Herdís Sigurgrímsdóttir

Herdís Sigurgrímsdóttir
Herdís Sigurgrímsdóttir left PRIO in 2011. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

Current research:

Afghanistan's warlord dilemma: Can the Afghan state be consolidated by co-opting strongmen?

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Research interests:

State-building, state-society relations and sub-national governance in Afghanistan

Background

 

Languages spoken:

Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, English, French.

 

Working experience:

2010-2011: Development consultant for GIZ in Afghanistan, working in a project on Public Administration education.

2009-2011: Freelance journalist in Iceland and Norway, writing for Associated Press, Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV), Frettatiminn and others.

2008: Special assistant to the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. Seconded by the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.

2007: Public Information Officer for the NATO Training Mission – Iraq. Seconded by the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.

2006: Foreign reporter and news anchor for Icelandic NFS/Channel 2 News.

2003-2005: Hiking guide in Iceland and Greenland, guiding French groups.

2002: Summer job in the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.

 

Education:

MSc in Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies) at the London School of Economics. Master stipendiat at PRIO in summer 2010.

BA in French and Political Science at the University of Iceland/Université de Toulouse le Mirail

Events

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