We are very pleased to announce that the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party, Jonas Gahr Støre will speak at Arctic Frontiers Policy. The title for his talk is Perspectives on private - public partnership in the Arctic. Støre is regarded as the political ideologist of Norway's High North policy which he initiated in his period as Foreign Minister 10 years ago. He will also take part in the armchair debate "Green shift - Blue possibilities" on Tuesday January 26. The other participants in the panel are:
Jan Gunnar Winther, Director, Norwegian Polar Institute
Anne H. Steffensen, Director General, Danish Ship Owner’s Association
Ashok Mahapatra, Director of Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organisation - TBC
Professor Peter Schlosser, Earth Institute, Colombia University
Jonas Gahr Støre served as Minister of Foreign Affairs 2005–2012 and as Minister of Health and Care Services 2012–2013. He has been a member of the Storting since 2009, and has been deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs since 2013.
Støre studied political science at Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris from 1981 to 1985. He worked for Gro Harlem Brundtland as adviser and later director general at the Prime Minister's Office from 1989 to 1997. He was Executive director at the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2000 and Secretary General of the Norwegian Red Cross from 2003 to 2005.