On November 17, the Atlantic Council hosted a part-day conference on Arctic security. The event began with a word of welcome by Board Director Sherri Goodman, and an introduction by Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen of Norway, who stressed the importance of Arctic issues not only to Norway, but to the world.
The 2011 Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum (BSEEF) took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 17-18 November, 2011 at the Swissôtel, featuring Turkish Prime Minister H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and many high-level international leaders hailing from thirty-five countries.