Staff

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kjersti Fløgstad

Executive Director

kfl@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 91753862

Kjersti has overall responsibility for the center's strategy and activities, our finances and contact with public authorities.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I admire Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthis’ courage, cleverness, and integrity. They have done an incredible job fighting for the rights of children to be children, and for children’s rights to education.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Helena Boyden Lamb

Director of Program Strategy and Partnerships

hbl@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 40547137

Helena develops strategic partnerships at the Nobel Peace Center.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I have been lucky enough to work for two Nobel Peace Prize laureates: the European Union and Human Rights Watch. These jobs convinced me that large, structural changes are required for progress at the same time we strengthen human rights.

Kim Reksten Grønneberg

Director Communication and Marketing

krg@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 98299909

Kim is the head of the department that oversees marketing, media relations, partners, events, social media and our own Nobel Peace Shop.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Woodrow Wilson, the president who was the leading architect of the League of Nations (the forerunner of the UN) despite strong opposition at home. He had great faith in idealism and internationalism, a turning point in US foreign policy. Wilson argued for a just peace settlement after the First World War, which gave him the Peace Prize in 1919.

Jan-Morten Torrissen

Director Finance and Administration

jmt@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90155577

Jan-Morten has the overall responsibility for the finance, personnel and ICT functions, and for the ongoing operation of our organisation.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

When I was a political activist in my youth I admirered Mikhail Gorbachev, and the work he did nationally and internationally, when he took over as the leader of the USSR in 1985. Gorbachev was a central figure in ending the Cold War, and I think of him every time I'm in Berlin and see how the city has changed after the fall of the wall.

Bendik B. Egge

Director Education

bbe@nobelpececenter.org

+47 94780447

Bendik manages the educational department. He is in charge of the school program and the our guided tours at the Nobel Peace Center and Nobel Education.

ADMINISTRATION

Claire McAree

Project Manager

cmca@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 48348847

Claire has the main responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating projects.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

The week I write is the same week that Salman Rushdie was violently attacked and the same year that Russia invaded Ukraine. I feel a deep alignment with and gratitude to the 2021 prize winners, journalists Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov. To my mind (and heart) their steadfast truth- telling and courage in the face of tyranny under a constant threat of violent retribution is extraordinary.

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Amalie Klubben Ardem

Webmaster

aka@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90745814

Amalie is responsible for the website and for making sure our our digital customer experience is inspiring and engaging.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find the most interesting?

Malala Yousafzai startet standing up for her cause at such a young age and sacrificed and risked her own safety for others.

Ingvill Bryn Rambøl

Information Advisor

ibr@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 92452944

Ingvill is our press contact and is responsible for the press page. She is also the project manager for the annual peace conference Oslo Pax.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Carl von Ossietzky is a freedom of speech hero and one that means a lot to me because he was also a journalist, just like me. He risked his life for freedom of the press, imprisoned by the German Nazi-regime and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935.

Kai Pettersen

Technical Manager

kp@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90050015

Kai is responsible for IT operations and security at the Nobel Peace Center

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nelson Mandela. Without a doubt.

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Caroline Fredriksen

HR Advisor

cf@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 98039059

Caroline works with personnel administration, recruitment, development and employee satisfaction. She is also secretary of AMU.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin in 1994. Secret peace negotiations in Oslo, where the parties sought compromises and mutual understanding. The aftermath brought peace work to a halt, and the conflict is just as relevant today. Nevertheless, the history of the Peace Prize from 1994 shows that there is hope for peace between Israel and Palestine.

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Guro Stavseng Slinning

Museum Educator

gss@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 99296250

Guro is an educator who creates and teaches exciting programmes for school children and other groups that visit the Nobel Peace Center.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Liu Xiaobo is a peace price laureate who made a strond impression on me. He was a fearless critic of the regime, who dedicate his life to freedom. Such courage and perseverance is something I greatly admire. The sanctions Norway faced in the aftermath underline how important and correct the award was.

Johanna Foss

Museum Educator

jf@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 93252030

Johanna works with the development of teaching concepts, learning resources and content creation. She holds guided tours for school classes and private groups.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I became very interested in the work of Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad's efforts to make sexual violence visible. The fact that the two received the award together I thought was significant.

Astrid Tveitehagen

Accounting Consulant

at@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 94871929

Astrid is responsible for invoicing, working in accounting and finance.

Which Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

The Dalai Lama. His philosophy of peace and efforts to promote peaceful solutions without the use of violence across many, many years is impressive.

Ida Dyngeland

Administrative Consultant

id@nobelpeacecenter.org

+ 47 48301000

Ida is responsible for invoicing, the switchboard and several administrative and financial tasks. She handles inquiries by email / telephone and booking of groups.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Denis Mukwege – his work is absolutely amazing. He dedicates his time to helping women and children. We need more people like him in the world.

Frida Eggum Jakobsen

Operations Manager/Shift Leader

fej@nobelpeacecenter.org

45441870

Frida follows up on matters related to the ongoing daily operations of the center. She oversees practical and technical aspects of the operation that impact the visitor experience. She also serves as a shift leader.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Narges Mohammadi for her years-long fight against the oppression of women and for human rights and freedom for all. Despite punishments and constant repression, she has not been silenced. The battle she has continued to fight, with her fellow prisoners from within the walls of Evin prison is enormous.

Marie Thoring

Education Coordinator

mt@nobelpeacecenter.org

99400268

Marie updates the centers booking system, assists in the development and coordination of our guided tour offerings. She is also a guide.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

If I were to only listen to two speeches on repeat for the rest of my life, it would be Leymah Gbowee and Desmond Tutu. I have rarely become that inspired as when I hear them share their message on uniting people – no matter who you are and where you come from.

Miriam Røsler

Museum Educator

mr@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 40204639

Miriam is an educator who creates and teaches exciting programmes for school children and other groups that visit the Nobel Peace Center.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nadia Murad for the courage to tell her story on behalf of many others. I also find Jane Addams inspiring! With pacifist conviction and empathy, and despite being a woman, she courageously criticized the American war policy in the early 1900s.

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Per Eirik Gilsvik

Project Leader, Dialogue

peg@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 47631471

The The Nobel Peace Center's focus on dialogue encompasses events, courses, exhibition and education programs. Per Eirik is responsible for developing and being project lead of all our initiatives across the departments.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Desmond Tutu, for his untiring battle against injustice in all it's forms, both in his own country and internationally, Tutu is an incredibly brave person with an unvarying moral compass, that constantly reminds us that dialogue, reconciliation and forgiveness is the only way to achieve lasting peace.

Eirin Svendsen

Curator

es@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 99326885

Eirin is responsible for developing and implementing exhibition projects.

Mette Bruaas

Digital Marketer and Content Producer

mb@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 99412817

Mette has the overall responsibility for content production on our social media channels and digital platforms.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Malala Yousafzai has definitely left her mark. Her work for children and their right to education has been, and still is, extremely important for us all to move forward in this world.

Hege Østmo

Head of brand and sponsorships

ho@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90824150

Hege is responsible for brand and partner collaboration.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Bertha von Suttner,the first female peace prize winner. Suttner was a brave and strong voice against war back in the day, and she probably contributed to Alfred Nobel ending up choosing peace as one of the Nobel Prizes.

Asle Olsen

Curator

ao@nobelpeacecenter.org

98063634

Asle is responsible for developing and implementing exhibition projects

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) for the work of banning land mines, and for the way the Internet was used as a communication tool to achieve results in the negotiations.

Kiki Fallet

Creative Advisor and Content Creator

kf@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 92205759

Kiki is a digital educator and content developer. She is responsible for creating content on our digital school platform. In addition, she works with content development in exhibitions and other program projects

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

The National Dialogue Quartet, which was an association of four non-governmental organizations. I think the story of how Tunisia, as the only country after the Arab Spring, was able to create and adopt a new constitution based on democratic principles.

Jannike Elmblom Berger

Museum Educator

jeb@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 95900087

Jannike works with the development of teaching concepts, learning resources and content creation. She holds guided tours for school classes and private groups.

Which Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Perhaps most interesting is the only laureate to ever decline the world’s most prestigious prize? Le Duc Tho, who rejected the prize he was awarded together with Henry Kissinger in 1973, is a person worth learning about.

Besides that, I would like to highlight when The Nobel Committee has dared to put human rights and democratic values above political considerations. Examples of this is the awards to Carl von Ossietzky and Liu Xiaobo. These cases goes to show how meaningful the truly prize is.

Thor-Kenneth Maarnes

Event Manager

tkm@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 93433418

Thor-Kenneth is more than happy to help you with meetings, conferences and seminars on the topics of war, peace and conflict resolution. Together we can create an arena that inspires peace! Feel free to contact him for a non-binding conversation.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nelson Mandela. Do I need to say more?

Mina Fossum

Visitor Engagement Coordinator

maf@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 95019496

Mina makes everyone's visit to the Nobel Peace Center a five star experience. She is the leader of the museum staff, coordinates audience activities and meets with the audience in the museum.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Nadia Murad. I stand by anyone who fights for women and minorities rights. Murad's powerful story got to me right away. Her courage to use her voice in a battle for peace both inspires and impresses me. She is really an example to follow.

Julius Grasaasen

Advisor, ED’s office

jg@nobelpeacecenter.org

+47 90871348

is responsible for the director's activities and agreements. She coordinates, prepares and follows up the work in the management team and also works with current projects.

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I am fascinated by the political dimension of the Nobel Peace Prize. When Liu Xiaobo, the well-known advocate of democracy, was awarded the prize in 2010, China froze political relations with Norway for several years. This clearly shows the political impact the peace prize has.

MUSEUM HOSTS

Katrina Lenore Sjøberg

kls@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I am extremely impressed with Nadia Murad and the resilience she demonstrates as she fights for peace and justice. I think she inspires many women, who have experienced sexual violence, to tell their story. Their voices can create an important movement.

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Ivar Buflod Torp

ibt@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I must go with the doctor, philosopher, musician, and missionary Albert Schweitzer, who traveled from the wealth and recognition that was waiting for him in Europe to the depths of the jungle in Gabon to establish hospitals in a chicken coop. With his ethical principle “reverence for life,” he lived as an argument for what he believed was right and, through his work, saved thousands of lives.

Niklas A. Schjetlein

nas@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I wish more people knew about Ossietzky. I really admire his uncompromising pacifism and defense of freedom of speech.

Per Augdahl

pa@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

EU. The argument from the Nobel committee was that ”EU for over 6 decades has contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.” Despite this award being somewhat controversial I believe that most people agree that EU is not only an economic union, but also a union with 27 country members which has indeed contributed to peace and reconciliation. EU is also keen to play a role regarding european countries which are in conflict with each other, but which are not members of EU.

Elisar Sayegh

es@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find the most interesting?

Nadia Murad! Incredibly inspiring and brave of her to share her story with the world – and her battle, together with Denis Mukwege, against sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Petter Rønning

par@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate winner do you find most interesting?

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. He played a defining role in strenghtening peace building operations and the foundation of human rights to the UN. He also set the principles to protect civilians at the centre of the UN-agenda. To put human rights first is a quality I respect very much.

Kamaria Abdurahman Hussein

kah@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Malala and her fight for girls’ rights to education.

Magnus Hagen Tønder

mht@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find the most interesting?

Andrei Sakharov - viewed as a prism to the history about the cold war, and as an example for personal courage against authoritarian regimes.

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Saga Skogsberg Rydell

ssr@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I would like to highlight the work of Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege against sexual violence in war and armed conflict. It is a question that I feel a little extra strongly about. I am inspired by how they shared their own experiences and stories and together helped to spread knowledge and draw attention to the subject. It shows great courage and perseverance!

Anna Elisabeth Øyrehagen Akselvoll

aeoa@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate winner do you find the most interesting?

It's always interesting to learn about the advocates and their passionate initiative, hope and goals. It's exciting to follow their jouney and relate to them. Her young age and courage as a woman has lead me to follow Malala's fight especially close.

Hans-Petter Jacobsen

hpj@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Wangari Maathai for her influential contributions to peace, democracy, and female empowerment in Kenya. Additionally, she is a personal inspiration for her unique accomplishments in spreading the need for environmental sustainability at both the grassroots and global levels.

Racha Yacef Hanine

rh@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Wangari Maathai is a great inspiration for the natural way she saw social and sustainability in context, and acted through her work – in addition to becoming Africa's first female Peace Prize laureate.

Helle Godnes

hg@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Denis Mukwege. He has chosen to dedicate and risk his life for others, when he could have chosen a more comfortable life. His efforts have been crucial to those he helps, both with life-saving operations and support in regaining control of their own life.

Ragnhild Grønntun Nissen

rgn@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find the most interesting?

IPCC that won the Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore. This contributed to the enlightement of connection between human caused climate change and conflict, and how important it is to limit the threat of climate change to prevent conflict - both today and in the future. IPCC's work to spread knowledge about climate change is essential to build the foundation of the actions that are need to prevent this threat.

Mari Holmsen

mh@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Malala Yousafzai is a great role model – for her struggle for the right of all children to education all over the world. With Malala comes a powerful story and an admirable courage.

Sindre Børøsund Fløistad

sbf@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Price laureate do you find the most interesting?

Malala and her fight for kids right to education. Her winning the Nobel Peace Prize at such a young age is truly inspiring.

Sara Nordahl Thorsen

snt@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find the most interesting?

The Peace Prize winner that inspires me the most is Fridtjof Nansen. Even though it's a 100 years ago since he won the Peace Prize for his humanitarian work for refugees and hunger it is still relevant today. As the first High Comissioner for refugees he is proof of how much influence one voice can have to change lives of so many people.

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Pauline Östgård

po@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I think both Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege were important winners in 2018. Nadia for daring to use her story and her voice, and Denis for the work he does for women who are victims of a war they are not fighting.

Ingrid Moshuus

im@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

Wangari Maathai. The way she combined the battle for sustainable development, human rights, women, democracy and peace has made a real impression. Maathai knew that societal issues has to be seen in a context and can rarely be solved alone. She was a fearless social activist that really expanded our understanding of peace.

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Inger Honerød

ih@nobelpeacecenter.org

Maja Goksør

mrg@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find most interesting?

I am fascinated by Leymah Gbowee's story. She received the Peace Prize for her work for women’s rights to full participation in democracy and mobilizing people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. This shows what result we get with solidarity and working together.

Siri Rinde

sr@nobelpeacecenter.org

Which Nobel Peace Prize laureate do you find the most interesting?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for their work that put refugees' basic human rights on the international agenda. I think their continuous battle for strengthening the rights for those who have the least is so important – then, now and in the future.