The foreign and security policies in Nordic region have been shaped in the relation to the strategic triangle: US, Russia and Europe.
In this lecture, Ulf Sverdrup will reflect on how the Brexit, Putinism and Trump have changed the strategic landscape in the region, and how the Nordics are coping with these new challenges.
There will be a review of Norway's relationship to the EU; a discussion on what the UK can learn from the experiences of other non/members when negotiating Brexit, and a reflection on the future of the European Union.
Speaker: Ulf Sverdrup
Ulf Sverdrup is the Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo. Before taking up the position at NUPI, he was a professor at the Norwegian Business School BI, and a research professor at ARENA, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo. He earned his Masters degree at the University of Bergen.
Ulf Sverdrup has published extensively on various topics in international politics, with a particular emphasis on European politics, European integration and Norwegian foreign policy.
Ulf Sverdrup was the Head of the Secretariat for the Official Norwegian Europe Review which assessed the impacts and implications of Norway's agreements with the EU. He has been a Jean Monnet fellow at the European
University Institute, a Visiting scholar at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, and he has also worked as senior advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a regular contributor to Dagens Næringsliv.