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Program 2004

2-3 FEBRUARY 2004

Monday 2 February

1000 (sharp): Official opening of the Conference
at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Drammensveien 19

-Words of welcome by the Chairman of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee, Alv Jakob Fostervoll

- The Norwegian Minister of Defence, Kristin Krohn Devold, will speak about "The Norwegian defence - Usability through transformation"

- The Secretary General of The Norwegian Red Cross, Jonas Gahr Støre will speak about "The role of a humanitarian organisation in an international security operation - A basis for cooperation or a basis for separation?"

At around 1130, the participants will travel to the Leangkollen Conference Centre in Asker (Bleikeråsen 215, 1370 Asker). Buses will be available for those who have requested transportation.

Drinks will be available in the bar upon arrival, and the buffet lunch will be served from 1230, before the conference continues at 1330.

1330-1630: The Greater Middle East

- State Secretary Vidar Helgesen; "Aspects of developments in the Greater Middle East"

- Oliver McTernan, "The hidden or overlooked dimension of peace-making". Transition to Democracy Programme, AIO International and Harvard University. Author of the forthcoming book 'Violence in the name of God'

- Nils Butenschøn, Institute of Human Rights, University of Oslo
- Laila Bokhari, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
- Henrik Thune, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Coffee break 1445-1515

The session will finish at 1630, after which the busses will take those who have requested transportation back to Oslo

1800-2100: Dinner discussion with invited guests and PhD group

- Sir Christopher Donnelly: "15 years at NATO - Where are we going? Where is Russia going?"

2130: Bus returns to Oslo

Tuesday 3 February

0800: Bus for Leangkollen departing from Oslo, Fridtjof Nansens Plass

0830 Coffee

0830-1015: Vulnerabilities of modern societies
What can be done to build in resilience?

- Sir Christopher Donnelly, Senior Fellow, Defence Academy Of The United Kingdom
- Nils Holme, Chairman, Centre for IT security
- Stein Henriksen, Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning (DSB)

1015-1030 Coffee break

1030-1215: Checks and balances in the Transatlantic dialogue

- Espen Barth Eide, Director of International Politics, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
- Nils Morten Udgaard, Editor, Foreign Desk, Aftenposten

1215-1300: Lunch

1315: Bus departing for Oslo

1330- 1630: Working session on the Nordic Region

With the ATA Committees round the Baltic and Northern Seas on education and common programming for 2004 and 2005.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Prebensen
Secretary General,
The Norwegian Atlantic Committee