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Geir Lundestad
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Geir Lundestad, 2005
Born (1945-01-07) 7 January 1945 (age 73)
"Sulitjelma, "Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Known for Director, "Norwegian Nobel Institute
Secretary, "Norwegian Nobel Committee

Geir Lundestad (born January 17, 1945) is a "Norwegian historian, who until 2014 served as the director of the "Norwegian Nobel Institute when "Olav Njølstad took over. In this capacity, he also served as the secretary of the "Norwegian Nobel Committee. However, he is not a member of the committee itself.[1][2][3]

Born in "Sulitjelma, Lundestad studied history at the "University of Oslo and "University of Tromsø, graduating in 1970 with a "cand.philol. degree and in 1976 with a doctorate respectively. 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.

He is a member of the "Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[4]

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  1. ^ "CV". nobelprize.org. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Writer challenges story of hardship that led to a Nobel prize". cnn.com. 1998-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Before Peace Prize announcement". San Antonio Express-News. Associated Press. 1992-10-16. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Gruppe 1: Historie" (in Norwegian). "Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 

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