| FNI NEWS
Leiv Lunde New Director of the Fridtjof Nansen
Leiv Lunde (b. 1961) has today taken over as
Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI).
until 2011 special advisor on energy and climate change policy at the Norwegian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he, among other tasks, also led the
Ministry's Refleks project on Norwegian national interests in the age of
In the period 1997 to 2000 and in 2005, Lunde 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.
over the institute's directorship, Lunde 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'.
Leiv Lunde takes over as Director after
Peter Johan Schei, who, after eight years in the position, is going into active
retirement. Schei will, among other tasks, continue to work with the FNI on
projects related to biological diversity.
The Fridtjof Nansen
Institute is a research foundation focusing mainly on international
environmental, resource management and energy cooperation. In addition, the FNI
is entrusted with maintaining the Polhøgda estate at Lysaker, Norway, the home
and workplace of Fridtjof Nansen.
About the Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Head of Administration and
Information Claes Lykke Ragner
|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.