Through meetings, seminars and conferences, we bring together people from the worlds of politics and academia, as well as other opinion-formers.
One of our main functions is to provide a nonpartisan forum for informed debates on foreign policy and international politics. Panel discussions, interviews and lectures bring a general audience together with academic experts, government officials, diplomats, journalists and students to discuss the major global questions of our time. Research seminars are offered throughout the spring in conjunction with the fellowship program. Most of the seminars are open to the general public.
The Norwegian Nobel Institute has offered Norwegian high school teachers and lecturers in-depth training on current international affairs since 1947.
The three-day seminar is held during the spring, with discussion sessions between each lecture. The presenters are leading experts within their respective academic fields, but the seminars do not require in-depth subject knowledge from the participants.