Martin Ausvoll Nome sucessfully defended his thesis at the University of Oslo on Thursday 9 August. His work is titeled: Kin State Intervention in Civil War. He has been a student with the Department of Political Science at UiO, and attached to the Social Dynamics of Civil War Working Group at PRIOs Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW).

The evaluation committee:
Dr. Kristin Bakke, University College London
Professor Matthew Evangelista, Cornell University
Dr. Elisabeth Bakke, University of Oslo

His supervisors are both attached to CSCW:
Professor Jeffrey T. Checkel, Simon Fraser University
Professor Scott Gates, Director CSCW