The Norwegian Army and The Norwegian Atlantic Committee welcome you to join this year's Army Summit, an online event Monday October 4th and Tuesday October 5th, 2021.


This year’s topic is “Total Defence Concepts” on day one, and “the Norwegian Total Defence in practice”, on day two.

«Total Defence» describes the whole-of-government approach to security and defence in Norway, and also includes increased cooperation with our most important allies.

How does the increasing uncertainty of the future impact developing the total defence concept and cross-sectoral cooperation? Is Norway's total defence concept sufficient to handle both peace-time crisis and war?

Army Summit will be streamed from 17:00 to 19:00. The first day will be in English and the second day in Norwegian.

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PROGRAM

17:00-17:05

17:05-17:15
 

17:15-17:25

17:25-17:50

17:50-18:20

18:20-18:40


18:40-18:50

18:50-18:55

Monday October 4, 17:00-19:00

Total Defence Concepts

Moderator: Håkon Haugsbø | Language: English

17:00-17:05

17:05-17:15
 

17:15-17:25

17:25-17:50

17:50-18:20

18:20-18:40


18:40-18:50

18:50-18:55

Håkon Haugsbø, moderator

Introduction

TBC

 

Major General Lars Lervik

Chief of the Norwegian Army

Professor Sir David Omand
Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Discussion & Q&A

TBC

 

Announcement and presentation of the Respect, Responsibility, Courage award (RAM-prisen)

Håkon Haugsbø, moderator

Tuesday October 5, 17:00-18:30

The Norwegian Total Defence in Practice

Moderator: Håkon Haugsbø | Language: Norwegian

17:00-17:05

17:05-17:15

17:15-17:25

17:25-17:40

17:40-17:50

17:50-18:05

18:05-18:15

18:15-18:30

18:30-18:35

Håkon Haugsbø, moderator

Introduction

Major General Lars Lervik

Chief of the Norwegian Army

Elisabeth Sørbøe Aarsæther

Director of The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

Discussions and Q&A

Major General Elisabeth Michelsen

Chief of the Norwegian Home Guard

Discussions and Q&A

Tone Vangen

Head of Department, National Police Directorate

Discussions and Q&A

Håkon Haugsbø, moderator

SPEAKERS

Professor Sir David Omand

Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Major General Lars Lervik

Chief of the Norwegian Army

Elisabeth Sørbøe Aarsæther

Director of The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

Major General Elisabeth Michelsen

Chief of the Norwegian Home Guard

Tone Vangen

Head of Department, National Police Directorate

17:00-17:05

17:05-17:15

17:15-17:25

17:25-17:40

17:40-17:50

17:50-18:05

18:05-18:15

18:15-18:30

18:30-18:35

Your host for Army Summit 2021

Håkon Haugsbø (47) is a former long-time profiled journalist at NRK. With 30 years of experience in journalism and communication, Haugsbø is an experienced and knowledgeable debate and program leader, where defense and security policy is one of his special fields. Haugsbø was head of communications at Norwegian Church Aid for five years, and has worked in a number of countries affected by war and crisis. For several years he was head of the Foundation for a Critical and Investigative Press, SKUP. Haugsbø has also served at NATO HQ in Kosovo, from 1999-2000.

The Norwegian Army Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Chief of the Norwegian Army in collaboration with the Secretary General of The Norwegian Atlantic Committee.

Since 2009, Army Summit has been the most important civilian-military event of the year for the Norwegian Army. The conference gathers political leaders, policymakers, diplomats, academics, and military professionals discussing important issues of the day.

The aim of the conference is to highlight current themes in international security and defense policy, and to discuss the future role of land power in a wider social and political context.