Starttidspunkt16. oktober 2019 09:00
Type hendelseKonferanse

Norway and NATO. Perspectives from abroad

On 16 October 2019, IFS is holding the last of three seminars on the next Norwegian long term defence plan. The topic of this seminar is perspectives from abroad.

Date: Wednesday 16 October
Time: 9.00–12.00 (registration from 8.30, lunch from 12.00)
Venue: Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29
The seminar is presented by NDUC/Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

The processes leading up to the parliamentary approval of long-term defence plans tend to spur public interest in and debate about the Norwegian Armed Forces. This is hardly surprising – just as it is not surprising that these debates are dominated by Norwegians.

  • But how do Norway's allies and partners view Norwegian security policy, and Norway's contributions to NATO and international security?
  • How is the development of the Norwegian Armed Forces perceived abroad?
  • What challenges and opportunities do informed outsiders consider the most important for Norway?

These are questions we've asked some prominent foreign experts and representatives to address at the seminar.

Keynote address

Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen, Norway


  • Ambassador Kenneth Braithwaite, USA 
  • Special Adviser Diego Ruiz Palmer, NATO Headquarters
  • Deputy for Defence Policy and Strategic Foresight Etienne de DurandDirectorate General for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS), Ministry of Defence, France
  • Senior Researcher David Ochmanek, RAND Corporation, USA


Associate Professor Anders RomarheimHead of Centre for International Security, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies 

Attendance is open and free of charge, but online pre-registration is required.

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Publisert 3. oktober 2019 13:00.. Sist oppdatert 28. november 2019 16:26.