The Secretary General
Kate Hansen Bundt
Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee since 1. April 2010
Bundt is a Cand. polit. from the University of Oslo, with additional studies from Humbolt University in Berlin. From 1990—1993 she was a fellow/researcher with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). Between 1993—2005, she worked as a research leader with the research foundation Europa-programmet, and from 2006 she worked as an independent European researcher, lecturer, writer, and commentator of foreign affairs. In the fall of 2009, she participated in Sjefskurs 3, at the Norwegian Defence University College. Bundt is a member of the Stoltenberg government’s EEA Committee “Europe Report—Committee for the Study of Norway’s Agreements with the EU” (”Europautredningen – Utvalget for utredning av Norges avtaler med EU” www.europautredningen.no). From 2007—2009 she was also a member of the Stoltenberg government’s Committee for Security Policy, Disarmament, and International Challenges to Norwegian Security (”Utvalg for Sikkerhetspolitikk, nedrustning og internasjonale utfordringer mot norsk sikkerhet").
Bundt’s area of expertise and interest includes the development of European diplomacy, European integration, and Germany’s political development and particular role in Europe (EU) as well as trans-Atlantic relations (NATO). She has written a number of articles, short and long, concerning developments in Germany, NATO, and the EU, including the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). Bundt has concentrated on the importance of member-states in the EU’s development, and, in recent years, she has taken on energy issues and security politics as other fields of interest. Her most recent publication, written for the Italian journal Limes, is concerned with German-Norwegian-Russian energy relations and is available in English translation here.
Bundt is a fixed foreign columnist with Morgenbladet. The articles can be read at www.morgenbladet.no
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