Steinar Bryn is retiring and leaving his position as senior advisor at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer.
Steinar Bryn has worked for peace with the Nansen Academy and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue since 1994 and 2010 respectively. He has during all these years worked tirelessly to improve the lives and security for hundreds of thousands of people.
Over the years, he has inspired thousands of people in the Western Balkans and that inspiration has led to the creation of more than 10 Nansen Dialogue Centers, and a methodology to facilitate dialogue in situations of conflict.
As a recognition for this work, he has been nominated seven times to the Nobel Peace Prize. A film about his work was awarded the Amanda film festival prize for best documentary. Steinar has also been appointed as honorary citizen of Prijedor and has received numerous recognitions and prizes. He has inspired and worked for peace through projects and lectures, in a variety of countries, in Norway, United States, Ukraine, Poland, Israel and Palestine and many other countries. People have felt his dedication and resilience to advocate for dialogue for peace and conflict transformation.
-I would like to warmly thank Steinar for his hard work for peace over more than 25 years. I am very grateful for Steinar’s many years of service for peace and dialogue and we are certain that he will continue to be a source of inspiration and of reference for peace work, says Alfredo Zamudio, director of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.
An interview with Steinar Bryn is available on the Norwegian version of peace.no.