NorSec 2023

YATA Norway is pleased to announce our 18th annual Nordic Security Conference!

The conference will be held from March 17th-19th 2023 in Oslo.

This year, the topic is «One year since the invasion of Ukraine – How has this affected Nordic Security?».

For many years, NorSec has been a platform for learning, discussion and new experiences between students, cadets and young professionals. We strongly encourage everyone with a genuine interest in security and foreign policy issues to attend. The conference will be held physically in Oslo, however there will be updates available on our social media.The application deadline for NorSec 2023 is now closed. We thank all participants for their applications, and congratulate those who have secured a spot. You should have received the conformation in your email.

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About the speakers

General Eirik Kristoffersen

General Eirik Kristoffersen assumed duties as Norwegian Chief of Defence on August 17th, 2020. As Chief of Defence, general Kristoffersen holds full command over the Norwegian Armed Forces and is the principal military advisor to the Norwegian Government. Read more…

Stian Jenssen

Mr. Stian Jenssen is the Director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General. He started working at the Permanent Norwegian Delegation to NATO more than a decade ago before being headhunted to the Private Office by then Secretary General Fogh Rasmussen. Read more…

Commodore Oliver Berdal

Commodore Oliver Berdal is the commander of the Norwegian Coast Guard. Prior to this, Berdal was the commander of the Norwegian Submarine Service. Read more…

Selin Yilmaz

Selin Yılmaz is an alumnus of Yeditepe University in Istanbul and the University of Amsterdam. She is a lawyer and legal consultant and partners with a law firm. Selin Yilmaz is the president of Youth Atlantic Treaty Association International. Read more…

Kate Hansen Bundt

Kate Hansen Bundt is Secretary General of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee. She is a political scientist and foreign policy analyst with particular interest in German, European and transatlantic security and strategy. Hansen Bundt is a board member of NOREF (Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution) and the deputy chairman of the council at Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) in Oslo. Read more..

Sofie Høgestøl

Sofie Høgestøl is an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Oslo. Read more..