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Mykletun Jostein

Jostein Mykletun
Science Counselor
Head of Secretariat, The Embassy’s for Research and Technology
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Washington, DC


Jostein Mykletun has been the Consul General of the Embassy of Norway in Houston, Texas, since August 2010. He previously served as the Science Counselor at Norway’s embassy in Washington, DC.

His career spans a variety of areas such as science, science administration, university teaching, government service and industry. Prior to his position in Washington, Mykletun was the Science Counselor at the Mission of Norway to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. From 1996-1999, he was the Secretary General of the Offshore Northern Seas Foundation in Stavanger, Norway. In addition, he has held key positions at The Norwegian Research Council for Science and the Humanities, the Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Higher Education, and the European Science Foundation, among others. He has published a number of articles and books on foreign policy, public administration, disarmament, technology and environmental issues.

Mykletun holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in international relations, political science and economics from the University of Minnesota.


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