Dialogue in International Crises

Wed 5 Sep 2012
Time: 10:00 Location: Grand Hotel, Speilen Available seats: 0

This event is now closed for sign ups.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in collaboration with Chatham House has the pleasure of inviting you to a conference:

Dialogue in International Crises
Dialogue is part and parcel of diplomacy and is hailed as a precondition for all other efforts of conflict resolution. Dialogue has also become central to Norwegian foreign policy. But what do we know about the character and effect of dialogue when it matters the most – in times of crises?

Professor Peter Coleman of Columbia University, Erik Solheim, renowned journalist and author Ahmed Rashid and NUPI's Ole Jacob Sending and Pernille Rieker are among the knowledgeable participants at this conference.

The conference is part of the NUPI/Chatham House project Cultural Dialogue in International Security.

This event is now closed for sign ups.

Registration 08:15-09:00

Program 09:00 - 14:00

  • WelcomeDirector Ulf Sverdrup,
    NUPI
  • Dialogue as a Foreign Policy toolTorgeir Larsen, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Dialogue in long-during conflictsProfessor Peter Coleman, Columbia University
  • Findings from NUPI ReportPernille Rieker, NUPI

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

  • Discussion with focus on practical experience from different conflict areasErik Solheim, former Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development
     Peter Coleman, University of ColumbiaOle Jacob Sending, NUPIChair: Alexis Crow, Chatham House

12:00-13:00 Lunch

  • Dialogue with the Enemy - moderated discussionChristopher Coker, LSEAhmed Rashid, author of "Taliban" and "Descent into chaos"Chair: Sverre Lodgaard, NUPI

For further information about the participants, please click on the links below:

Peter Coleman, University of Columbia
Christopher Coker, LSE
Ahmed Rashid
Ole Jacob Sending, NUPI
Pernille Rieker, NUPI
Ulf Sverdrup, NUPI