Nils Heldal / NTNU SVT
Nils Heldal / NTNU SVT

Hanne Seter successfully defended her doctoral thesis today, 21 April, at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technolog (NTNU). The title of the thesis is “Climate variability and conflict”

Her trial lecture: "“How does climate variability compare to other leading contenders for explaining conflict?”


  • Professor Cameron Thies, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University,
  • Assistant Professor Gabriele Spilker, Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg
  • Professor Jonathon Moses, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU


The candidate’s main supervisor has been Professor Halvard Buhaug. The candidate’s co-supervisor has been Associate Professor Ole Magnus Theisen.

You can read more about the defense and the thesis here.