Ellen Ravndal

Dr Ellen Ravndal

Research Fellow


BA International Studies (Oslo), MSc History of IR (LSE), DPhil in IR (Oxford)

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Ellen Ravndal

Ellen is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations. Her main research areas include international organisations, the UN Secretary-General, and international relations in the nineteenth century. Her research examines international organisations from a historical perspective and addresses the broader questions of what kind of actors international organisations are and how they gain autonomy.

Prior to joining the Department in 2017, Ellen was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Lund University. She was awarded a DPhil in International Relations from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 2015.


Ellen teaches the graduate courses International Organisation INTR8070 (Semester 1, 2019) and Global Governance INTR8045 (Semester 2, 2019).

Signed hypothetical Ceasefire Agreement

Students conduct in-class peace negotiation simluation

First year undergrad students conduct hypothetical conflict resolution process in class.

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