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Torbjørn Graff Hugo

Project Leader - WMD Project

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Torbjørn Graff Hugo holds an M.Phil. in Peace and Conflict Studies and a BA in International Studies from the University of Oslo. He has worked and studied in a range of different countries, including Sri Lanka, Kenya, France, Spain, Japan and the USA. Before joining ILPI, Hugo worked in the Section for Disarmament and Non-proliferation in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo.

Hugo has extensive practical and theoretical experience in the field of nuclear disarmament, including from the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York. For the past four years he has been attached to ILPI’s WMD Project, and since January 2014 as project coordinator.

Hugo further has a particular interest in the issue of ethnic conflict and constitutional design for multi-ethnic societies. He has previously been attached to the Peace Research Institute Oslo and wrote his master thesis on the relationship between ethnic heterogeneity and civil war.

Focus Areas

  • Peace and Conflict
  • Arms Control
  • Nuclear Weapons Policy
  • Multiethnic Democracy

Countries & Regions

  • Kenya
  • Sri Lanka
  • Japan
  • France
  • Spain
  • USA


  • Norwegian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Basic knowledge of Swahili, Japanese and German

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