Kristian Lefdal left PRIO in 2023. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Kristian Lefdal

Kristian Lefdal

Interests and experience

  • Political institutions
  • Party systems
  • Party strategy
  • Democratic development
  • Military strategy
  • International relations and diplomacy

My name is Kristian Lefdal, and I am currently attending the Peace and Conflict Studies-master´s programme at the University of Oslo. I possess a bachelor-degree in Political Science obtained at the University of Agder, campus Kristiansand. For my dissertation, I studied the Norwegian party system, and proved why new party arrangements find difficulties in getting elected, by implementing institutional, sociological and competitive perspectives in the analysis. Academically, I am highly influenced by Francis Fukuyama and his views on the modern state. I am also interested in democratic development/deficits and security policies.


  • B.Sc Political Science (year unit in media and communication), University of Agder

Relevant work experience:

  • Starting upcoming June 2023 - Research Assistant in the SOLID-project at UiO
  • President in the PECOS Student Council (Jan 2023-)

Languages Spoken:

Norwegian (native), English (fluent), German

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