Podcast 63: US Embassy in Norway

Life in Norway Show Episode 63: Deputy Director of the US Embassy in Norway attends the show and talks about her role and the relationship between the two countries.

Today, I’m talking to Chargé d’Affaires Sharon Hudson Dean, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Norway. Sharon became the fourth ambassador to attend the show, taking a few minutes from her very busy schedule when she recently visited Trondheim.

Living in Norwegian David Nikel with Chargé d'Affaires Sharon Hudson Dean in Norway.
Chargé d’Affaires Sharon Hudson Dean at the US Embassy in Norway and David Nikel in Norway.

We will talk about why Sharon was brought to Norway, the role of the US Embassy in Norway, and the relationship between the two countries.

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Introducing Sharon

Sharon Hudson-Dean started the allocation as follows: Chargé d’Affaires At the US Embassy in Norway in July 2021.

For the past three years, she has been the US Consul General in Sydney, Australia, a US inter-ministerial representative focused on trade and investment, strong security partnerships, and shared support for the Indo-Pacific region along the US and Australia. Led a large team in the United States. Value and priority.

US Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
The new US Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

Prior to that, Hudson Dean was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Scandinavian / Baltic Affairs and Public Diplomacy at the Department of European Eurasian Affairs of the Ministry of State (2017-2018).

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She was Chargé d’Affaires, ai, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Riga, Latvia, for three years from 2014. Meanwhile, the United States has supported its Baltic allies with increased military involvement and the deployment of NATO expansion. Regional Forward Presence Ambassador.

The role of the US Embassy in Norway

I asked Sharon to perform the various roles of the embassy.She said for important history including Mass migration from ScandinaviaThe embassy plays a “very important and special” role.

“In addition, we have a long military and security history, returning to World War II cooperation and co-founding NATO members,” she said.

She also talked about the importance of the energy industry and new technologies related to climate change and renewables.

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