Siri Aas Rustad

Research Director

Siri Aas Rustad
Email: sirir@prio.org
Work phone: 22 54 77 47
Mobile phone: 47 917 00 274
Twitter: @SiriRustadPRIO

Research Interests

Natural Resources and Civil War

Wealth Sharing in Post-conflict situations

Background

​​Languages spoken:

English, Norwegian

Selected work experience:

Senior Researcher, Conditions for Violence and Peace, PRIO 2012-present

Researcher/PhD candidate at PRIO (2008-2012)

Research Assistant at PRIO for Nils Petter Gleditsch and Scott Gates (November 2005- December 2007)

Coordinator for PRIO’s Peace Research Course at the International Summer School at Blindern (Summer 2006)

Project Coordinator for North Caucasus, Building Peaces

Teaching statistical method and software (MA-level) – Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Science (2012-2018)

Education:

2008-2012: PhD (Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

2002-2005: Cand.polit. (Political Science from NTNU, Reading University, and PRIO)

1998-2001: Cand.mag. (Political Science, History and Macro Economics, from NTNU and Charles University, Praha)

Selected fellowships and awards:

‘Development Aid, Effectiveness, and Inequalities in Conflict-Affected Societies’, Research Council of Norway, FRIPRO, Project deputy (NOK 9 million) (2017-2019)

‘From a Curse to a Blessing? Transparency and Accountability in Managing High-Value Natural Resource Revenues’, Research Council of Norway, collaborator FRIPRO (NOK 7 million) (2014-2017)

‘The social, economic and political impacts of the extractive industries in Brazil: The case of Hydro and the Barcarena region in Pará’, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Project leader (NOK 2.4 million) (2014-2016)

‘Female Empowerment in Eastern DRC’, Research Council of Norway, NORGLOBAL Division, collaborator (NOK 5 million) (2014-2016)

‘Conflict Trends’, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Project deputy (NOK 11.4 million) (2013-2016)

Events

PRIO started tracking events online in 2007. This listing is not complete. Past events may be mentioned in our news archive.

Publications

The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Binningsbø, Helga Malmin & Siri Aas Rustad (2012) A Price Worth Fighting For? Natural Resources and Conflict Recurrence, Journal of Peace Research 49(4): 531–546.
Rustad, Siri Aas & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2012) Sharing the Wealth: A Pathway to Peace or a Trail to Nowhere?, Conflict Management and Peace Science 29(5): 547–566.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates & Åshild Falch (2011) All Conflict Is Local: Modeling Sub-National Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(1): 15–40.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Ragnhild Nordås; Vera Achvarina & Gudrun Østby (2009) Armut und die Rekrutierung von Kindersoldaten: Neue Evidenz aus einer disaggregierten Analyse der afrikanischen Regionen [Poverty and Child Soldier Recruitment: A Disaggregated Study of African Regions], Politische Vierteljahresschrift Sonderhefte 43: 386–413.
Larsen, Wenche; Siri Aas Rustad; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Jan Ketil Rød (2008) Foliage and Fighting: Forest Resources and the Onset, Duration, and Location of Civil War, Political Geography 27(7): 761–782.

Book Chapter

Rustad, Siri Aas & Päivi Lujala (2012) High-value Natural Resources: A Blessing or a Curse for Peace?, in Rustad, Siri Aas; & Päivi Lujala, eds, High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan (3–18).
Ross, Michael W.; Siri Aas Rustad & Päivi Lujala (2012) Horizontal Inequality, Decentralizing the Distribution of Natural Resources Revenues, and Peace, in High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan (251–259).
Le Billon, Philippe; Siri Aas Rustad & Päivi Lujala (2012) Building or Spoiling Peace? Lessons from the Management of the High-Value Natural Resources, in High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan (571–621).
Rustad, Siri Aas & Philippe Le Billon (2012) Building or spoiling peace? Lessons from the management of the high-value natural resources, in Lujala, Päivi; Päivi Lujala; & Siri Aas Rustad, eds, High-Value natural Resources and post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Earthscan Publications Ltd (571–621).
Obi, Cyril & Siri Aas Rustad (2011) Introduction: Petro-Violence in the Niger Delta: The Complex Politics of an Insurgency, in Obi, Cyril; & Siri Aas Rustad, eds, Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence. London: Zed Books (1–14).
Rustad, Siri Aas & Cyril Obi (2011) Conclusion: Amnesty and Post-amnesty Peace, is the Window of Opportunity Closing for the Niger Delta, in Rustad, Siri Aas; & Cyril Obi, eds, Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence. London: (200–210).
Le Billon, Philippe; Päivi Lujala & Siri Aas Rustad (2010) Valuable Natural Resources in Conflict-Affected States, in Ending Wars, Consolidating Peace: Economic Perspectives. New York: IISS (121–136).
Rustad, Siri Aas & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2007) Natural Resource Management and Postconflict Peace, in Statsvitenskaplig Fagkonferanse. Trondheim: .
Rustad, Siri Aas & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2007) Natural Resource Management and Postconflict Peace, in the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association. Chicago, IL: .

Edited Volume

Lujala, Päivi; & Siri Aas Rustad, eds, (2012) High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding. Abingdon: Earthscan. Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management.
Obi, Cyril; & Siri Aas Rustad, eds, (2011) Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petro-violence. London: Zed Books.

Popular Article

Lujala, Päivi & Siri Aas Rustad (2011) Å bygge fred etter krig [To Build Peace After War], Dagsavisen, 25 October.

Master Thesis

Rustad, Siri Aas (2005) Forest Resources and Conflict: How Forest Resources Influence Internal Armed Conflicts. MA thesis, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU, Oslo & Trondheim.

Conference Paper

Gates, Scott; Halvard Buhaug; Åshild Falch & Siri Aas Rustad (2009) Subnational Variation in Civil Conflict Risk, presented at 50th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, 15–18 February.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Philippe Le Billon & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2009) Do Resource-Related Peacebuilding Initiatives Build Peace?, presented at International Studies Association Convention, New York, NY, 15–18 February.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Ragnhild Nordås; Gudrun Østby & Vera Achvarina (2008) Regional Welfare and Child Soldier Recruitment : A Disaggregated Study of African RegionsUniversity of Konstanz, 22–23 February.
Achvarina, Vera; Ragnhild Nordås; Siri Aas Rustad & Gudrun Østby (2007) Regional Poverty and Child Soldier Recruitment: A Disaggregated Study of Sub-National African Regions, 1990–2004, presented at the 48th Annual Metting of the International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 28 February–3 March.
Rustad, Siri Aas; Jan Ketil Rød; Wenche Larsen & Nils Petter Gleditsch (2007) Foilage and Fighting: Forest resources and the onset, duration and location of civil warPalma, Mallorca, December.
Rød, Jan Ketil & Siri Aas Rustad (2006) Resources and Conflict – Conflict Zones and Disaggregated Forest Data, presented at Polarization and Conflict Workshop, Nicosia, Cyprus, 26–29 April.

PRIO Policy Brief

Rustad, Siri Aas (2008) Between War and peace: 50 years of Power-sharing in Nigeria, CSCW Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Rustad, Siri Aas; Halvard Buhaug; Scott Gates; & Åshild Falch (2009) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Measures for Natural and Conflict-Related Hazards in Asia-Pacific, NGI Report 200716001. Oslo: Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.