Kveikur, RUV TV
Linda Vester Yale World Fellow
Thora Arnorsdottir was a 2012 candidate for the Presidency of Iceland and is a renowned national media personality and documentary film producer. Although she lost the 2012 race by a narrow margin, Thora sparked international debate on gender roles and equality: she was 8 months pregnant with her third child when she announced her candidacy. Currently, Thora is a managing editor at Kveikur, a television program focused on investigative journalism. She has also worked at Icelandic National Broadcasting Service as a news editor and journalist. Thora is founder and owner of Hugveitan, a documentary production company that has created films including Outlaws: The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Society in India (2009) and At the Bottom of the Fiord: The Last Farmers in Ísafjardardjup (2013). She has held a lecturer postition at the University of Iceland on International Relations, and she holds degrees in Philosophy and International Economics and Development from Universities in Iceland, Italy and Washington, D.C., where she was a Fulbright grantee.