Andreas Østhagen is a Senior Fellow and Leadership Group member at The Arctic Institute. His research and writing focuses on natural resource developments and security policy of the circumpolar region. Andreas is also an affiliated fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies in Oslo (IFS) and the High North Center at Bodø Business School. He is completing a PhD at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, under the supervision of Professor Michael Byers.
Andreas previously worked at the North Norway European Office in Brussels responsible for representing the interests of the Norwegian Arctic to the European Union and monitoring relevant EU policies. He has also worked with security and energy issues at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. and the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation in Toronto, Canada. Andreas is author of A New Security Architecture for the Arctic (CSIS, 2012). He has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Defense Studies, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, and Internasjonal Politikk, Norge.
Andreas has a Master of Science (MSc) from the London School of Economics (LSE) in European and international affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in political economy from the University of Bergen and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).