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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?
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
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
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
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
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
Closing remarks by Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee
Read a short summary from the Conference here!
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"
Sven Biscop: How the EU can save NATO, Egmont Security Policy Brief, no. 83., March 2017.
Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide's opening remarks.
Swedish Minister of Defenence Peter Hultqvist's speech.
Photos from the Conference can be found here. (Facebook - does not require login)