Former political advisor Liv Tørres Liv Tørres (Labour Party)

(24.01.2011–22.07.2011)

Born: 1961

Education

2000

  

Doctor Polit. with thesis "Amandla - Ngawethu! The Political Impact of South African Trade Unionism". Universitetet i Oslo.

1987

 

Master in Political Science, University of Oslo.

  

   

Work experience

2009-2011

 

Senior adviser, Norwegian People´s Aid

2006-2008

 

Head of International Department in Norwegian People’s Aid

2004-2005

Senior adviser, Norwegian Research Council

2003-2006

Associate Professor, Department for political science at University of Oslo

2004

Established company Mesebetsi Tørres Think Tank for consultancy work 2004. Commissioned work for LO, Initiative for Ethical Trade, Coffee House Friele, , Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Norad, OECD Watch, COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions), ILO, et al.

1990-2004

Researcher and research director at the Centre for Applied Social Sciences Fafo, Norway

1993-1994

Guest researcher at the Sociology of Work Programme, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1990-

Adviser and consultancy for LO Norway from early 90s on South African and southern African issues. Several evaluations for labour (LO & others): of trade unions and institution building in Mozambique, Botswana, Uganda, Zambia, Russia et al; of global programs of the International Union of Food workers (IUF); of HIV/Aids project and research programmes of ICFTU/African trade unions et al. Head of evaluation team in the Norad evaluation of University of Makerere (Uganda) 2005.

                  

   

Selection of political posts and other appointments

2010-  

  Member of committee for Arthur Svenson Labour International Award

2009-

  Advisory board Global Labour Institute, Geneva

2006-  

  Editorial Board in publication/magazine Syn og Segn

2006-  

  Member of Norwegian Labour Party International Committee

1992-

  Different post and appointments in Norwegian Labour Party, Future in Our Hands (Framtiden i Våre Hender), Attac norway, Women Show the Way (Kvinner viser vei),  Solidar (Belgium), Council for Africa (Fellesrådet for det sørlige Afrika) et al.

  

   

Publications

Liv Tørres has published numerous books, reports and articles in Norway and internationally.
Publications by Liv Tørres in Bibsys

   

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