Research Staff

Per Aarvik

Affiliated expert

Political scientist focused on digital tools for democracy, development and humanitarianism

Per is an independent adviser and researcher in applied digital technology within the crisis management and digital humanitarianism fields. Social media data, satellite imagery, geographical information systems, and applied artificial intelligence are among his focus areas.

He holds a Master's degree in Democracy Building from the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway. His thesis focused on the potential of crowdsourced civil society election monitoring as a tool to combat election fraud. His background is from journalism, advertising and higher design education – as a practitioner, educator, and in managerial roles. In recent years he has led digital humanitarian work during disasters and in democracy projects.