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Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Climate Change and Environmental Protection
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Events 2009

Torbjørn Pedersen:
Hvor viktig er nordområdene for Norge - og verden? (How important is the High North to Norway - and the world?), the Research Council of Norway's annual conference on the High North, Oslo, 25 November 2009 

Katarzyna Zysk:

Arctic security in the 21st century: The view from Russia and Canada, The Department of War Studies, King’s College London, University of London, 25 November 2009


Harald Hermansen Eie:
Hva hender i Arktis? Sikkerhetsmessige konsekvenser av økt aktivitet, Nordsem, Stockholm, 19 November 2009


Paal Sigurd Hilde:
The High North: Norwegian Strategic Interests or "Strategic" Domestic Policy?The Comparative Politics Conference, 7-8 October 2009


Harald Hermansen Eie:
Russlands gasseksport - politisk trumfkort eller inntektskilde?, YATA Trondheim, 2 October 2009


Harald Hermansen Eie:
The High North and Energy Security, NATO Economic Committee, Brussels, 25 September 2009


Kristine Offerdal:
To what extent might Arctic energy lead to geopolitical competition?Common Challenges to Transatlantic Energy Security: From Ukraine to the Arctic and Beyond, Helsinki, 15-15 September 2009


Lawson W. Brigham, Valur Ingimaundarson, Franklyn Griffiths, Rob Huebert, Rolf Tamnes and Katarzyna Zysk
22-23 September 2009, participated at the United States Naval War College (NWC) two-day conference “Arctic Security Policy and Law in an Age of Climate Change”, organized by the International Law Department in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies.
The NWC Arctic conference included scholars and government officials from the eight Arctic nations (Canada, United States, Denmark/Greenland, Norway, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Iceland) and near Arctic countries, as well as speakers from Asia. They addressed Arctic security issues for Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, the Russian Federation, Canada and the United States. Participants heard also about prospects for rule of law in the Arctic, military operations, maritime security and a marine shipping assessment. 
Rear Adm. David W. Titley, the Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy, delivered the keynote address discussing the Navy’s recently-formed Task Force Climate Change. TFCC is to explore the impact of climate change on Arctic security for the Chief of Naval Operations.


Katarzyna Zysk:
Russia's Perspective on Arctic Security. Military Aspects, Arctic Security Policy and Law in the Age of Climate Change, The US Naval War College, International Law Department in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Newport, Rhode Island, 22-23 September 2009

Torbjørn Pedersen:
Conflict and order in Svalbard waters, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009

Stian Bones:
Norwegian Polar Research between East and West, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009

Vidar Bjørnsen:
The dispute about the Sector Principle. Norway, the Soviet Union and the Barents Sea 1926-1960, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009

Sven G. Holtsmark:
The Svalbard case, 1944-47, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009

Aleksey Komarov:
The Arctic in Soviet Foreign Policy during the Cold War, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009


Kristoffer Bjørklund:
Norwegian presence on Svalbard as a security political measure, 1900-1965,  Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009


Anastasia Kasiyan:
The Spitsbergen case, 1870-1920, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009

Jens Petter Nilsen:
Arctic hunting expeditions in a comparative Russian-Norwegian perspective, Norway and Russia in the Arctic conference, Longyearbyen 25-28 August 2009

Rolf Tamnes:

High North – High Stakes, Norwegian Shipowners’ Organisation 25 August 2009

Paal Sigurd Hilde:
 
Soft Security and the Arctic: Challenges and Responses, presentation to US NATO ambassador Ivo Daalder, Oslo 17 August 2009

Sven G. Holtsmark:
Hard security: Russia and Arctic security. Ambitions and restraints, presentation to US NATO ambassador Ivo Daalder, Oslo 17 August 2009

Rolf Tamnes:
Security in the Arctic, presentation to US NATO ambassador Ivo Daalder, Oslo 17 August 2009


Hoel, Alf Håkon:
Bringing (social) science to bear on policy: the role of the Arctic Council, governance in a Rapidly Changing Arctic, Workshop, 29 June 2009.


Arild Moe:
Den nordlige sjørute - Russland og internasjonal shipping. Et åpent polhav, muligheter og utfordringer. Maritimt Forum, Bodø, 18 June 2009.

Dag Harald Claes:
“Global Energy Market Trends – Hayday or Doomsday?”. NATO Parliamentary Assembly Oslo, 23 May 2009.


Paal Sigurd Hilde:
Geopolitics in the Arctic. Perspectives on Arctic Security,  NATO ambassadors tour, Tromsø 28 May 2009.


Dag Harald Claes:

“The High North: Challenges and Opportunities”. NATO Parliamentary Assembly NATO – Russia Parliamentary Committee 22 May 2009, Oslo.

Rolf Tamnes:

Security and Jurisdiction in the High North, The Committee on Security Policy, Disarmament and International Challenges to Norwegian Security, 21 April 2009

Olav Schram Stokke:

Enhancing Arctic Environmental Governance, Global Challenges for the Arctic, CSIS conference, Washington D.C., 8 May 2009


Arild Moe:
 
Norwegian and Russian petroleum policy in the High North: Potentials, ambitions and realities, Global Challenges for the Arctic, CSIS conference, Washington D.C., 7 May 2009.


Rolf Tamnes:

Global Challenges in the Arctic, CSIS conference Washington D.C., 7 May 2009

Arild Moe:
Russiske petroleumsinteresser i Barentshavet og rundt Svalbard: Hva skjer?,  møte i regjeringens sikkerhetsutvalg. Utenriksdepartementet, 21 April 2009

Dag Harald Claes:
 
St. meld. 15 (2008-09): globalisering og energi, lukket møte med UtenrikskomiteenStortinget 15. april 2009.

Arild Moe:
Forholdet til Russland i lys av utviklingen i nord, åpen høring knyttet til stortingsmelding om norske interesser. Stortinget 15 April 2009.


Kristine Offerdal:
Arctic oil and gas: prospects in the European High North, US-Norwegian Henry Bacon seminar, Washington DC, 5 March 2009


Katarzyna Zysk:

Russlands sikkerhetspolitikk og nordområdene, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC, 3 March 2009.


Kristian Åtland and Torbjørn Pedersen:
The Svalbard Archipelago in Russian Security Policy: Back to the Future?,  ISA Annual Convention, 15 – 18 February 2009

Kristine Offerdal:
 
High North Energy: myths and realities, NATO Economic Committee, Brussel 10 February 2009

Kristine Offerdal:
 
Energibildet i nord: myter og realiteter, Atlanterhavskomitéens Leangkollen-konferanse, 3 February 2009
 

Katarzyna Zysk:
Russia and the High North. Security and defence perspective, NATO Defense College, with support of the University of Iceland, ‘Security Prospects in the High North’ – An Academic Roundtable, Reykjavík, 29-30 January 2009. 


Kristine Offerdal:
High North Energy: myths and realities, NATO Defense College, with support of the University of Iceland, ‘Security Prospects in the High North’ – An Academic Roundtable, Reykjavík, 29-30 January 2009.

Alf Håkon Hoel:

Panel participation, Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, 19-23 January 2009.

Mary Katherine Jones and Torbjørn Pedersen:
Which Age of the Arctic?, Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, 19-23 January 2009.

Olav Schram Stokke:
 
Regional-Global Interplay in Arctic Governance, Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, 19-23 January 2009.

Arild Moe:
Nordområder, petroleum og utenrikspolitikk, internseminar, Riksrevisjonen. Holmsbu Fjordhotell, 15 January 2009.

Olav Schram Stokke:

US Climate Policy: Discussion of four papers, workshop on US Climate Policy. Cicero, forskningsparken 5 January 2009.


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