Elin Bergithe Rognlie, Consul General in New York
Last updated: 11/4/2013 //
Norway’s Consul General in New York, Elin Bergithe Rognlie, has represented Norway, Norwegian interests and Norwegians on the east coast of the US since August 2013. Before taking her position in New York, she was Chargé d’Affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
Cultural exchange between the US and Norway are among the key priorities at the Consulate General in New York. Currently there is a momentum for Norwegian and Scandinavian art, design and architecture in the US and on the international cultural scene.
“I am very much looking forward to work with both the most interesting representatives of Norwegian artists and the best of New York’s cultural institutions. There seems to be keen interest given to Norwegian architecture and design at the moment, and there seems to be an abundance of Norwegian activity on the very international scene here in New York”, Elin Bergithe Rognlie says.
Anyone interested in Norwegian cultural events are encouraged to visit www.norway.org regularly and sign up to our newsletter to get information on Norwegian cultural events happening in the area. For daily updates on Norway and Norwegian activities in the US you can follow the Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian consulates on twitter: @NorwayUS.
Norway is strongly involved in policy areas such as peace and reconciliation, energy and climate change, gender equality, and the Arctic regions. Consul General Elin Bergithe Rognlie has previously held the position as Policy Director of Renewable energy at The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo. She has been stationed at the Embassies in Washington DC, Ottawa Canada and at the Norwegian Delegation to the OECD in Paris.