Henrik is a man of many traits; philosopher, author, researcher, lecturer and public speaker. He is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Bjørknes University College, Research Professor at the world renowned Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), part-time Associate Professor at the Norwegian Defense College, Chief Editor of the Journal of Military Ethics and not least, he is one of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (since 2015). The Committee awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Henrik is a highly acclaimed speaker and travel extensively in Norway and abroad. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2007.
Henrik’s areas of research range from moral philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics of war to the relationship between religion and the use of military power and business ethics. Henrik holds a MA from the University of Boston and a PhD from the University of Oslo. He has published extensively and some of his work include, What we say to each other: On thought, speech and tolerance (2015) Religion, War and Ethics (2014), Ethics, Nationalism and Just War (2007), The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings (2006) as well as numerous articles, monographs, book chapters, reports and media pieces. See his full publication list HERE.
At Bjørknes University College, Henrik teaches Ethics of War and Peace and a cutting edge course on the Nobel Peace Prize, the only one in the world taught by a sitting member of the Nobel Committee!
Henrik is also a board member at Bjørknes University College.