International Cooperation and National Security
The National Security Council of Iceland and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland are hosting an open seminar on the importance of international cooperation for national security. The seminar will take place in Norðurljós, Harpa, Wednesday, 22 March 2023, from 13:00 -16:00.
At these times of turbulence and high tension in the security environment in the North Atlantic, international cooperation is more important than ever for Iceland's national security. In spite of NATO membership and the bilateral defense agreement with the United States, Iceland is nonetheless a small non-military state which makes it particularly reliant on international cooperation.
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The seminar will be conducted in Icelandic, however we offer simultaneous translation in English.
Further information here: https://ams.hi.is/en/
13:00 – 13:15 Opening remarks: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland
13:15 – 14:15 International cooperation and current challenges
Keynote Address: Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Address: Christoph Heusgen, chairman of the Munich Security Conference*
Panel Discussions: Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Hermann Örn Ingólfsson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iceland to NATO, Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, Albert Jónsson, Former Ambassador of Iceland to Russia, Valur Ingimundarson, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Iceland
Moderated by Pia Hansson, Director of Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre
14:20-14:40 – Coffee Break
14:40-15:45 International cooperation and Iceland's security interests
Keynote Address and moderator: Halla Hrund Logadóttir, Director-General at Iceland's National Energy Authority
Panel Discussions: Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, Guðmundur Arnar Sigmundsson, Director of CERT-IS, Halldór Þorgeirsson, Chair of Iceland's Climate Council, Bjarni Már Magnússon, Professor of Law at Bifröst University
15:45 - 16:00 Closing remarks: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland and Chairman of the National Security Council of Iceland
The National Security Council of Iceland and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland are hosting an open seminar on the importance of international cooperation for national security. The seminar will take place in Norðurljós, Harpa, Wednesday, 22 March 2023, from 13:00 -16:00. Further information and programme: https://ams.hi.is/en/ Sign up here!