Dr Gry Thomasen

Senior Policy Fellow

Dr Gry Thomasen is a Senior Policy Fellow at BASIC. Gry is Programme Manager of BASIC’s programmes on Risk Reduction and Nuclear Disarmament.

Gry’s background and expertise is in the evolution of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and nuclear risk reduction. She is also an expert in Arctic security. 

Gry currently research risk assessments and policy options for risk reduction in the Euro-Atlantic area and the Arctic. In ‘Applying a Systematic Approach to NATO-Russia Risk Reduction’, she researches current risk assessments in Russia and Eastern Europe, specifically NATO’s north-eastern flank countries, and explores policy options for risk reduction measures. Gry also leads research on risk assessment and policy options for risk reduction in the Arctic region in relation to human security as well as strategic resources and sea routes.  

Gry holds a PhD in contemporary international history from the University of Copenhagen and was awarded a postdoc grant from the Carlsberg Foundation to undertake research into the evolution of the nuclear non-proliferation regime at the Danish Institute for International Studies. Before joining BASIC Gry has been a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the Cold War History Research Centre in Budapest and a visiting research fellow at King’s College London, Centre for Science and Security Studies.

In addition, Gry holds an MA in History with Russian from the University of Copenhagen and a BA in History and Russian from the University of Copenhagen and the Moscow State University, MGU.

Her latest article Non-proliferation at Any Cost? Greenlandic Uranium, Denmark and Euratom, 1958-1985 in the International History Review explores how a small state navigates the non-proliferation regime

Expertise:

  • Risk Reduction 
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Disarmament
  • Arctic security

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