THE NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC COMMITTEE’S
42ND ANNUAL LEANGKOLLEN CONFERENCE
5TH AND 6TH FEBRUARY 2007
OSLO, NORWAY



”THINKING STRATEGICALLY ABOUT THE FUTURE “


PROGRAMME

Monday 5th February

10.00 Opening session at The Norwegian Nobel Institute
• Espen Barth Eide (State Secretary MoD)
“Why is Norway in Afghanistan? How can we best complete our mission?”
• Chris Donnelly (Advanced Research Assessment Group, UK Defence Academy) ”The role of the region as a whole in finding or undermining a solution”

11.00 Q&A session

12.00 Lunch

13:15 Panel debate – “Afghanistan and the way forward”

Participants:
• Kai Eide (Political Director MFA)
• Kristian Harpviken (Dep. Dir. Peace Research Institute of Oslo)
• Col. Odin Johannessen (Norwegian Army Military Academy)
• Adrian Kendry (Senior Advisor, NATO)
• Pål Kulø Lønseth (Public Prosecutor)
• Chris Donnelly (Advanced Research Assessment Group, UK Defence Academy)
• Espen B. Eide (State Secretary MoD)

15.45 Q&A session

16.15 End

Tuesday 6th February

08:30 Panel discussion - ”Energy security - Policies”

Chaired by Rolf Tamnes (Director Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies)

Introductory speakers:
• Adrian Kendry (Senior Advisor, NATO) “NATOs role in energy security in the light of the RIGA summit statement”
• Faouzi Bensarsa (Energy Advisor, EU Commission) “EUs view on energy security in the light of the EUs recent statements on Energy Security Policy”
• Stanislav Zhizhnin (Senior Advisor at MID in Moscow) “Priorities of the Energy Diplomacy of Russia”
• Ole Lindeman (Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies) “Fuelling Friendship – Energy Cooperation in the North"

Panel participants:
Chris Donnelly (UK Defence Academy), Ole Gunnar Austvik (Lillehammer University College) Alan Riley (City Law School, City University, London), Keith Smith (CSIS).

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Panel discussion - ”Energy Security and Energy Dependence - Issues”

Chaired by Arild Moe (Deputy Director Fridtjof Nansen Institute)

Introductory speakers:
• Ole Gunnar Austvik (Lillehammer University College) “Market liberalisation and security of supply”
• James Sherr (CSRC London) “Prospects for Russian-EU energy agreements”
• Alan Riley (City Law School, City University, London) “The gas deficit”
• Keith Smith (CSIS)“The politics of transportation”

Panel participants:
Stanislav Zhizhnin (MID, Moscow), Ole Lindeman (Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies) Adrian Kendry (NATO) Irakli Menagarishvili (Strategic Research Center, Tiblisi).

12.30 Lunch


13.30 Panel discussion - ”A regional perspective and general discussion”

Chaired by Chris Prebensen (Secretary General, Norwegian Atlantic Committee)

Introductory speakers:
• Irakli Menagarishvili (Director Strategic Research Centre, Tiblisi) “A Georgian perspective”
• Liviu Muresan (Eursic Foundation, Bucharest) “The role of transit countries”

15:30 End
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