Dr Niels Nagelhus Schia is a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo, Norway where he heads NUPI’s Centre for Digitalization and Cybersecurity Studies. He is also co-chairing the secretariate for the Dialogue Forum for Norway’s membership of the United Nations Security Council 2021–2022 which organises a series of thematic roundtable meetings about current issues on the Security Council’s agenda. Niels holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Oslo. He has extensive experience from fieldwork for the UN Security Council, where he has, among other things, looked at decision-making processes, internal dynamics, and the development of various thematic issues on the Security Council’s agenda. In addition, he has also researched policy processes in the UN bureaucracy, as well as researching local, national and regional processes related to peacebuilding in various African and Asian countries.