| Geir Lundestad |
|Born||January 17, 1945|
|Died||22 September 2023 (Age 78)|
|Alma mater||University of Oslo, University of Tromsø|
Dr Geir Lundestad was a Norwegian historian, who until 2014 was the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute when Olav Njølstad took over. In this capacity, he also was secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. However, he was not a member of the committee itself.
Lundestad spent several years in the United States as a research fellow, at Harvard University, from 1978 to 1979 and again in 1983, and at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., between 1988 and 1989. His area of expertise is history with an emphasis on the US's relationship with Western Europe during the Cold War. Lundestad is probably best known for the idea of "empire by invitation", where the US military expansion in Western Europe happened because of pressure from the Europeans themselves.
From 1974 to 1990, he held various positions as Lecturer and Professor at the University of Tromsø before beginning his positions with the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Committee. Subsequently, he has been associated with the University of Oslo as an Adjunct Professor of International History.
Lundestad spent several years in the United States as a research fellow, at Harvard University, from 1978 to 1979 and again in 1983, and at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., between 1988 and 1989.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2005||5 May 2005||8 May 2005||Germany|
|The 53rd Bilderberg, 132 guests|