Monthly Archives: June 2013

Verður Skotland sjálfstætt ríki? Var Ísland í skjóli Englendinga og Þjóðverja á 15. og 16.öld?

Tveir fyrirlestrar á morgun í tilefni af útgáfu fræðigreina í tímaritinu Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla, kl 16.30, miðvikudag 26. Júní, Odda 101 HÍ. Ég mun fjalla um grein okkar Alyson Bailes og Rachel Johnstone um Skotland, 'Scotland as an Independent Small State: … Continue reading

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The Independence party's EU policy affected by funds from the fisheries sector

This is a very interesting BA-thesis that Hörður Unnsteinsson, a student of mine, wrote this spring. Hörður analysed the Independence party's opposition to the EU and came to the conclusion that the funds that the party and its members receive … Continue reading

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Let's prioritise! Iceland needs to prioritise when it comes to foreign affairs

An article that appeared in Fréttablaðið, 24 June, on the foreign policy of the newly elected Icelandic government

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Banned gay-pride marches!

Here is an interview in the Icelandic National Radio where Svandís Anna Sigurðardóttir and I discuss our recent trip to Belgrade and the conference we attended there on gay rights in current and future EU accession countries.

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Travel Journal from Belgrade

A short travel journal from Belgrade - NATO airstrikes, radical nationalism, christian fundamentalism and banned gay-pride marches are amongst what this Balkan city has endured in recent years.

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Iceland's new allies! China, India and Russia?

A short article that appeared in Fréttablaðið, 18 June, with some thoughts on Iceland's foreign policy from the viewpoint of small state studies.

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From Oppression to Rainbow Revolution - Speech

Here is a copy of the speech from Belgrade. 'From Oppression to Rainbow Revolution: Queer cultural and legislative victories in Iceland'

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From Oppression to Rainbow Revolution

Here is a video of a speech held at a conference in Serbia on the development of the human-rights struggle of the gay community in Iceland; 'From Oppression to Rainbow Revolution: Queer Culture and Legislative Victories in Iceland'.

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Conference in Serbia

Just arrived in Belgrade, Serbia, to attend a conference on the human rights of gay people in current and anticipated EU accession countries. We are going to compare the good position of the gay community in Iceland with its poor … Continue reading

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Protesting in front of the Russian embassy

Kisses, hugs and demonstrations outside the Russian embassy in Reykjavik alongside friends, family, colleagues and yawning members of parliament 🙂 Protesting the new legislation passed by the Russian parliament on 11 June that bans 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations'. As … Continue reading

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