NBSS Workshop í Stavanger

Final report from the workshop held in Stavanger in May 2012


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Second International Workshop: SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION
University of Stavanger, Norway
Arne Rettedals hus
Room G-101
Thursday 24 May 2012

0900 Welcome and introduction by the workshop co-organizers:
SEROS – Centre for risk management and societal safety University of Stavanger and The International Centre for Defence Studies, Tallinn

Followed by:
Scene-setting session
Chaired by Ole Andreas Engen, University of Stavanger

Keynote presentations:

Two speakers: two generic topics:
1. Geopolitical aspects of small states security
Alyson Bailes, University of Iceland

2. Societal security, civil protection and preparedness in small states Ørjan N. Karlsson, Head of Unit for International Relations, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

Discussant: Jan Egeland, Deputy Director Human Rights Watch and Adjunct
professor at the University of Stavanger

1030 Coffee

1045 Role of the Nordic states: national, regional and global security
Chaired by: Bjørg Ofstad, Norwegian Research Council

Norway: Ivar Knai, Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning and University of Stavanger

Sweden: Gunilla Herolf, SIPRI

Denmark: Anders Wivel, University of Copenhagen

Iceland:, Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Adjunct at the Faculty of Political Science,
University of Iceland Slides

Each presenter gets 20 min and then discussion of Nordic parallels and
differences, and the relevance of Nordic cooperation

1245 lunch

1330 The Baltic States Subjects or Objects of Security?
Chaired by: Peter Burgess, PRIO

Estonia: Riina Kaljurand, Researcher,

Latvia: Raimonds Rublovskis, research fellow, Latvian foreign policy

Lithuania: Margarita Seselgyte, Institute of International Relations and
Political Science, Vilnius University

Each presenter gets 20 min. Discussion of parallel/contrasts, Nordic/Baltic
differences, and the relevance of regional arrangements

1500 Coffee and tea

1520 The Faroes and Greenland
Chaired by: Anders Wivel, University of Copenhagen

Faroes: Beinta í Jákupsstovu, Molde University College and Regin Berg,
University of Aberdeen

Greenland: Maria Ackren, Associate Professor in Political Science,
University of Greenland
General discussion

1630 Short break

1640 Final working session for project partners
Co-chaired by Kenneth Pettersen and Riina Kaljurand
– Summing-up of workshop issues and findings
– ‘Unsolved’ research questions (to go forward for follow-on project
– Preparation of workshop report (SEROS and International Centre for
Defence Studies)
– Selection of papers to be developed for publication
– Possible contributions for final volume
– Any other project business

1730 End