Research Staff

Astri Suhrke

Senior Researcher

Current projects

Completed projects

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Policy Briefs Afghanistan

Jan 2003 - Jun 2005

The effects of post-war aid

Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

Current refugee law and issues

Jan 2003 - Aug 2003

Peacebuilding

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Human security and development

Jan 1999 - Dec 1999

Danish humanitarian assistance

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Reports

Political scientist focusing on the social, political and humanitarian consequences of violent conflict, and strategies of response.

Political scientist focusing on the social, political and humanitarian consequences of violent conflict, and strategies of response.

More recently, Astri has focused on the politics of humanitarian policies in the UN system, concepts of human security and peacebuilding. She is also working on strategies of post-war reconstruction and statebuilding, with particular reference to Afghanistan.

She has led several research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway: The Multilateral Aid system (2001-03); Aid in Post-Conflict Situations (2003-05), and Violence in the Post-Conflict State (2005-08).  Astri Suhrke has participated in projects commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, various UN agencies (particularly UNHCR), SIDA, DANIDA, the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, DFID, the World Bank and UNDP. She is a member of a committee of experts serving the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Her most recent books are When More is Less. The International Project in Afghanistan (2011), The Peace In Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding (co-edited anthology, 2012) and Roads to Reconciliation (2005) (co-edited anthology).