Robin Allers (b. 1970) is an Associate Professor at IFS where he has been employed since 2009. He has worked as senior researcher, head of department for international security and head of the international research program Security and Defence in Northern Europe. His research focuses on European security policy and Norway’s security and defence relations with close allies such as Germany. He coordinates the Norwegian defence sector’s competence network Germany.
Allers has studied history at the University of Hamburg, where he in 2007 completed a doctoral degree (Dr. phil) with a dissertation on German-Norwegian relations and EU enlargement negotiations during Willy Brandt’s time in government. He also studied at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris/Sciences Po (1995–96) and was an intern and research assistant at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC and at the German Historical Institute in Paris (1997–98). As doctoral student and DAAD scholar, Allers was guest researcher at ARENA – center for European studies at the University of Oslo (2001–02), and from 2007 to 2009 he was affiliated with the Forum for Contemporary History at the University of Oslo’s Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History.
Robin Allers teaches, supervises dissertations, and gives talks and lectures on topics such as German, Norwegian, and European security policy, NATO and transatlantic relations, the history of European integration, and the EU as an international actor. At the Norwegian Defence University College, he is program manager for the master’s program Master in military studies and responsible for the master level course Security policy and strategy.
- Germany, German foreign and security policy
- EU foreign and security policy
- NATO-EU relations
- Norwegian foreign and security policy
- international history, international relations
- contemporary history