PRE Leadership

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Joe R. Reeder

Joe R. Reeder's distinguished career spans private law practice and public service. A shareholder of Greenberg, Traurig LLP, one of the largest US law firms, his practice, largely international, covers commercial litigation, government contracts, national security, legal ethics and professional liability, securities litigation, and regulatory investigations. As the 14th Undersecretary of the US Army (1993–1997), he was responsible for long-range planning, readiness, acquisition reform, infrastructure reduction, and financial management; and for military support to local, state and federal agencies relating to civilian law enforcement, disaster relief, and emergency planning. He also served as the Army’s focal point for international affairs, particularly for NATO, Panama and Latin America. As Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission’s Board of Directors he oversaw a multibillion-dollar infrastructure program. A frequent contributor to professional journals, Reeder serves on a number of public and private boards, including the International Advisory Board of the Panama Canal and a number of charities. He chairs the Ethics Committee of the Board of Governors of the National Defense Industry Association, holds degrees from Georgetown University (LL.M.), the University of Texas (J.D.), and West Point, and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. In 2004 Reeder was honored with the Theodor Herzl Award in Jerusalem.

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Special Advisor for External Relations, Ingeborg K. Haavardsson

Ms. Haavardsson is a management and project administration specialist, with over 20 years of management experience. As Peace Research Institute Oslo’s (PRIO) Special Advisor for External Relations, she provides operational and project support to the Peace Research Endowment. Ms. Haavardsson worked as PRIO’s Director of Information from 1999-2005, and has previously worked for the Norwegian Church Aid and the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. She holds an M.A. in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Canterbury, Kent, UK and a Cand. Mag. (French, History, Comparative Politics) from the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen.

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PRE Advisors & Support Staff

Special Advisor, Kate Boyce

Kate Boyce serves in a pro-bono capacity as a Special Advisor to PRE. Ms. Boyce – the first female partner with the longest service at Patton Boggs – has built a broad-based public policy practice, primarily representing governmental and other clients before the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

Early in her legal career, Ms. Boyce built upon her congressional experience and developed a practice in federal election and lobbying disclosure laws, representing U.S. corporations, trade associations and political action committees. She later began to focus on sovereign government representation, representing several foreign governments and an increasing number of Indian tribes and their enterprises on public policy matters. She also represents private sector clients in business and economic development, health care, and small business procurement policy matters. Ms. Boyce founded the Firm’s Native American Affairs practice and continues to represent Indian tribal governments, Alaskan Native Corporations (ANCs) and tribal-owned and other Native nonprofit organizations, as well as tribal and Indian-owned businesses on federal appropriations and other legislation affecting tribes and ANCs in the areas of business, economic and community development, procurement policy and health care delivery.

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Finance and Administration Associate, Lars Even Andersen

Lars Even Andersen has been at PRIO since 1998 and held a variety of positions, including operational peacebuilding work in conflict zones as well as financial management and strategic/leadership roles. His current position entails responsibility for coordination of financial provisions within and between PRIO and PRE. Mr. Andersen holds an Executive MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He figures in the top-40 ranking list of chess players in Norway.

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Media and Communications Associate, Martin Tegnander

Martin Tegnander assists the Endowment with media and communication matters. Working as the Portal Manager for PRIO, he manages a portfolio of internal and external websites, of which the PRE website is one. He holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Bristol and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture from the University of York.

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