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Steinar Bryn


Steinar Bryn (b. 1954) has graduated from the University of Wisconsin (BA, MA) and obtained a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. He has been a student, teacher, researcher and acting principal at the Nansen Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. During the last 17 years he has developed and supported the Nansen dialogue centers in the Balkans. Mr. Bryn is responsible for the planning and implementing of inter-ethnic dialogue seminars in Lillehammer and in the Western Balkans.

Steinar Bryn has been continuously linked to the Nansen Academy since 1989 as the head of Nansen Dialogue Network.

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October 11, 2016, Strasbourg- Prof. Steinar Bryn, Founder of Nansen Dialogue Network participated at the Conference on “The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights” held in Strasbourg. (more…)

13724046_1711279375800894_1136937390229067667_oSteinar Bryn from Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue lectured at the Summer School for Norwegians and Ukrainians in Chernivtsi (Ukraine). The idea of the school is to build a platform for fostering a new stage of development of the relations between Ukraine and Norway in academic and inter-cultural setting. (more…)

This year Ukraine marked 155 years jubilee since Fridtjøf Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientists, humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was born. Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue was one of the initiators for marking this jubilee and Steinar Bryn from NCPD participated at different events in Kharkiv. (more…)

– Steinar Bryn’s peacebuilding work has kept him busy in Norway, eastern Europe and elsewhere around the world, but his ties to Pacific Lutheran University run deep.

The repeat Nobel Peace Prize nominee has developed and supported dialogue centers in the Balkans for nearly two decades.

But in that time Bryn, Ph.D., also has taught in PLU’s communication department, supported Fulbright scholars, hosted study away students and peace scholars, and supported faculty research. (more…)

Despite the fact that we do not hear about the conflict in Donbass very often these days, Ukraine stays on agenda for NCPD in 2016 as well. Moreover, this year we are marking 155 years since Fridtjof Nansen was born which means that without Ukraine this jubilee would not be complete. Nansen made significant contribution with his humanitarian help under famine in 1921-1923 in Eastern Ukraine which saved 6 million people from starvation. (more…)