Kate Hansen Bundt is a political scientist and foreign policy analyst with particular interest in German, European and transatlantic security and strategy. She is a board member of NOREF (Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution) and the deputy chairman of the council at Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) in Oslo. Hansen Bundt has previously been the chair of the board at NUPI (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) (2014-21) and a member of the CSIS Stuart Center Advisory Council. Prior to her position, she worked at NUPI from 1990-1993, she was Research Director at the Oslo-based think tank “Europa-programmet” from 1993-2006, and worked as an independent commentator of European and German affairs from 2006-09.
In 2009 she graduated from the executive course at the Norwegian Defence University College, were she still lectures. Bundt has been member of several Government appointed expert committees on security, defence and EU-issues and is frequently invited by the media to comment on developments in Germany, NATO, and the EU. In 2018 she was awarded the Willy Brandt Prize for her long and outstanding efforts for Norwegian-German relations.