PROGRAM FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL LEANGKOLLEN CONFERENCE HOSTED BY THE NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC COMMITTEE 2 FEBRUARY 2009
The Norwegian Nobel Institute
Henrik Ibsens Gate 51, Oslo.
Ms Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen, The Norwegian Minister of Defence.
“NATO in the 21st Century”.
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani Journalist and Author
“The security of the Central Asian Region, with focus on Afghanistan/Pakistan/India.
Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, National Security Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
“The challenges and priorities from an Afghan perspective”
Buses leave for the Leangkollen Conference Centre, Bleikeråsen 215, 1370 Asker
1200-1315 Lunch at the Leangkollen Conference Centre
Panel discussion on “NATO, a regional organisation in a global world”
Jan Petersen, Chairman of the Norwegian Defence Committee;
Espen B. Eide, State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence;
Kim Traavik, Norwegian NATO ambassador;
Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani author and journalist;
Chris Donnelly, Senior Advisor of the UK Defence Academy;
Janne Haaland Matlary, Professor at the University of Oslo.
Buses return to Fridtjof Nansens Plass (next to the city hall) in Oslo, estimated arrival time at 1700.
Leangkollen Conference 2009, Program for Day 2, 3 February 2009.
09.30-10.00 Section leader and Senior Researcher Paal Sigurd Hilde (Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies) brief about the research project Geopolitics in The High North.
Kristine Offerdal, researcher, briefs about “The energy issues in the north: myths and realities”.
Katarzyna Zysk, researcher, briefs about “Russia and the High North: Defence and security perspectives”.
10.30-12.30 Jahn Otto Johansen, journalist and author, introduces his upcoming book: ”Russia,with the past towards the future”.
Julie Wilhelmsen (Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs/NUPI)
Nils Morten Udgaard (Former Foreign affairs editor in Aftenposten)
Helge Blakkisrud (Head of Russia department in NUPI)
Kjell Dragnes (Current Foreign affairs editor in Aftenposten)
Pavel Baev (Researcher at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo)
13.30 Bus to Fr. Nansens plass by the Oslo City Hall. ETA at 1400.