Oslo, 21. januar 2009
NUPI 50 YEARS – ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
JANUARY 21, 2009, GRAND HOTEL, OSLO
A BRAVE NEW ORDER –
MULTIPOLAR CONFLICT OR MULTILATERAL COOPERATION?
Programme (09.00 - 16.00)
Welcome: Kjetil Stuland, Chairman of the NUPI Board
Opening message: Thorbjørn Jagland, President of the Storting
09.30 MULTILATERAL COOPERATION - TODAY'S IMPERATIVE
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Read the speech: Multilateralism – Today's Imperative by Kofi Annan
Coffee/Tea (10.40 – 11.00)
11.00 A NEW AMERICAN PRESIDENT – WHAT CAN THE WORLD EXPECT?
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University
- Geir Lundestad, Director of the Nobel Institute
- Halvard Leira, Researcher, NUPI
Buffet Lunch (12.15 – 13.30)
13.30 BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE IN AFGHANISTAN?
Lakhdar Brahimi, former UN Special Representative to Afghanistan
- Stina Torjesen, Senior Researcher, NUPI
Fruit Break (14.30 – 14.45)
14.45 EAST-WEST RELATIONS: COOPERATION OR COMPETITION?
Sergey A. Karaganov, Deputy Director, Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of Russia
- Julie Wilhelmsen, Senior Researcher, NUPI
15.45 Closing remarks: Jan Egeland
16.00 End of conference
The conference is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.