I am Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo, Norway, where I am part of the Research Group on Global Order and Diplomacy. I have a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo (2014).
An International Relations scholar, my research revolves around international diplomacy, inter-state cooperation and practices of friendship, with a geographical focus on the Euro-Atlantic region and the foreign policies of Britain and the Nordic states. My academic publications have appeared in, inter alia, European Journal of International Relations, Cooperation and Conflict, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Journal of European Integration, Politics and Governance and Global Affairs.
My first solo-authored book, Special Relationships in World Politics: Inter-state Friendship and Diplomacy after the Second World War, was published in Routledge’s New International Relations series in 2018 (Paperback in 2020). The book discussed ‘special relationship’ as an analytical and practical category, and explored how US-UK and UK-Norway friendship ties were constructed through domestic representations and diplomatic practices of recognition and trust after 1945.
Since August 2020, I have been a Series Editor for Springer Frontiers in International Relations, together with Maren Hofius, Elke Schwarz and Benjamin Tallis. I also serve on the International Advisory Board of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.
Contact: kmh (at) nupi.no