Staff

HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre is run under the auspices of the Institute of International Affairs.


Director of the Institute of International Affairs

Pia starfsmannamyndPia Hansson is the Director of the Institute of International Affairs and its three centres, HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre, the Centre for Small States Studies and the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies. Pia holds a B.A. degree in Communication from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Iceland. She also pursued an M.F.A. programme in Television Production at the City University of New York. For years Pia worked as a Broadcasting producer and director, both in Iceland and abroad, until she became the media specialist at the Embassy of the United States in Iceland from 2002-2006. In the winter of 2007-8 Pia served as the Head Spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), a Nordic ceasefire monitoring mission in Sri Lanka, on behalf of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


Email: peacecentre@hi.is and pia@hi.is / Telephone: (+354) 525-5262

Project Manager at the Institute of International Affairs

Auður Örlygsdóttir vekefnisstjóriAuður Örlygsdóttir is a Project Manager at the Institute of International Affairs. She holds a B.A. degree in French, a diploma in Developmental Studies and an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Iceland. For the past few years she has worked in varied fields, i.e. at Public Relations Office of the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and as a webmaster at the EU Info Centre in Iceland. Auður has been working for the Institute of International Affairs since August 2015 and will be working projects related of HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre. 

Email: peacecentre@hi.is and audurorl@hi.is / Telephone: (+354) 525-5262

Information on other staff at the Institute of International Affairs can be found here

Hilmar Hildar Magnúsarson, International Officer at the City of Reykjavik, is the representative of the City of Reykjavík for HÖFÐI Reykjavík Peace Centre.