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09:00 -
Den Gamle Krigsskole, Tollbugata 10,
0152 Oslo

Meet the authors of The Routledge Handbook of NATO


Join us in celebrating NATO's seventy-fifth anniversary, which is marked at the NATO Summit in Washington D.C., 9–11 July 2024.

The seminar, NATO@75, will highlight the key themes from the Routledge Handbook of NATO, exploring NATO's political and military journey, its current role in the world, and its future prospects.

About the book

NATO arguably faces the most complex security environment since the end of the Cold War. Deep concerns surrounding the future direction and outcome of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine dominate its seventy-fifth anniversary

The Routledge Handbook of NATO takes a wider view of the Alliance’s journey to explain how far NATO has come politically as well as militarily, the part NATO plays in today’s evolving world and its likely roles in the future. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the development and importance of NATO, its place in international relations and its influence on history. It examines the Alliance’s evolution in breadth, depth and context by analysing and explaining why and how NATO has endured and remained relevant since its creation.

Download the seminar folder and read more about The Routledge Handbook of NATO and the authors.


08:30 Registration and coffee

09:00 Welcome Remarks, Professor Kjell Inge Bjerga, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS)

09:10 The alliance for our times, Professor John Andreas Olsen, IFS

09:30 Panel
Moderator: Secretary General Kate Hansen Bundt

NATO and the Northern Flank, 1949–2024
Professor Rolf Tamnes

NATO air power and the end of Bosnia’s civil war
Professor Mats Berdal, King’s College London

NATO in Afghanistan, 2003–2021
Professor Paal Sigurd Hilde, IFS

10:45 NATO’s deterrence and defence: protecting the future, Director Sarah Tarry, NATO Headquarters

11:15 Closing Remarks, Professor Kjell Inge Bjerga

Lunch Buffet for all