FORA.tv Speaker - Espen Barth Eide
Representing the Labour Party, Espen Barth Eide has been the deputy minister of defense since 2005. He served as deputy minister of foreign affairs from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Eide is a member of the presidency of the Party of European Socialists (PES), the party grouping of the Social Democratic parties in the European Union and the second largest party group in the European Parliament. In PES, he is responsible for foreign affairs. Mr. Eide was a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) from 1993 to 1999 and a director of the department of international politics at NUPI from 2002 to 2005. Over the last 15 years, he has had several engagements with the United Nations, including directing the policy review on “integrated missions” commissioned by the UN Secretariat in 2004. He also served as an expert advisor to the highlevel panel on UN reform that concluded in 2005. Mr. Eide is a political scientist, educated at the Universities of Oslo and Barcelona.
11.21.09 | 01:23:02 min
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