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Liselotte Odgaard

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

Liselotte Odgaard is a professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies . Her work focuses on US–China–Europe relations, including NATO–China relations; Chinese foreign, security and defense policy; Indo-Pacific security, and the geopolitics of the Arctic region. She is also non-resident senior fellow at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. 

Dr Odgaard has been a visiting scholar at institutions such as Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute. She is the author of numerous monographs, books, peer-reviewed articles, and research papers on Chinese and Asia-Pacific security, and she is a frequent commentator on these issues in the media.  

She regularly participates in policy dialogues such as the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland and the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD in political science from Aarhus University in Denmark, as well as a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Warwick in the UK. 

Recent publications  

“European Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: The Interplay between Institutional and State-Level Naval Diplomacy,” Asia Policy (14:4, October 2019, pp. 129–159) and “Europe’s Place in Sino-U.S. Competition,” in Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski, and Michael Willis (eds.), Strategic Asia 2020: Sino–U.S. Competition for Global Influence, (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2020, pp. 277–304).