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Program 2008

THE NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC COMMITTEE’S
43ND ANNUAL LEANGKOLLEN CONFERENCE

4TH AND 5 TH FEBRUARY 2008
OSLO, NORWAY


“CHALLENGES NATO FACES IN AND OUT OF AREA”


Monday 4th February

10.00 Opening session at The Norwegian Nobel Institute (Henrik Ibsens gate 51).

• Kjell Engebretsen, Chairman of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee
Words of Welcome


• Erik Solheim, The Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development
The Security Implications of Climate Change

Q&A

• Hekmat Karzai , Director Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies, Afghanistan
Afghanistan in a regional perspective

Q&A

• Kim Traavik, The Norwegian Ambassador to NATO
NATO towards the Bucharest summit

Q&A

12.15 Bus transfer to Leangkollen Conference Centre in Asker
(Bleikeråsen 215, 1370 Asker)


12.45-13.45 Lunch


14.00-14.30
• R. Admiral Chris Parry, Director General, Development, Concepts and Doctrine, MOD UK
Defence Aspects of Climate Change


Comments to the discussion on the security implications of climate change
• Halvard Buhaug, Senior Researcher, PRIO
• Bjørn Brunstad, Adviser, ECON

15.00-15.20 Coffee

15.20-16.30 Debate

16.45 End


Tuesday 5th February


08.00 Bus transfer to Leangkollen Conference Centre (Bleikeråsen 215, 1370 Asker)
Departure from Oslo Town Hall, Fridtjof Nansens plass (North side).

08.30-10.30 Afghanistan- Panel discussions

• How to achieve a comprehensive concept in practice?
• Civil –Military cooperation
• Politicization of development

Introductory speakers:
Espen Barth Eide, State Secretary MOD
Hekmat Karzai, Director CAPS, Kabul
Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam, development consultant
Paul Schulte, Research Fellow ARAG, Defence Academy UK

Comments by:
Arne Jan Flølo (MFA)
Turid Lægreid (Nordic Consulting Group)
Marit Glad (CARE)

Q&A

10.30-10.45 Coffee

10.45-12.45 The fight for the hearts and minds
Information operations – an Afghan understanding

Introductory speakers:
Paul Schulte, Research Fellow ARAG, Defence Academy, UK
Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam, development consultant
Hekmat Karzai, Director CAPS, Kabul

Q&A


12.45-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.30 Counter Narcotics Operations

Introductory speakers:
David Mansfield, independent Socio-economist
“Illicit to Licit: The Process of Change in Rural Livelihoods in Afghanistan”

Svante E. Cornell, Research Director The Silk Road Project Uppsala University

Comments by:
Bjørn Vidar Bollestad (POD)
Stig Traavik (MFA)

16.30 End



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