1979-80, Naval Officers Training School, Royal Norwegian Naval Academy; 1985, degree in Political Science, specializing in history and economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. 1986, Teaching Fellow, Harvard Negotiation Project, Harvard Law School; 1989-95, Special Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister; 1995-98, Director-General, International Department, Office of the Prime Minister; 1998, Ambassador, Norwegian Mission to UN, Geneva; 1998-2000, Chief of Staff, World Health Organization; 2000-01, State Secretary and Chief of Staff, Office of the Prime Minister; 2002-03, Executive Chairman, Econ Analysis; 2003-05, Secretary-General, Norwegian Red Cross; 2005-12, Minister of Foreign Affairs. 2012-13, Minister of Health and Human Services. 2013-14, Member of Parliament, and 2013-17, First Deputy Leader, Finance Committee. Since June 2014, Leader of the Norwegian Labour Party.