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THE NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC COMMITTEE
PROGRAM FOR THE 45th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF
THE NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC COMMITTEE 1-2 FEBRUARY 2010


Monday 1st. Current and future challenges for NATO’s revised strategic concept

10.00-10.05 Opening session at the main auditorium of the Nobel Institute,
                    Words of welcome by the Chairman of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee,
                    Kjell Engebretsen

10.05-10.40 Opening lecture by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre
                    “Disarmament- Reframing the Challenge

10.40 -11.15 UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Kai Eide
                      “Afghanistan after the Elections and the Way Ahead”

11.15-11.30 Q&A

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.00 NATO’s Revised Strategic Concept
13.15-13.35 Foreign Editor Aftenposten (R), Nils Morten Udgaard
                    “Russia`s “Sphere” in Europe”
13.35-13.55 Deputy Assistant Secretary General, NATO’s PDD, Stephanie Babst
                    “The NATO Process”
13.55-14.15 State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Espen Barth Eide
                    “The Norwegian Debate, Home and Away”
14.15-15.00  Panel: Comments and Discussion
                     Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense,
                     Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
                     Senior Defense Advisor, Nils Holme
                     Research Director at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI),
                     Iver Neumann

15.00-15.20 Coffee

15.20-17.00 Russia, the Baltic and Ukraine “The Energy Factor”.
15.20-15.30 Introductory remarks by Senior Researcher, Kate Hansen Bundt
                    “European Energy Security”
15.30-16.00 Senior Energy Advisor, Trygve Refvem
                    “Europe-Russia; Gas Security, Trade and Diplomacy”
16.00-16.20 Researcher Merle Maigre, International Centre for Defence Studies, Tallinn
                    “Baltic Energy Security Concerns“
16.20-16.30 Researcher, Roger Johansen
                    “Russian Gas Relations with Ukraine”

16.30-17.00 Discussion and Q&A.



Tues. 2nd Workshop on Afghanistan “Communication and Perception”

08.30-09.00 Coffee and registration

09.00-11.45 How do we communicate with and in Afghanistan and how do we communicate
                    Home?” How is it done by NATO and how is it done by Norway?

09.00-09.15 Deputy Assistant Secretary General, NATO’s PDD, Stephanie Babst
                    “How Does NATO Communicate?”
09.15-09.30 Director of Communication, Erling Bø, Norwegian Joint Headquarters
                    “Changes in the Communication on Afghanistan”
09.30-09.45 Lieutenant Colonel Geir Hågen Karlsen, Norwegian Defense,
                    “The Two Front War”
09.45-10.00 Dr. Carsten Rønnfeldt, Norwegian Military Academy
                    "How Should We Fight Wars of Ideas'?"

10.00-10.20 Coffee

10.20-10.35 Communication Advisor, Per Elvestuen
                    "The Value of Openness"
10.35-10.50 Discussant: Afghan Expert and Advisor in Southern Afghanistan
                    Sippi Azarbaijani- Moghaddam

10.50-11.45 Discussion

11.45-13.00 Lunch

13.00-16.00 Civil-Military Relations and the Practical Implementation of the Faryab
                    Strategy

13.00-13.20 Former Chief of Defense, General Sverre Diesen
                    “Civil-Military Cooperation in the Field and at Home-why is it so difficult?”
13.20-13.40 Former Development Advisor in Norwegian PRT, Hans Dieset
                    ”Civil-Military Relations- What did we achieve?”
13.40-14.00 Dr. of Theology and Researcher to the Chaplaincy, Norwegian Defense,
                    Paul Otto Brunstad
                    “To Endure Military Boredom – from ego awareness to situational and cultural
                     awareness”

14.00-14.20 Coffee

14.20-14.40 Former Political Advisor in the Norwegian PRT and to the SRSG to Afghanistan,
                    Hanne Melfald
                    "Civil-Military Coordination: Time Constraints and Challenges. From a UN Perspective"

14.40-16.00 Discussion



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