You’re Invited to Tvergastein’s Launch Night: ‘The Opening of the Arctic’

Tvergastein Journal in collaboration with Green UiO are happy to announce some basic Information about our Launch Night for the up and coming edition: ‘The Opening of the Arctic’

Where: At Litteraturhuset on the 3rd floor (2nd floor if you’re American or British) in the  Nedjma room.

When: Monday 3rd December starting at 18:00 and finishing around 20:00 (people who would like to stay longer can join us downstairs in the bar area afterwards)

Full Program Details

18:00 Opening talk: Karen O’Brien

18:15 Arctic Photo presentation: Lena Gross

18:30 Arctic Panel Debate – Siri Meling (The Conservative Party) and Arild Moe (Fridtjof Nansens institute)

19:30 Concert: Morten Myklebust (

20:00 End of the program

Refreshment will be served and alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the bar on the 1st floor.

We hope you can make it!


Tvergastein’s Second Edition – Coming Soon!

We are pleased to announce Tvergastein’s heavily anticipated second edition will be out early December! We will have copies situated around the campuses of Oslo Blindern and Ås University, and of course the online edition will be available around the same time.

In this edition we focus on ‘The Opening of the Arctic’ with a diverse range of articles addressing many questions that are seldom talked about in the mainstream media. Such as, what will the future of political cooperation in the Arctic look like?  How should fisheries be regulated in the region? How are bird populations coping with the changing environment? And of course; should we allow the extraction of fossil fuels in newly opened areas of the Arctic?

In addition, we have published statements written exclusively for Tvergastein by the former Minster of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre (replaced by Espen Eide in September of this year), as well as by Statoil’s Vice President and head of the company’s Arctic unit, Runi M. Hansen. Thus, we hope giving our readers a clear insight in to Norwegian political and business views, and involvement in the far North.

Moreover, we have Statements from the ICC (Inuit Circumpolar Council), Norwegian Green Party (Miljøpartiet), and not forgetting a great interview with Norway’s most famous polar explorer Børge Ousland.

Information about the launch night for this edition can be found on the ‘Announcements’ page – we hope you can make it!