Axel Nordenstam

Axel Nordenstam

Associate Fellow

Axel Nordenstam is an Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs’ Asia Programme and a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the Department of Economic History and International Affairs, Stockholm University. His research interests include EU-India relations and Indian climate diplomacy.

He was a Visiting Fellow with the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) in New Delhi. Previously, he has also worked at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) as an Analyst, and as an Intern at the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi and Human Rights Watch in New York. Axel has also served as President for the Swedish Association of International Affairs and on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). He was a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Strategy Group on the Indo-Pacific. In 2021, he was listed as Top 40 Under 40 Europe India Leaders.

Axel holds an MA (with Distinction) in Contemporary European Studies, a Euromasters MA-degree, following studies at the University of Bath, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and Freie Universität Berlin. He also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg, during which he was an Erasmus student at the University of Vienna.


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