Welcome to the official webpage of the Leangkollen Security Conference 2020

The Leangkollen Security Conference took place on 3rd-4th of February, 2020.

The entire conference was streamed. Watch it here!

The Leangkollen Security Conference 2020 focused on China's increased influence on the international stage and the impact this may have on world politics.

The Conference was opened in the Nobel Institute by Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide, and Robert S. Ross, Associate at John Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University and Professor of Political Science at Boston College. Other speakers at the Conference included Norwegian Chief of Defence, Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and former commaner United States Army Europe, Lt. General Ben Hodges, Professor at London School of Economics, William A. Callahan, and Research Director for Belfer Center's China Cyber Policy Initative at Harvard Kennedy School, Julia Voo.

See the official program here

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 Media coverage


"2020 kan bli et farlig år: Så stor er risikoen for atom-kollaps"


Published: 09.02.2020 - VG

"Vesten lider av et "Kina-syndrom" - der frykten blir stadig forsterket. Det er bare å gjemme seg."


Published: 05.02.2020 - Dagens Næringsliv

"Etterretningen tegner fiendebilde"


Published: 10.02.2010 - Dagens Næringsliv

"Slik vil Kina prege det 21. århundret"


Published: 03.02.2020 - Forsvarets forum

"Forsvarssjefen: - Kinas militære oppbygging er enestående"


Published: 05.02.2020 - Forsvarets forum

"Tilbake til den kalde krigen?"


​Published: 05.02.2020 - Klassekampen



"The China Challenge: Remaking the Landscape of Transatlantic Security"


Published: 04.02.2020​ - The Maritime Executive

"Leangkollen 2020: Europe's China Challenge"


​Published: 07.02.2020​ - Blog by professor Julian Lindley-French



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Photos from the Conference can be found here (via Facebook - does not require login).


About the conference 

The Leangkollen Security Conference is an annual two-day conference held in February every year, and has been organized by the Norwegian Atlantic Committee since 1965. Each year we invite a selected group of leading international and Norwegian experts to participate in discussions on contemporary foreign, defence and security policy issues related to NATOs current agenda. The conference is an integral part of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee’s mandate, namely to engage with the media, opinion formers, politicians, diplomates, civil servants, academics, military personnel and the successor generation on current and emerging international and transatlantic issues.