NORDIC SECURITY CONFERENCE 2017:

NATO and Russia in a Changing World.

 

Welcome to the biggest annual YATA Norway event! We are exicted to present the full programme for NorSec 2017, to be held in Oslo 6-7 May. The deadline for international participants has passed, but Norwegian participants may still register to attend the conference, free of charge. Please register here. We look forward to seeing you! Have a look at the full programme below.

 

Day 1 – Saturday May 6th.

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08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee.

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Session I. European Security Challenges:

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09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and introduction by YATA Norway
Katarina Nordanger, Project Manager.

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09:10 – 09:20 Words of welcome
Kate Hansen Bundt, Secretary General at the Norwegian Atlantic Committee.

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09:20 – 09:40 Opening remarks – Security from a Norwegian perspective
Øystein Bø, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Defence.

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09:40 – 10:10 A Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy
Andrew Byrne, Minister Counsellor at the EU Delegation to Norway.

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10:10 – 10:40 NATO and Russia – who is the aggressor?
Lieutenant colonel Palle Ydstebø, Head of Division for Military Strategy and Doctrine at the Norwegian Defence College.

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10:40 – 11:00 Coffee and refreshments.

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11:00 – 11:30 No end in sight for the Ukrainian crisis?
Tor Bukkvoll, Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment.

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11:30 – 12:00 The relationship between EU and Russia – Are the sanctions working?
Kåre Dahl Martinsen, Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies.

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12:00 – 12:45 Discussion with following Q&A: Is NATO outdated?
Moderator: Eirik Løkke, Advisor at Civita
Panel:
Sverre Diesen, Norwegian Military Officer and former Chief of Defence
Maren Garberg Bredesen, Junior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Espen Amundsen, Senior Advisor at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs and former Major General in the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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12:45 – 13:30 Lunch.

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Session II. Russia’s Security Challenges at Home and Abroad:

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13:30 – 14:00 A closer look at Putin’s challenges at home
Geir Flikke, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo.

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14:00 – 14:30 The de facto state factor in Russian foreign and security policy
Jakub M. Godzimirski, Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

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14:30 – 15:00 The strategic partnership between Russia and China – A growing threat?
Jo Inge Bekkevold, Head of Centre for Asian Security Studies at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies.

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15:00 – 15:30 US – Russia relations in the Trump era – What does this mean for Europe?
Kjell Dragnes, former Foreign Policy Editor in Aftenposten.

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15:30 – 16:00 Russia – A new Great Power in the Middle East?
Charlotte Brandsma, Program Officer at the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ Mediterranean Policy Program.

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16:00 – 16:15 Closing remarks
Lea Bjørgul, President of YATA Norway.

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Day 2 – Sunday May 7th.

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09:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee.

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10:00 – 16:00 Crisis simulation organized by Folk & Forsvar.

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