FORA.tv Speaker - Knut Vollebaek

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Biography

Knut Vollebaek has served as the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 2007.

Ambassador Vollebaek has served two terms in government, as State Secretary (Deputy Minister) (1989-1990) and Minister for Foreign Affairs (1997-2000).

Ambassador Vollebaek joined the Norwegian Foreign Service in 1973, and has been posted to India, Spain, and Zimbabwe. He has served as Ambassador of Norway to the Central American States (1991-1993) and the United States (2001-2007).

Ambassador Vollebaek holds an M.Sc. from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and studied political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Panel 2: R2P in Practice — Policy Approaches Since 2005

01.18.12 | 01:13:16 min | 0 comments