The Grey Zone

The Grey Zone (GZ) is a research group at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. We focus on multiple challenges around understanding and addressing "grey zone" or hybrid threats and warfare. We explore both the ways in which these concepts are defined and understood, as well as what and how different threats are perceived, from individual, society, to state and international levels. We address different ways of managing possible threats, crises and warfare including local preparedness and societal trust, national preparedness strategies, Total Defense, and Whole-of Government and Comprehensive Approaches. The Grey Zone supports and strengthens multidisciplinary research and teaching in International Relations and Politics at UiT, consolidating International Politics competencies both on hybrid threats and warfare, but as well on security issues more generally speaking, Arctic security, international crises and operations. 

Projects include those led by GZ members and/or relevant projects where GZ/UiT members contribute. Though anchored at the Centre for Peace Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, the Grey Zone connects researchers with common interests across departments and faculties at UiT, as well as with external research and practitioner environments.

The Grey Zone research group leader is Professor Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, and the coordinator is Arsalan Bilal (AB).

NOTE: ALL MEDIA REQUESTS SHOULD BE SENT TO PROFESSOR GUNHILD HOOGENSEN GJØRV (gunhild.hoogensen.gjorv@uit.no)

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