Lene Siljeholm Christiansen left PRIO in 2004. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Lene Siljeholm Christiansen

Interests and experience

The focus of my MA thesis in political science is on Military Interventions and Democratization (see project description in righthand box). The assumption that democracies do not wage war against each other may encourage some governments to take action to expand the democratic sphere, including through the use of violence. The thesis examines the effect of military intervention conducted by democratic countries in the period 1960 to 1996.

Languages spoken:

Norwegian, English, Spanish, French and some Arabic

Working experience:

Since April 2003: Part-time position as an administrative assistant in the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Fall 2000: Teaching assistantship in the Department of Sociology and Political Science, in the subject Public Policy and Administration, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).


2000-present: working on MA in political science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

2002: MA in international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

2000: Cand.mag degree from the University of Oslo (UiO).
Course work in law, political science, sociology and Spanish at NTNU and the University of Madrid (Complutense Madrid).

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