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Conference Theme

We believe that Norway responded to an atrocious incident with remarkable humanity, avoiding regression and recrimination, emphasizing its national values.

This conference is meant to explore two questions:

1. Is this belief true?

2. If so, and insofar as it is true, what lessons can be applied to the United States and our communities?

Program – Working Draft


Wednesday, October 4, 2012


2:00 PM                Report from the Exploratory Committee

Betty Kirby, Steve Gorelick, Bruce Shapiro, Trond Idas

Victor Herbert, Facilitator

5:00 PM              Reception

6:00 PM                Dinner


Thursday, October 5, 2012

8:30 AM                               Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM                               Panel One           Research Reports Following July 22, 2012

Siri Thorensen, Dr. Psycho, (invited)

Betty Kirby, Facilitator

10:30 AM                             Break

10:45-12:15                         Panel Two           Victims in Two Sites

Laila Gustavsen Member of Norwegian Parliament (invited and speaking as a                                                     private citizen.)

Steve Gorelick, Facilitator

12:15-1:00 PM                   Lunch

1:00-3:00 PM                      Virtual Tour of Utoya

Kjetil Stormark, Author: When Terror Hit Norway.

                                                Bruce Shapiro, Facilitator

3:00-5:00 PM                      Other Mass Shootings

Presenter: TBD

5:00 PM                                Reception

6:00                                        Dinner


Friday, Oct. 5 2012

8:30 AM                               Continental Breakfast

9:00-11:00 AM                   Report from Lancaster and Norway by Dart Journalists

Joseph Hight (invited), Mandy Fauble (invited)Trond Idas, Kjetil Stormark

Bruce Shapiro, Facilitator

11:00-12:00                         Synthesis and Recommendations for the Future

Frank Ochberg, MD, Facilitator

12:00                                     Lunch and Adjournment