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The Importance of Open Dialogue

Jonas Gahr Store Keynotes

In his presentations, Jonas Gahr Store, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaks to the...

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Jonas Gahr Store Discusses the Need for More Open Communication

— February 11, 2012 — Keynote Trends
Jonas Gahr Store is the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs and represent the Norwegian Labour Party. Store is a strong supporter of a multi-cultural Norwegian population and has coined the term “the new We.”

IStore confronts the lack of communication between State and non-state actors. He suggests that the government lacks the ability to address modern conflicts as they are. He probes the issues, asking the difficult question, “Should we talk to those who attack our societies, challenge our most deeply held values, and violate rights we consider fundamental?”

 Store makes an effective argument that the key to dealing with conflicts between states is open dialogue and more communication.

Store argues that political dialogue must be opened completely to better solve issues and tensions.
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