DNO International ASA: Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Fellowship for Students from the Middle East and North Africa

   DNO International ASA: Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Fellowship for                 Students from the Middle East and North Africa  Oslo, 29  April  2014 --  DNO  International ASA  ("DNO  International"),  the  Norwegian oil and gas company, notes that the Harvard Kennedy School has today issued the following press release.  DNO International ASA Corporate Communications Queries: Bjorn Dale (bjorn.dale@dno.no or tel: +47 911 57 197)  ************************************************************************  For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014 Media Contact: Doug Gavel 1 (617) 495-1115                Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Fellowship for                 Students from the Middle East and North Africa  Cambridge, Mass. - Harvard Kennedy  School (HKS) today announced the  creation  of the Middle East-North Africa Graduate Fellowship Fund underwritten by a  $1  million gift from the Norwegian oil and gas company DNO International ASA.  The fellowship will support qualified applicants who enroll at HKS through the Edward S.  Mason Program.  The internationally  focused Mason  Program  brings  accomplished professionals from around the  world to earn a Mid-Career  Master  in  Public  Administration  (MC/MPA)  degree,  with  a  focus  on   developing  analytical and leadership skills.  "My DNO International colleagues, which include two other HKS graduates, and I are pleased to help support  access to the finest  school of public policy  in  the world by the  most talented mid-career students  from a region  undergoing  dramatic societal transformation," said  Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, MPA 1982  and  DNO International's Executive Chairman.  The program will cover tuition, fees and living expenses for the one-year term of the  Mason  Program,  with  awards available  beginning  with  the  2014-15  academic year. Along with  the rigorous MC/MPA  curriculum, the Mason  Program  offers intensive  co-curricular  activities including  targeted  seminars  and  workshops  culminating  in  the  Mason   Certificate  in  Public  Policy   and  Management.  "We are deeply grateful to DNO International for this outstanding support  for  students from the  Middle East and  North Africa and  for the leadership  that  Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani  has shown  in this  effort," said  David Ellwood,  the  Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy and Dean of HKS. "These students represent a region of great importance to  the world, and we are fortunate  to  play a role in developing their knowledge and expertise in working towards the public good. We  look forward  to welcoming  the first  beneficiaries of  this  fellowship."  Oslo-based DNO  International  was founded  in  1971 and  is  Norway's  oldest  publicly listed oil and gas company. It  is active in Oman, Yemen, the  United  Arab Emirates,  Somaliland, Tunisia  and  the Kurdistan  Region of  Iraq.  Mr.  Mossavar-Rahmani and his wife  Sharmin have a  longstanding connection to  the  Kennedy  School  and   to  public  service   education,  having  endowed   the  Mossavar-Rahmani Center  for  Business and  Government  with a  commitment  to  research,  scholarship,  and  teaching  to  address  some  of  society's  most  challenging problems at the intersection of business and government. Ellen  R.  Dyvik, MPA 1990, is a member of DNO International's Board of Directors.  Anita  H. Aarnæs, MPA 1983, is DNO International's Director of Human Resources.  Press release (PDF)  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: DNO International ASA via Globenewswire HUG#1780839  
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