Research Staff

Siril Kobbeltvedt Herseth

Doctoral Researcher

PhD fellow focusing on China's role as a development actor

Siril Kobbeltvedt Herseth is a PhD candidate at CMI within the project China and the global aid architecture: Understanding China’s evolving development assistance. Her focus will be on China as development actor towards the African Union.

Prior to joining CMI, she worked as an associated Political Expert at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs at the Office of the Under-Secretary-General based in New York. After that, she worked as a Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Office to the African Union, based in Addis Ababa, and then as a Special Assistant to the Deputy-Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Political Affairs at the United Nations Mission to South Sudan, based in Juba. Additionally, she has experience as a senior advisor on humanitarian advocacy at Save the Children, based in Oslo.

She obtained a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Australian National University in Canberra, during which she focused on Peace and Conflict studies.