June 16 – 18, 2000
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Plenary Titles

    • Session 1 – Looking Back, Looking Forward
    • Session 2 – Global Challenges as Driving Factors in Forming International Norms and Institutions? Setting Agendas
    • Session 3 – Global Governance, Global Markets
    • Session 4 – The Complexities of State and Transnational Interaction in Issues of Human Security
About the Meeting

This year’s meeting will examine “The Erosion of Traditional Paradigms: Transnationalism versus Sovereignty in the New Millennium”. The turn of the millennium offers an appropriate moment to take a step back and analyse where we have been and where we want to go in order to meet the challenges that lay ahead. What has been the evolution of thought regarding international cooperation over the past one hundred years? Are the tools that we have forged adequate for the tasks ahead? International norms and institutions are going through a period of transformation as globalization, telecommunications, and the information age reshape our environment. This is the time for an engaging, interdisciplinary dialogue on the role of governance and the balance between the State and the transnationalism.


Hans Corell 125

John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture – Thorbjørn Jaglund
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs – Conflict Prevention and the Role of the United Nations