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Maral Mirshahi
Maral Mirshahi
Project Assistant
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Research Interest

​Security, nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation, humanitarian technology, regional powers and hegemony, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in post-conflict societies.

​​​​Maral Mirshahi is a Master’s student of International Relations at NUPI-UMB, holding a scholarship at the Centre for Civil-Military Relations at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. Maral holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Sciences from the University of Oslo.

In 2011-2012 Maral undertook internships at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Norwegian Embassy in Nepal. She has worked on various projects under the Dimensions of Security Department at PRIO. Currently, Maral is project assistant to the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, a collaborative project between PRIO, NUPI and CMI.

Mirshahi, Maral and Agnieszka Cybulska (2013) Killer Robots: The Future of War? Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. 
(Re-published in Action on Armed Violence)

Mirshahi, Maral (2012) "Ban nukes now!" - En ytring som ikke kan følges opp. In: Samfunnsviter'n 3:20.

Popular Article

Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Maral Mirshahi & Nicholas Marsh (2014) Killer robots – hvorfor ønsker man et forbud? [Killer Robots - The Quest for a Ban], NRK Ytring.
Sandvik, Kristin Bergtora; Nicholas Marsh & Maral Mirshahi (2014) The Struggle to Ban Killer Robots, Bullentin of Atomic Scientists.