Norway and Singapore are open societies that rely on collective arrangements for trade and security. We believe that nations large and small will be safer and more prosperous within a predictable world order.
How do recent political developments in Europe, the US and China challenge this position and world-view – and what can countries like Singapore and Norway do in response?
Why do students and young people matter in all of this?
HE Tormod C. Endresen
Ambassador for Norway
HE Tormod C. Endresen is Norway’s ambassador in Singapore. A career diplomat, he has served at Norway’s Mission to the United Nations in New York and in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including in the Foreign Minister’s Secretariat and as Deputy Director General for Human Rights. Prior to his arrival in Singapore in 2012 Mr Endresen was Consul General in Guangzhou, China. A lawyer by training, Mr Endresen has been practicing business law at Wiersholm law firm in Oslo from 2001 to 2003, and holds a Master’s degree of Law from the University of Oslo.... Read More
One of the great joys of being here at SMU is that each Semester we get a golden opportunity to meet and engage with individuals who represent their different nations in our beloved Republic. I refer to our very special CONVERSATIONS WITH AMBASSADORS. These *Conversations* help us get to know different countries better- their people, economies, customs, traditions, history, politics. We also, frequently, get the *inside-story* of important events when the Ambassadors/High Commissioners field questions! These are sessions not to be missed.
And, remember, we do provide Lunch to all who register for the CONVERSATIONS. Come and see these wonderful men and women in a completely different light.