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"Security in Northern Europe after Crimea, Brexit and the U.S. election"

 

 

You may find the Official Conference Program here

 

Session I: The changing security dynamics in Northern Europe

Session II: Key players in Transatlantic and European Security after Brexit and Trump

Session III: Russia and the Nordics

Session IV: Defending Northern Europe

Session V: What do we see in the future of the transatlantic order?

 

Summary

Media coverage

Publications

Speeches

Twitter

Photos

 

Session I: The changing security dynamics in Northern Europe

Chaired by: Kate Hansen Bundt 

 

Words of welcome by Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee & Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, Chairman of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee

 

Opening speech by the  Minister of Defence of Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide

 

From a Swedish point of view, Minister of Defence of Sweden, Peter Hultqvist

 

 From a Finnish point of view, Minister of Defence of Finland, Jussi Niinistö  

 

NATO’s North seen from NATO HQ, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, James Appathurai

 

 

Q&A-session

 

Session II: Key players in Transatlantic and European Security after Brexit and Trump 

 Chaired by: Asle Toje

 

'U.S. perspectives' - Heather Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

'German perspectives' - Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution  
 

 

'French perspectives' -  Dr. Bruno Tertrais, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique 

 

 

'British perspectives'- Professor Paul Cornish, Associate Director of Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre


 'What does this mean for our institutions?' - Professor Dr. Sven Biscop, Egmont Institute 

 

 
Q&A-session

Session III: Russia and the Nordics 

Chaired by: Heather Conley

 

'Russia and the Nordic region – a historic perspective' - Halvor Tjønn, journalist and historian  

 

 

'Security in the Baltic Sea vs. the North Atlantic - Differing dynamics?' - Paal Sigurd Hilde, Associate Professor, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies  

 

'Trump and Putin: a “reset” with Northern European consequences?' - Kristin Ven Bruusgaard, Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies  

 

 Q&A-session

 

Session IV: Defending Northern Europe 

Chaired by: Professor Paul Cornish

 

Opening Speech by Lieutenant General Rune Jakobsen, Commander of the Joint Headquarters, Norwegian Armed Forces 

 

'The Strategic dimensions of the North Atlantic' - Rolf Tamnes, Professor, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies  

 

 

'NATO’s maritime strategy' - Vice Admiral Clive C C Johnstone CB CBE, NATO Maritime Command Northwood  

 

 

'U.S. naval strategy in the North Atlantic' - Bruce B. Stubbs, Director of Strategy for the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon  

 

Q&A-session

 

Session V: What do we see in the future of the transatlantic order? 

Chaired by: Constanze Stelzenmüller

 

'The future transatlantic security order' - Espen Barth Eide, United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus

  

 “Just Another Major Crisis”- Past and Future in Atlantic Relations - Geir Lundestad, Professor Emeritus University of Oslo  

  

'Trump’s foreign policy: isolationism vs. expansionism' - Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Council  

 

  

 'The illusion of “the end of history”: a crumbling liberal order?' - Asle Toje, Research Director, Norwegian Nobel Institute 

 

  

 Q&A-session

 

  

Closing remarks by Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee 

Summary

Read a short summary from the Conference here

Media coverage

Espen Barth Eide in Dagens Næringsliv (national newspaper) 19.02.17: "Sikkerhetspolitikk etter Pax Americana

Robbin Laird in Second Line of Defence (SLD) 15.02.17: "The Changing Norwegian Strategic Environment: The Perspective of The Norwegian Defense Minister (UPDATED)"

TV2 (national TV): "NATO-topp: – Russland er fiendtlig, en trussel. Vi er ikke i krig, men heller ikke i fred"

TV2 (national TV), 21:00 Nyhetene 13.03.17: "Må tenke nytt

 

Publications

Security Briefs:

 

Sven Biscop: How the EU can save NATO, Egmont Security Policy Brief, no. 83., March 2017. 

Speeches

Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide's opening remarks.

Swedish Minister of Defenence Peter Hultqvist's speech.

Twitter

See #Leangkollen

 

Photos

Photos from the Conference can be found here. (Facebook - does not require login)