Change and Competition in the Arctic: A Norwegian Perspective
Håvard Sandvik
Wendesday, May 15, 2019
12:00-1:30pm
Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW

The High North has long served as Norway’s primary foreign policy focus. Until recently only a handful of countries with territorial interests in the High North have viewed themselves as Arctic powers. As sea lanes are opening and new sources of minerals, gas and oil are discovered, the dynamics of the region is changing. With several great powers developing their own priorities for the High North, how has that impacted Norway’s role in this previously tranquil part of the world? Join us for an insider perspective with Håvard Sandvik, senior foreign and defense adviser for the Liberal Party, one of four parties in Norway’s coalition government.

Håvard Sandvik is a senior foreign policy and defense adviser with the Norwegian Liberal Party. Currently in Washington D.C. on an Ambassador Stuart Fellowship, he is splitting his time between George Washington University and the U.S. House of Representatives. Educated at the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Stellenbosch (South Africa), he previously spent five years in Brussels working on EU public policy. In 2017 Sandvik was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship to travel the United States.

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