Lars Gjesvik

Dr Lars Gjesvik is a senior researcher in the Research Group for Security and Defence at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, where he also serves as the co-leader of the Research Center for Digitization and Cyber Security. His research focuses on the intersection of private enterprise and state interests, security challenges, and power politics related to digitalization and emerging technologies. He recently obtained his doctorate from the University of Oslo, where he studied the interaction between private companies and state interests in the digital space, and the role of technology companies in shaping international politics. Gjesvik’s expertise also includes issues related to the global surveillance industry, digital infrastructure such as submarine internet cables and cloud services, cyber security, and technology dependency.