Lene is head of our Russia department and expert on Armenia.
She oversees our work on human rights in Russia and doesn’t let any opportunity pass to share her knowledge and dedication to Armenia.
There is no doubt that Lene’s heart and second home is in Armenia. But, she has also extensive experience from work, studies and travel in Russia and Central Asia before she joined our team in 2009.
We cannot tell the people of Armenia and Russia how to change and improve their own societies. Instead we work shoulder to shoulder with them.
At first, she coordinated our projects in Central Asia, and spent a short period at our regional representative office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Since 2015 she has been in charge of our Russia department.
“We support the brave and talented activists, journalists and lawyers who fight for human rights in their countries. I am truly honoured and proud to be able to be part of that every day.”
Lene has studied Russian, human rights and political science in Bergen, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Bishkek, and wrote her master thesis amongst wives of labour migrants in Tajikistan. If the topic happens to be correct, she can also speak Armenian.
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