Makt og utenrikspolitikk i det digitale århundre

Power and foreign policy in the digital century


With Tom Fletcher

Tuesday 17. April 2018, 18:00 until 20:00

Venue: Amalie Skram

Host: Utenriksdepartementet

Entrance: Gratis

Tom Fletcher, former political adviser and UK ambassador, and author of The Naked Diplomat: Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age, will be the main speaker at this event. He will discuss how we, as governments, businesses and individuals, can survive and thrive in the 21st century.

– Who holds power in the digital society?
– How is the power balance affected when the economic and political strength of some companies equals that of the US or China?
– How can we best conduct our foreign policy and pursue bilateral cooperation in the digital era?

Digitalisation of the global community is changing the world at an unprecedented pace and on a scale never before experienced. Misunderstandings and differences between different parts of the world are creating greater political and economic uncertainty. Some of the largest economies in the world are no longer countries, but companies. This is redefining the way people, businesses and states interact. The traditional framework of our world order seems more fragile, and the competition to be the main driver in the new global community is greater than ever.

Moderator: Ulf Sverdrup, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Panellists: The Danish Ambassador to Norway, Mr Jarl Frijs-Madsen, and Mr Leiv Lunde, Strategy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The event will be held in English.