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Army Summit 2021

The Norwegian Army and The Norwegian Atlantic Committee
Oslo / Online

The Norwegian Army and The Norwegian Atlantic Committee will host the next Army Summit on October 4th and October 5th 2021.


In order to submit your registration for the conference, please visit the Army Summit's official website, www.armysummit.no.

Program information

This year’s program will highlight different perspectives on the theme «Total Defense». Day one will address different concepts of Total Defense, while day two will focus on Norwegian Total Defense in practice.

«Total Defense» describes the whole-of-government approach to security and defense in Norway, and also includes increased cooperation with our most important allies.

How does the increasing uncertainty of the future impact developing the total defense concept and cross-sectoral cooperation? Is Norway's Total Defense concept sufficient to handle both peace-time crisis and war?

*The first day will be held in English, and the second in Norwegian.


Among this year's speakers are former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Sir David Omand, Chief of the Norwegian Army, Major General Lars Lervik, Chief of the Norwegian Home Guard, Major General Elisabeth Michelsen, and Director of the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection, Elisabeth Sørbøe Aarsæther.

Your host for Army Summit 2021 is journalist and former TV and radio host, Håkon Haugsbø.

More information about the program and speaker announcements will be available very soon on the Army Summit's official website, www.armysummit.no.

The Norwegian Army Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Chief of the Norwegian Army in collaboration with the Secretary General of The Norwegian Atlantic Committee. Army Summit is the most important civilian-military event of the year for the Norwegian Army, and gathers political leaders, policymakers, diplomats, academics, and military professionals discussing important issues of the day. The aim of the conference is to highlight current themes in international security and defense policy, and to discuss the future role of landpower in a wider social and political context.