Kristin Lerfald Grostad

PhD Researcher
Pleinlaan 5, 1050, Brussel, Belgium

Kristin Lerfald Grostad is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy of the Brussels School of Governance. Her PhD investigates the role of US alliance partners in an era of great power rivalry between the US and China. The PhD is funded by the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, a part of the Norwegian Defence University College, in Oslo, Norway.

Kristin holds a bachelor degree in International Relations from Nottingham University, and a Master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po, Paris. Her M.A. thesis was written on the US-Japan Alliance, and she subsequently spent time in Tokyo as an intern at the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Before starting her PhD, she has lead her own team as an entrepreneur, and worked as an advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.

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