Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. - News & Events

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Trym Brannvoll Ullerud (23) is starting to settle down in his new kitchen at the embassy. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Only 23 years old, Trym Brannvoll Ullerud has already accomplished a lot as a chef. As the new chef at the Ambassador’s residence, he is now taking on new gastronomical challenges in Washington, D.C. Read more

Students at International Summer School. . 
Photo: ISS.

Don’t miss these three opportunities to study in Oslo this summer with International Summer School (ISS)! Read more

Photo: Dan Wiedbrauk/Flickr, Creative Commons license.

Calling the humanitarian situation in Iraq “critical,” Foreign Minister Børge Brende recently announced that Norway is sending 50 tons of trauma surgical and other medical supplies to Erbil, Iraq. This will allow nearly 10,000 people to receive lifesaving treatment, according to Mr. Brende. “10 million Iraqis are affected by the humanitarian crisis. Right now there is an urgent need for medical... Read more

Norgesskolen is a community of Norwegian children living abroad, as well as a network across cultures and borders. This is a fun place to learn Norwegian! Come visit Norgesskolen in Telemark county this summer between July. 15 and August. 01. Read more

Photo: Audun Braastad/NTBscanpix.

Following is the text of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's national radio and television address, Jan. 1, 2017. Read more

The debate panel at the event. From the left: Darmon Wilson, Magnus Nordenman, Dr. Katarzyna Zysk and Dr. Kristian Åtland.  . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Security Policy in the Arctic was the main topic of this year’s Henry Bacon event. The event is held in memory of the efforts of the crew of SS. Henry Bacon during the Second World War. Read more

"Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world’s fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime. Read more

Eriksen Søreide meets the US Marine Corps Commandant, General Neller. 
Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Defense.

The Norwegian Minister of Defense visited the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, and proclaimed that “The strong transatlantic unity is more important than ever before.” Read more

The panel at the event. Lars Petter Maltby and Connie Hedegaard are on the left. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Former Danish Minister of the Environment Connie Hedegaard has recommended policies to increase green competetiveness in Norway. She was one of the speakers at an event held by the Embassy on this topic. Read more

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister are in the United States on official business this week, with a full slate of conferences and meetings for both Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

‘It is very positive that the peace agreement in Colombia has now been finally approved by the Colombian Congress. This means that it can enter into force, and that the important work to implement what the parties have agreed on can begin. It is vital that all those who want to see an end to the long conflict actively support the agreement,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Some of the crew from Statsraad Lehmkuhl.

The Statsraad Lehmkuhl sailed 1,556 nautical miles in 124 hours. No one has ever sailed a greater distance in less time, and 80 Norwegian cadets celebrate a world record. Read more

Artwork by Ellen Juell that will be in the exhibition.

She will be participating in Art Basel Miami and World Art Vision, an international exhibition. Read more

Norwegian singer Jardar Johansen will be the headliner of this year's Norwegian Christmas at Union Station. Read more

Arthur Colby with Colonel Ebbe Deraas and Major Gard Ommedal from the Norwegian Army by William Colby`s grave at Arlington Cemetery. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Former CIA Director William Colby was the leader of Operation RYPE, one of the most important sabotage operations in Norway during the Second World War. On Saturday his actions were honored in a ceremony at Arlington Cemetery with his family. Read more

“World on the Wall: Globetrotting through Vesterheim's Fine Art Collection” will be on view at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is happy with the new peace accord.

The Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC-EP announced sunday evening in Havana that they have reached a new peace accord. Read more

The lecture examines Munch’s presence in New York in the 1970s and ‘80s, while also considering the ways in which he continues to haunt canvases, prints, and screen culture. Read more

Richmond, Va. | Fri, Nov 11, 6:30–7:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater with John Ravenal, Executive Director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; former Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at VMFA | Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life, is the first exhibition to explore the unexpected connections between Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch... Read more

From the exhibition at VMFA. 
Photo: @Culturegrrl.

At a crossroads in the middle of his career, preeminent American artist Jasper Johns found his way forward in part by looking to the work of Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. This November, VMFA presents a groundbreaking exhibition that examines how Johns mined Munch’s work in the late 1970s and early 1980s as he moved away from abstract painting towards a more open expression of... Read more