Sigrun Stigen Holter holds a Master of Science in International Relations Theory from London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oslo. Her master’s thesis treated the influence of NGOs in the foreign policy decision-making process of the Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative.
Sigrun Stigen Holter has worked and studied in several countries, including India, Pakistan, Spain, the US and UK. At the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York she has worked in two periods, assisting the Mission’s work in the UN on human rights, gender equality and humanitarian affairs. She also worked as a trainee on development policy and UN Funds and Programs at the Permanent Mission. Prior to this she worked in Kulturstudier, an organisation offering academic programmes in the social sciences and humanities in Argentina, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Vietnam. While studying at the University of Oslo she was the co-editor of Etter Lemkin Journal for the Study of Genocide and Mass Violence. During her MSc at LSE she chaired the International Relations Society at Goodenough College.