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Liselotte Odgaard

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)

Liselotte Odgaard is a non-resident senior fellow at Hudson Institute. Her work focuses on U.S.-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 professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies in Oslo.

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. Recent publications include “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). 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 Ph.D. 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.

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 Virtual Event | Sino-US Tech Competition: Where Does Europe Stand?

Virtual Event | Sino-US Tech Competition: Where Does Europe Stand?

The China Challenge | Securing Freedom In The 21st Century

The China Challenge | Securing Freedom In The 21st Century

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Liselotte Odgaard was mentioned in The Epoch Times about the importance of the EU agreeing on an approach to counter China’s maritime threat.

Satoru Nagao and Liselotte Odgaard were mentioned in Thanh Nien

Liselotte Odgaard was mentioned in France 24 about the role of panda cubs in U.S.-China diplomacy.

Liselotte Odgaard was published in Asia Policy

Liselotte Odgaard is quoted in South China Morning Post
on China’s strategy of non-interference in South Sudan.

Liselotte Odgaard and Patrick Cronin are interviewed by South China Morning Post on Europe’s role in countering China in the Indo-Pacific.