Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Bergen

Domen Gril

Domen Gril

Research Assistant


Domen Gril is a Research Assistant at Center for Research on Discretion and Paternalism. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management in Administration from the University of Ljubljana/University of Belgrade.

M.Sc. in Management in Administration (University of Ljubljana/University of Belgrade)
Bachelor in Public Sector Governance (University of Ljubljana)

Get to know Domen

What is your background?

I have a bachelor’s degree in Public Sector Governance and a joint master’s degree in Management in Administration from the Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana, and its partner, the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade.

Due to my genuine interest in the international system, I have dived into researching the behavior and functioning of Small States on national, international and supranational levels.

Before moving to Norway, I worked on projects and at the International Office of the faculty and at an international stock-exchange, experiencing both the public and the private sector.

If you had to choose a different field, what would it be?

It would probably be just an adjustment within the field of public sector – diplomacy. I enjoy experiencing new cultures and creating a connection between them. I also tend to both look at the big picture and put myself in other people’s shoes in order to try and understand their behavior and perspective.

Apart from that I would perhaps swing back to the finance sector and work with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. It was fun and rewarding!

What are you listening to these days?

Everything from A-Å. I usually stick to heavier genres, but also like a good traditional folk tune – Nordic, Slavic, Irish and Mongolian, to name a few. Since I’m still learning to grasp all the different Norwegian dialects, I often put on either Norwegian folk songs or some obscure local artists.

If you have any good recommendations, please send me an email.

A place you’ve been where you’d like to go back?

I think… it would probably be Shanghai, China. The place culture-shocked me and left me in awe at the same time due to its size, complexity and variety within this mega-city. Coming from a sleepy town with 38.000 people to a busy metropolis with around 28 million people and a mix of traditional and modern architecture left its mark.

Your friend sets you up on a blind date with someone famous – who would you hope it is?

Even though I’m straight, I’d hope for a blind taco-Friday with Jan Egeland.