Conference & Panel debate at the House of Literature

Read papers and responses from the Never Again July 22? Conference, September 17 2015


  • Registration


  • Åsne Seierstad read from “One of Us. The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway”
  • Short presentation: Jørgen Watne Frydnes [General Manager Utøya]: “The Clearing” – the memorial at Utøya - Read paper (.pdf)
  • Prof James E. Young [Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst, USA]: Utøya and Norway’s July 22nd Memorial Process: The Memory of Terror 
    • Respondent: Jon Reitan [The Falstad Centre, Trondheim]
  • Tor Einar Fagerland [History, NTNU]: The Creation of the 22 July Centre in the Government quarter.
    • Respondent: Guri Hjeltnes [Director, Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo]


  • Coffee and snacks



  • Lunch



  • Coffee and snacks


  • Short address by Rev. Dr & Canon Trond BakkevigThe rise of extremist ideologies: what is at stake for religion and church?
  • Short address by Jonas Gahr Støre [Political Leader, The Labour Party]: The rise of extremist ideologies: what is at stake for democracy and society?
  • Panel debate: What is at stake for democracy and society with the rise of extremist ideologies? How do we give ultranationalist and extremist ideologies resistance? What are the democratic work task post- July 22? How important is memorial work in this wider context?
    ParticipantsJonas Gahr Støre [Leader of the Labour Party], Trond Bakkevig [Rev. Dr & Canon], Eskil Pedersen [former Political Leader of AUF] Linda Noor [Minotenk], Henrik Syse [PRIO], Inga Bostad [Director, Norwegian Center for Human Rights],Bernt Hagtvet [University of Oslo].



Published Oct. 28, 2015 6:04 PM - Last modified Sep. 26, 2017 1:35 PM