Video On Demand

Launch of the Lillan and Robert D. Stuart Jr. Center for Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies

May 13, 2016 • 4:00 – 5:45 pm EDT

Featuring the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg

Keynote remarks by:
H.E. Erna Solberg
Prime Minister of Norway

Moderated by:
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

Reception Immediately Following Event

It is with great pleasure that CSIS announces the creation of an endowed center of research excellence, the Stuart Center for Euro-Atlantic and Northern European Studies. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will officially open this new center which honors the life and achievements of the late Robert D. Stuart Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to Norway, and his wife Lillan. Generously funded by the Stuart Family Foundation, the Stuart Center is dedicated to greater understanding of Northern Europe’s political, security, economic, and energy developments with a strong focus on the regional implications of a rapidly changing Arctic; revitalizing NATO’s collective defense and security cooperation role in Northern Europe; and strengthening the Euro-Atlantic partnership as a whole. Prime Minister Solberg visits Washington as part of the U.S.-Nordic Leaders Summit which recognizes the increasing importance of Northern Europe and the Nordic region to U.S. strategic interests. As the United States fundamentally questions its future role in the world and more specifically the value of NATO, Prime Minister Solberg’s timely remarks will assess the future of the transatlantic relationship and the foreign and security policy priorities of Norway as Europe and the United States confront a range of challenges including a revisionist Russia, conflict in the Middle East, growing tensions in Asia, and a global refugee and migration crisis.

Following the event, please join us for a cocktail reception in celebration of the opening of the Stuart Center at CSIS.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership

Heather A. Conley