Global Outlook: Discussed global issues in Arendal

Global Outlook 2023, aimed at the global warming, inequality, Chinas aggression and the war in Ukraine, during the "Arendalsuka" Monday. And how important it is to still support new businesses despite the attacks on the country. 


Recording of Global Outlook 2022

Did you miss out on the 2022 event? The title of Global Outlook 2022 was "The 2020’s: A transformative decade". 

The new decade is bringing large-scale and rapid changes as the world transitions to renewable energy and applies new digital technology. Competition between great powers has intensified and a major war is being fought on the European continent. Global Outlook will assess central changes across a range of sectors and explore key implications for business, politics and society. 


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Recording of Global Outlook 2021

Did you miss out on the 2021 event - Global Outlook 2021 – Recovery?  

The overarching theme of Global Outlook 2021 was  ‘Recovery?’ and it assessed the key trends for the coming decade as the world attempts to re-ignite the economy, rebuild political ties and tackle the climate and nature crisis.



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Speakers Global Outlook 2023

Anniken Huitfeldt

Anniken Huitfeldt, member of the labour party, was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs on 14 October 2021. 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for Norwegian foreign policy, the promotion of Norway’s interests internationally and the foreign service, which includes more than 100 embassies, permanent missions and delegations, and consulates general.


Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Sandrine Dixson-Decleve is Co-President of the Club of Rome and divides her time between leading the Club of Rome, advising, lecturing, and facilitating difficult conversations.She currently Chairs the European Commission, Expert Group on Economic and Societal Impact of Research & Innovation (ESIR) and sits on the European Commissions Mission on Climate Change & Adaptation.

C. Raja Mohan

Prof. C. Raja Mohan is a Senior Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute in New Delhi. Professor Mohan is one of India’s leading commentators on India’s foreign policy.

Maryna Saprykina

Maryna Saprykina, Chairwoman for CSR Ukraine, a non-profit organization in Ukraine. She's a certified expert in sustainability. 

Vidar Helgesen

Vidar Helgesen is Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.  A lawyer, diplomat, politician (H) and  a former minister. 

Georg E. Riekeles

Georg E. Riekeles is Associate Director at the Brussels-based think tank European Policy Centre (EPC). Prior to joining the EPC, he spent eleven years in the European Commission, the last five as diplomatic adviser with responsibilities for strategy in the EU-UK Brexit negotiations. He has also worked on trade, digital and single market polices, as well as security and defence issues, in the Commission’s in-house think tank and policy planning unit and as adviser to the Commission Vice-President for Internal market. He also has EU policy experience from the French Ministry of Foreign affairs and other government departments.

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. 

Sofie Høgestøl

Sofie Høgestøl, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, USA expert and a Deputy Memeber of Parliament.