Maral Mirshahi left PRIO in 2015. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Maral Mirshahi

Maral Mirshahi

Interests and experience

Security, nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation, humanitarian technology, regional powers and hegemony, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in post-conflict societies.

Maral Mirshahi is a graduate of the International Relations Master’s program of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). She wrote her MA thesis at the Centre for Civil-Military Relations at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), from which she received a full-year scholarship. Maral holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Sciences from the University of Oslo.

In 2011-2012 Maral undertook internships at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Norwegian Embassy in Nepal. She has worked on various projects under the Dimensions of Security Department at PRIO. Currently, Maral is Project Assistant to the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, Administrative Coordinator to the Research School on Peace and Conflict, and part-time Research Assistant.

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