| 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).
Lunde was 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 globalisation.
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.
On taking 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
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
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.