Sjur Hamre

Thanks for stopping by! I'm a junior studying Economics and Political Science at NYU Shanghai — welcome to my humble home in the Cloud.

About Me

I originally hail from Leikanger, a tiny town situated close to the end of a long fjord in mid-western Norway. In 2012, I moved to Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina to attend a United World College, which led me to apply to and later attend NYU Abu Dhabi. I've lived in Abu Dhabi since 2014, with the exception of a six-month residency in Washington, D.C. as a Global Leadership Scholar.

When not immersed in the social sciences, I write, take pictures, build websites, meet people, and/or run.


I sporadically build websites, including Mostar&Me, Muligheter,,, and I've also built python games, tinkered with D3.js and other data visualization tools, and written a series of productivity-enhancing scripts.


I mainly (re)tweet about politics, economics, public policy, and international relations. Feel free to follow me!

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