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Nina Borgen

Professional affiliation

Deputy Director General and Head of Section, Security Policy Analysis, Security Policy and Operations Department, Norwegian Ministry of Defence

Full Biography

Nina Borgen (b. 1974) is Deputy Director General and Head of Section for Security Policy Analysis in the Security Policy and Operations Department in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. She was previously Head of the Secretariat for Norway’s Libya Commission (2017-2019) and has worked on a broad range of security policy issues since she started in the MoD in 2001. She has extensive experience within international defence cooperation, international operations, NATO issues, High North and Russia policy. She has international experience from her years as a diplomat and Assistant Defence Counsellor at the Norwegian delegation to NATO Headquarters in Brussels (2006-2011) and Action Officer at NATOs International Secretariat (2011-2012). She has had different managerial positions since 2012. Ms. Borgen received her B.A. from Science Po in Paris and her M.A. in international relations and strategic studies from the University of Oslo. She speaks English, French and some Russian. She has two children.