, Oxford University. My research interests revolve around the dynamics of multilateral diplomacy and international security. I am an expert on the regimes and diplomatic processes governing nuclear and autonomous weapons. I also have an interest in the role of ideology and religion in world politics.

My doctoral thesis – working title ‘Institutional Development in Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament’ – explores how diplomatic practices and institutions in the field of multilateral nuclear disarmament change over time.

My work on the law and politics of nuclear and autonomous weapons has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the Journal of Military Ethics (vol. 15, no. 3), Nordic Journal of International Law (vol. 85, no. 2), and the Peace Review (vol. 28, no. 3). I have also co-authored a chapter on the negotiation and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (Promoting Peace Through International Law, OUP 2014).

Whilst reading for a doctoral degree in IR, I am also an advisor at the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) in Oslo, blogging regularly on the politics of WMDs and international law at ILPI’s WMD Blog. I occasionally write for Effective Measures, a blog maintained by ILPI and the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. I have also contributed to The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Today, The Huffington Post, and several Norwegian newspapers, including Dagbladet, Klassekampen, and Dagens Næringsliv.

Feel free to email me at kjolv.egeland@politics.ox.ac.uk

Twitter: @kjolvegeland