Forsvarets neste langtidsplanFoto: The Norwegian Armed Forces/Sturla M. Kolding

Perspectives from abroad


The third seminar on the next Norwegian long term defence plan

Wednesday 16. October 2019, at 09:00 until at 12:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Forsvarets hรธgskole og Institutt for forsvarsstudier

Entrance: Free with registration

The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies invites to the third seminar on 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 โ€“ 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.


๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—”๐——๐——๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ
Defence Minister ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ธ๐—ฒ-๐—๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป, Norway



  • Ambassador ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ, USA
  • Special Adviser ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜‡ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, NATO Headquarters
  • Deputy for Defence Policy and Strategic Foresight ๐—˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ, Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS), Ministry of Defence, France
  • David Ochmanek, senior researcher at the RAND Corporation


๐— ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ
Associate Professor ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—บ, Head of Centre for International Security, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies

We have yet to confirm the names of the panel experts. Confirmed names will be announced successively on the event page and in social media.

Attendance is open and free of charge, but online pre-registration is required.
๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐Ÿด.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ, ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ.๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ. ID card is required for the registration.