Petter Bauck holds an MA in Violence, Conflict, and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He served as deputy head of the Norwegian Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority from 2000 to 2003. After studies, he worked as a senior adviser on conflict-related issues in the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Since 2016 he works as Counsellor for Development at the Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine. He has published several books and articles on Eritrea and Afghanistan.