| FNI NEWS
Leiv Lunde Appointed New Director of the Fridtjof Nansen
Leiv Lunde (b. 1961) has been appointed new director of the Fridtjof Nansen
Institute (FNI). He will take over the position when the current director,
Peter Johan Schei, retires at the beginning of 2012.
currently serving as special advisor on energy and climate change policy at the
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has, among other tasks, also led the
Ministry's Refleks project on Norwegian national interests in the age of
globalisation. In the period 1997 to 2000 and in 2005, he was State Secretary
for International Development. He has worked with international environmental,
resource management and energy politics as an analyst and researcher at ECON
Analysis and at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Leif Lunde is a graduate in
political science from the University of Oslo.
Sven Ullring, Chairman of
the FNI board, expresses great satisfaction with the appointment of Mr Lunde:
'His broad experience and knowledge will contribute greatly to FNI's further
development as an internationally important research institute on
environmental, resource management and energy politics.' Lunde himself says:
'The issues studied at FNI are relevant for many of the world's most important
challenges and also highly topical for Norwegian interests and for what Norway
can contribute regionally and globally. The research topics must be constantly
developed, but the institute shall continue to deliver independent and
applicable research with a solid academic foundation'.
FNI is organized
as a foundation which, in addition to its research activities, is entrusted
with maintaining the Polhøgda estate at Lysaker, Norway, the home and
workplace of Fridtjof Nansen.
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|The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is an
independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental,
energy, and resource management politics.
The Institute maintains a
multi-disciplinary approach, with main emphasis on political science,
economics, and international law.