Guest speaker Arild Strømmen, from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, spoke on the subject "Norwegian Peace Efforts Around the World, with Case Study on Rebuilding Afghanistan."
Mr. Strømmen has served since 2005 in the Communications Department of the Embassy. He is editor of its publication, News of Norway, and its website www.norway.org. He also works in outreach to media and the public.
Prior to arriving in Washington, he was a journalist with a daily newspaper, Adresseavisen, in Norway, where he also studied journalism. Mr. Strømmen received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, and has also worked in management consulting in New York.
He was born in Trondheim, Norway, and enjoys going to the family cabin in nearby Oppdal to ski and snowboard.
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