Pratap Soreide

- Normal is over

The theme for the annual Global Outlook, which kickstarted Arendalsuka, hit the nerve with a packed Arendal Kulturhus.

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Business as unusual

We ask fasilitator at this years Global Outlook, Anita Pratap, how business can lead to a more sustainable world. 


- We must stand together

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, presented her perspectives on the important geo-political trends of our times when she spoke at the Global Outlook conference at Arendalsuka Monday. But first, we had a little chat about what she is going to do with Trump´s trade war. 

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Speakers Global Outlook 2019

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Before becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide was Minister of Defence in Norway.

She is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway. In 2005, she was elected as a Member of the Storting for Oslo.

Mats Berdal

Professor of Security and Development at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and is a leading scholar in the field of security studies. He served previously as Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and on the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Norwegian Government to examine Norway’s military, humanitarian and development contributions to allied operations in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014. Berdal is a graduate of LSE and Oxford University and is a member of the Academia Europaea. 

Robert Muggah

Robert is a political economist focused on security and development in urban spaces. Co-Founder, Igarapé Institute, a think and do tank devoted to using new technologies to tackle global challenges. 

Maria Moræus Hanssen

Maria Moraeus Hanssen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Deputy CEO of the leading European independent gas and oil company Wintershall Dea. From January 2018 until closing of the merger with Wintershall in May 2019, Maria Moraeus Hanssen was the CEO of DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG. 

Sigve Brekke

President & CEO of Telenor Group. Came from the position as EVP and Head of Region Asia. Has been instrumental in building Telenor’s footprint in the region. From being part of setting the initial direction in 1999, he has been a key driver and shaper of making Telenor a leading force in key Asian markets.

Helge Aasen

Helge Aasen has been the Chief Executive Officer of Elkem since 2009. Helge Aasen has worked both at plants and in corporate functions internationally and in Norway. He has held the posts as Division Director in Elkem Carbon AS (2000-2007), after which he was appointed CEO of Elkem Solar AS.

Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. 

She was CNN’s South Asia Bureau Chief; worked for Time Magazine and leading Indian media. She is a speaker at global conferences organized by the UN, Governments, conglomerates, universities and think tanks on war, terrorism, media, politics, inequality, diversity, women, environment and democracy.