Kristin Halvorsen is Director of CICERO - Center for International Climate Research. She is a former politician and was a member of the Stoltenberg Government from 2005 - 2013.
Halvorsen was Norway's first female Finance Minister from 2005 to 2009 and Minister of Education from 2009 to 2013. From 2005 to 2012, she was Deputy Prime Minister. Halvorsen was a permanent
representative in Parliament at the elections of 1989 and was leader of Social Left Party (SV) from 1997 to 2012. From 1989 to 2005, she was a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee,
Scrutiny and Constitutional Committee and the Foreign Committee. She was also the leader of SV from 1997 to 2005. In 2002, Halvorsen received the Communication Award from the Norwegian
Communication Association. She has published two books: Rett fra hjertet (2004) with Ingolf Håkon Teigene and Gjennomslag (2012) with Lilla Sølhusvik.