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June 16, 2022

Ambassador Marc Nathanson Presents His Credentials to HM King Harald


June 16, 2022


Ambassador Nathanson presents his credentials to HM King Harald
PHOTO: Heiko Junge / NTB


At a formal audience with His Majesty King Harald V on June 16, Marc Nathanson presented his credentials to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Norway.

Ambassador Nathanson was nominated by President Joe Biden on November 4, 2021. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 5.

Statement for attribution to Ambassador Nathanson:

“I am honored by the confidence placed in me by President Biden to further develop the deep ties between our two nations.  The United States and Norway are close allies in NATO and key partners in addressing urgent issues including the climate crisis and threats to global peace and freedom.”

“Throughout my forty-year career in the communications industry, and while serving as the Vice Chair of the National Democratic Institute, it has been my honor to work with the American and Norwegian governments in their international efforts to protect human rights and promote media freedom. I look forward to continuing that work as the U.S. ambassador to Norway.”

Ambassador Nathanson is one of America’s leading communications entrepreneurs and a noted environmentalist. He founded Falcon Cable TV in 1975 and in 1999, he became Vice Chairman of Charter Communications.  Before his appointment as Ambassador, he was Chairman of Mapleton Investments, a holding company, and Chairman Emeritus of Falcon Water Technologies.

Ambassador Nathanson has more than twenty-five years of foreign policy and public diplomacy experience. He was Chairman of the United States Agency for Global Media (then called the Broadcasting Board of Governors) under Presidents Clinton and Bush. He was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 as her representative to the Board of Governors of the East-West Center in Honolulu. He has for many years been a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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