Halla Hrund Logadóttir is the Co-Founder, former Co-Director, and current Affiliate of the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Director-General of Iceland's National Energy Authority and teaches IGA-671M: "Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic" at HKS. Logadóttir is the founder of the Arctic Innovation Lab, a platform established to encourage solution-based dialogue on Arctic challenges and has collaborated with entrepreneurs, politicians, and policy leaders across the region to drive change. Logadóttir previously served as the Director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, where she lectured on Energy policy.

Logadóttir is a frequent commentator on environment, energy, and innovation within the Arctic. She co-curates the World Economic Forum’s Arctic Transformation Map and was one of the 15 invited writers in United Nations Chronicle’s special edition on sustainable energy published in relation to COP21. She is the co-author of the Harvard Kennedy School case, “Iceland’s Energy Policy: Finding the Right Path Forward," taught at Harvard and internationally since 2012.

Her other roles include being the Co-Founder of Girls4Girls non-profit, a global mentorship program which aims to arm young women with the courage, vision, and skills needed to take on public leadership. Earlier, Logadóttir worked on an entrepreneurship training program in Togo, West Africa, on the "Aid for Trade Initiative," at the OECD in Paris. She also worked on EU and bilateral relations for Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs in Brussels.

Logadóttir studied political science, economics and trade at the University of Iceland, the London School of Economics, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University She holds a mid-career MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she served as a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

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