The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Refleks Project and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) take great pleasure in inviting you to a conference:
The Rise of the East:
Power Shift from the West to the East
Global power relations are changing, and new states are taking centre stage in world politics. The footprint of Asia, and particularly China, in the fields of economy, the environment and increasingly also politics is becoming increasingly salient. Ours is a multi-polar world, with more and partly new centres of power. The new economic and political great powers have rapidly become highly significant for our own part of the world. The conference The Rise of the East will explore these developments and the consequences for the West and for Norway.
The conference is now closed for sign up. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will be held on Tuesday, 1 November, from 09:00 to 15:30 at the ’Ballroom’ premises close to the Norwegian Parliament. More than 400 representatives from business and commerce, politics, the NGO sector, state administration, research and media are expected. Conference languages are both Norwegian and English.
Coffee and registration from 08:15 to 09:00
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre
Chair: Eva Bratholm, Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in New Dehli
Martin Jacques, London School of Economics
Hans Rosling, Karolinska Institutet
Break with fruit and coffee: 11:30
Emerging Asian giants
Huang Jing, National University of Singapore
Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
daily newspaper, India
Arne Melchior, NUPI
Hanne Skartveit, VG
Culture and the power of values
Torkel Brekke, University of Oslo and Civita
Støre + four
- Presentation by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre
- Sverre Diesen, Centre for Strategic Studies Ltd
- Liv Monica Stubholt, Aker Solutions
- Tove R. Wang, Save the Children Norway
- Paul Chaffey, Abelia
Iver B. Neumann, Acting Director, NUPI
The conference is scheduled to end at 15:00.