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A Lecture by Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

LSE European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public lecture

Jens Stoltenberg’s Second Government was appointed on 17 October 2005. It is a majority government representing the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party. It was re-elected in a general election earlier this year.

Mr. Stoltenberg was Prime Minister 2000-2001, Minister of Finance 1996-1997 in Thorbjørn Jagland’s Government, Minister of Trade and Energy 1993-1996 in Gro Harlem Brundtland’s Third Government, and state secretary at the Ministry of the Environment 1990-1991 under Gro Harlem Brundtland’s Third Government.

Mr. Stoltenberg has been member of the Storting (Parliament) for Oslo since 1993, and was deputy member of the Storting 1989-1993. He was Labour’s parliamentary leader at the change of government, member of the Storting’s Standing Committee on Social Affairs 1991-1993, leader of the Standing Committee on Oil and Energy Affairs 1997-2000 and member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs 2001-2005.

Mr. Stoltenberg has been leader of the Labour Party since 2002, was deputy leader 1992-2002, and has been member of the party’s central board since 1985. He was leader of the Labour Youth League (AUF) 1985-1989, member of the AUF central board 1979-1989, vice president of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) 1985-1989, and leader of Oslo Labour Party 1990-1992.

Mr. Stoltenberg has a forceful engagement for development issues and is a strong supporter of the United Nations. He was member of the board of the Global Vaccine Fund 2001-2005, member of the Norwegian Defence Commission 1990-1992 and headed the Government’s Commission on Male Roles in 1986.

Jens Stoltenberg was part-time journalist on the national daily Arbeiderbladet 1979-1981, information secretary at Oslo Labour Party 1981, executive officer at Statistics Norway 1989-1990 and lectured in economics at the University of Oslo 1989-1990.


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Date and Time:

20 November 2009 at 2:00 pm


1 hour



LSE campus, venue TBC to ticketholders
London School of Economics
Houghton Street

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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