Falling Oil Prices: What Norway Is Doing and Recommendations for Alaskans and Other Arctic Countries

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Norwegian Ambassador Kare Aas spoke to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on May 16, 2016. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRN

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador Kåre R. Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. Prior to his assignment as Political Director, Amb. Aas served as the Norwegian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2008 – 2010. From 2003 – 2008, Amb. Aas served as Director General, Department for Security Policy and the High North. In that capacity he had the bilateral relationships between Norway and the U.S., the Russian Federation and the Central Asian Republics in his portfolio, and chaired and/or was a member of several international groups working on nuclear disarmament and international peacekeeping operations. From 2005 – 2007 he also served as Norwegian Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) Board of Governors.

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  • Ambassador Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador Kåre R. Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. Prior to his assignment as Political Director, Amb. Aas served as the Norwegian Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 2008 – 2010. From 2003 – 2008, Amb. Aas served as Director General, Department for Security Policy and the High North. In that capacity he had the bilateral relationships between Norway and the U.S., the Russian Federation and the Central Asian Republics in his portfolio, and chaired and/or was a member of several international groups working on nuclear disarmament and international peacekeeping operations.  From 2005 – 2007 he also served as Norwegian Governor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) Board of Governors.
  • K. David Andersson,David Andersson is the founder and President of the Pacific Northwest EB-5 Regional Center. Mr. Andersson has been involved with the EB-5 US Immigrant Investor Program for over a decade. Currently, he is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Investor (EB-5) Committee, and President of the Association to Invest In the USA (IIUSA), the industry association for active EB-5 Regional Centers in the United States. David Andersson is also a practicing attorney in the State of Washington, specializing in US immigration law, particularly immigration through business and investment.

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  • Lise Falskow, President & CEO of Alaska World Affairs Council

HOSTS: Alaska World Affairs Council & Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

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RECORDED: Monday, May 16 2016 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.

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