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2022 Strategic Program Speakers
Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Iceland’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation was born in Reykjavik 30th November 1990. She holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Iceland.
Along her studies at the University she gained experience as journalist at the newspaper Morgunbladid and as a police officer in the southern district of Iceland.
She was at the forefront of the youth organisation of the Independent party as a chairman of Heimdallur, the association of young members of the Independent party in Reykjavik.
She was elected to the parliament in 2016 for the Reykjavik North Constituency and became deputy chairman of the parliamentary group and chosen to lead the Foreign Affairs Committee.
From 2015 she was the secretary of the Independent party until September 2019 when she was appointed Minister of Justice. She was Minister of Justice until November 2021 when she was appointed Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.