New speaker for 2021 Conference-Ulf Sverdrup
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ulf Sverdrup, Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, will be joining the 2021 Camden Conference session on Saturday morning which will focus on the outlook for development in the Arctic region.
Vidar Helgesen, who was originally planning to speak, has been sidelined with covid-19 this past week. Fortunately, we can report that Mr. Helgesen’s health is improving, but he has recommended Dr. Sverdrup as the ideal choice to speak on how “A Frozen Region Goes Dynamic”.
Before joining the Norwegian Institute, Dr. Sverdrup was a professor at the Norwegian Business School (BI) and a research professor at ARENA, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo. Dr. Sverdrup has been a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute, (Italy), and a visiting scholar at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (Germany). He has also worked as senior advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Sverdrup is a regular contributor to Dagens Næringsliv and to the Arctic Security Roundtable organized jointly by the Munich Security Conference, the Wilson Centre and NUPI.
He earned his Master’s degree at the University of Bergen and a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Oslo.