State Secretary Laila Bokhari (Conservative Party)

Statssekretær Laila Bokhari. Foto: Fotograf Sturlason

E-mail laila.bokhari@mfa.no

Born: 1974

Professional experience

2016 –

State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2013 – 2016

State Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister

2012 – 2013

Independent researcher/writer

2011 – 2012

Member, 22 July Commission

2010 – 2011

First Secretary, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Islamabad

2009 – 2010

Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Nupi)

2001 – 2009

Researcher, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

2008 – 2011

Visiting Fellow, King’s College London

2008

Visiting Fellow, Peace Research Institute Oslo (Prio)

2006 – 2008

Political Affairs Officer, 1267 Committee, UN Security Council, New York

2005 – 2006

Research Fellow, Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad

2005

Adviser, OSCE, Vienna/Warsaw

2003

Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council/IDMC, Geneva

2001

Programme Adviser, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, Peshawar

1999 – 2001

Adviser/Observer, Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH)

Education

2013

Senior Executive Course, Norwegian Defence University College

2000 – 2010

Various courses, Norwegian Defence University College, Norwegian Military Academy,
René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg and
Hunter College in New York/University of Geneva

1998

Studies in Arabic and Middle East Politics, Birzeit University, West Bank and British Council, East Jerusalem

1996 – 1997

MA International Relations, University of Amsterdam

1993 – 1996

BA Development Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury

1990 – 1993

Lillehammer Upper Secondary School, Lillehammer