Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events
Event Dates
Online: 9:00-10:15 am AKST, 1:00-2:15 pm EST

This event is co-sponsored by the Polar Institute and the Global Europe Program.

As the Arctic opens to global activity, its importance in the geopolitical struggle between NATO and Russia continues to grow. Norway is in a unique position in this relationship, with one of the few direct borders between a NATO member and Russia. Norway’s relations with Russia are understandably complex, with deep economic ties and a history of regional cooperation, but also mutual suspicion and elevated concern. Norwegian State Secretary Audun Halvorsen will join us for a conversation on the state of Norwegian-Russian relations and their future trajectory.

Guest Speaker:

Audun Halvorsen
State Secretary to the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs


Matthew Rojansky
Director, Kennan Institute

Daniel S. Hamilton
Director, Global Europe Program; Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Distinguished Fellow


Michael Sfraga
Director, Polar Institute // Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program