Ambassador Aas meets with Secretary Baker. 
Photo: Ragnhild Hvoslef.Ambassador Aas meets with Secretary Baker. Photo: Ragnhild Hvoslef
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 4/15/2014 //

Due to the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Børge Brende, had to cancel his trip to Houston and Mexico this week to return to Norway. Norway’s Ambassador to the U.S., Kåre Aas, held a press meeting at Baker Institute Monday morning, where he commented on the current situation in Ukraine as well as Norway’s role as a stable energy supplier to Europe. The...

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The Norwegian Panel. 
Photo: MFA/Elise Ivara Dahl.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/28/2014 //

Spanning over 4 days in Houston, the State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit 2014 (SGM Summit) covered a broad range of topics related to the restoring and conserving of the Gulf of Mexico. While Monday and Tuesday was dedicated to the restoration of the Gulf, discussing amongst other topics like how business’ and NGOs can participate in this work, Wednesday morning the organizers brought in...

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/31/2014 //

Opening just in time for the Offshore Northern Seas Conference (ONS), the biennial oil exhibition in Stavanger, the route will be an important step connecting the two major energy cities even closer together.

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Highasakite performing at Cedar Street. 
Photo: Ragnhild Hvoslef.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/24/2014 //

Organized annually since 1987, SXSW Music is now the largest music festival of its kind. This year, SXSW Music had a small - but significant - Norwegian presence. Over 20 Norwegian bands were lined up for the festival, many achieving great appraisal for their performance.

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/24/2014 //

Norwegian singer and bass-guitarist Maya Vik attended South by Southwest (SXSW) for the first time last week and played three official shows during the festival. She sees the American market as being very attractive, especially for her genre of music.

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Karin Sveen together with the Consul general Jostein Mykletun and Professor Liv Duesund . 
Photo: Ragnhild Hvoslef.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/25/2014 //

Peder Sather was born on a farm in Sør-Odal, Norway in 1810 and immigrated to New York in 1832. Today you can see the monumental Sather Gate at UC Berkley, as just one of the places on campus that bears Peder Sather’s name. The so far largely unknown story of a man who went from being a humble farmer in Norway to one of California’s richest men, has finally been put in writing.

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Panel discussion on International Technology Perspectives. 
Photo: Joshua Whitman.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/11/2014 //

On March 7, Rice University and Mississippi State University co-hosted a Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery in Jackson, Mississippi. Consul General Mykletun participated in a panel discussion addressing the hydrocarbon convergence technology transformation from an international perspective.

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Photo: Erik Berg.
Norway and the United States //

The Norwegian National Ballet perform the USA debut of Cygne in Houston April 18th and 19th as part of the Dance Salad Festival

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The Consul General and Mr. Hasle have cooperated on the Norwegian Finance Day for several years.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 3/3/2014 //

With distinguished speakers, engaged attendants and a significant number of the consular corps present, The 4th Norwegian Finance Day was successfully carried out on Tuesday February 25, 2014

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Norwegian and American representatives met for a Buffet Dinner at the Consul General's Residence. 
Photo: Moya Berli.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 2/28/2014 //

Since 2007 there has been a strong and continually expanding collaboration on the field of Cancer Research between four Norwegian and Texan institutions.

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The Consul General Dr. Jostein Mykeltun and Mrs Sonia Mykletun together with Gard Hauge and other exhibitors from Impact weather and StormGeo at ATC. . 
Photo: Elise Ivara Dahl, MFA .
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 2/18/2014 //

This year’s Arctic Technology Conference was held on February 10th-12th in Houston. The Consul General Dr. Jostein Mykletun gave a luncheon speech where he among other things outlined Norway’s High North Policy and talked about the increasing number of different actors in the Arctic. The main theme for the speech was "The Arctic: opening of a new ocean".

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Dr. Pamela Cummings, Dr. Anna Louise Bruner and Honorary Consul of Liberia, Teta Banks from the UNA together with Consul General Mykletun.
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 2/20/2014 //

On Tuesday February 11th Consul General Jostein Mykletun welcomed The United Nations Association Houston Chapter at Norway House. With the title “Do not ask what the UN can do for you, but what your country can do for the UN” Dr. Mykletun addressed the relationship between Norway and the UN since its inception in 1945

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Norway and the United States // Last updated: 2/10/2014 //

The Ibsen Scholarships were initiated in 2007 by the Norwegian government and handed out for the first time in 2008. The Scholarships are named after the playwright Henrik Ibsen, one of the most celebrated Norwegian artists of all times.

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The After Dinner Speaker dr. Mykletun. 
Photo: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University .
Norway and the United States // Last updated: 1/28/2014 //

Consul General Dr. Jostein Mykletun had the honor of giving the after-dinner speech at the first Industry-Rice Earth Science Symposia (IRESS) held last week at Rice University. The Symposium, organized over two days, is the first of its kind of what will be an annual event at Rice University. Seeking to strengthen co-operation between academia and the energy industry, the IRESS presented a vari...

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