Dr. Malin Mobjörk is a senior researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and a manager of SIPRI’s research on climate change and risk. Malin holds a Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Studies from Linköping University, Sweden. Before joining SIPRI, Malin worked at Stockholm University and at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI for almost a decade. Malin’s expertise includes climate-related security risks including violent conflicts, climate-induced migration, and policy organizations’ responses to climate risks. Another area of her expertise is interdiciplinary and transdisciplinary research. In addition, Malin has also been involved in foresight and scenario analysis, among all the Future Commissions commissioned by the Swedish government. Malin’s recent publications include the report "Climate-related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach," which was funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and articles in Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management and International Studies Review.

Project Summary

Malin’s research centers around the questions of how scholarly and policy actors are construing the security risks of the Anthropocene, how the locus of security is shifting in the Anthropocene and which actors are taking lead of endorsing various notions of security. 

Major Publications

Mobjörk, M. et al. 2016. Climate-related Security Risks: Towards an Integrated Approach
van Baalen, S. and Mobjörk, M. 2017. Climate change and violent conflict in East Africa: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Probe the Mechanisms, International Studies Review
Mobjörk, M., Smith, D. and Rüttinger, L. 2016. Towards a Global Resilience Agenda: Action on Climate Fragility Risks, Hauge: Clingendael, adelphi and SIPRI