Mathias Ormestad Frendem

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Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellow

Mathias Ormestad Frendem is a Henry Chauncey Jr. ‘57 Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. He is currently working on a book project that analyses how relative power and geography shapes the national interests of great powers. This theory predicts choices about continental balancing and bandwagoning, offshore balancing, alliances, and war, which he tests against various cases of European great power politics from 1683 to 1918. Other research projects include great power competition for influence, hegemonic wars, and the role of theory in international relations.

Prior to coming to Yale, Mathias Ormestad Frendem was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. He earned his DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. In addition, he received an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a BA in International Studies at the University of Oslo.