Lene Johansen

Lene Johansen

Former Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow

Lene Johansen is the current Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute. Her focus is on science and biotechnology policy, and she is working on a book on the human cost of plant biotechnology regulation. In addition to this, Johansen is engaged in the climate change debate.

Her work has appeared in the American Spectator, Press-Enterprise, St. Louis Business Journal and other local Missouri papers. Her radio reporting has been picked up by the NPR’s Midwest desk, and she has appeared as an expert on a range of shows including the Roger Hedgecock Show, Mancow, and the Thom Hartman Show. She has appeared regularly on TV2 in Norway and on Fox Business.

Johansen is the Washington stringer for ABC Nyheter and the political magazine Minerva in Norway. Her essays appear in political science textbooks for Norwegian high schools and in Joe Bast’s Please, Don’t Poop in My Salad! She translated Frederic Bastiat’s the Law to Norwegian and have an extensive translation experience which includes English, Norwegian, and Swedish..

Johansen is Norwegian by birth, and is finishing up her MA in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Oslo, Norway. She is a partner in the Swedish think tank Eudoxa. She lived in India for a while during the mid-90’s and she emigrated from Norway to the U.S. in 2001.