Monthly Archives: November 2014

Christian Rainer Rebhan - Doctoral defense

Recently, a PhD student of mine Christian Rainer Rebhan defended his doctoral thesis, North Atlantic Euroscepticism: The rejection of EU membership in the Faroe Islands and Greenland, at the University of Iceland. Congratulations on an excellent thesis and an excellent … Continue reading

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Preparations for the doctoral defense

Here are pictures that show some behind the stage preparations for Christian Rebhan's doctoral defense.

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New Publication: European Institutions, Democratization, and Human Rights Protection in the European Periphery

This book - European Institutions, Democratization, and Human Rights Protection in the European Periphery - was published this fall by Lexington Books. Björg Thorarensen and I wrote a chapter in it called 'Iceland's Democratic Challenges and Human Rights' Implications'.

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Are Icelanders not good Europeans?

A seminar held by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs where I gave a presentation on Iceland's European policy, trying to explain why the Icelandic political elite is so reluctant to take part in the European integration. The presentation was … Continue reading

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Þjóðarspegillinn 2014

The University of Iceland's annual Conference in Social Sciences was held on 31 October. Tómas Joensen and I gave a lecture on 'Iceland's External Affairs from the Reformation to the end of the Napoleonic era'. This is the third article … Continue reading

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The Trans-Arctic Agenda 2014

The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the University of Iceland held its second annual Trans-Arctic Agenda seminar on October 28-29. The main themes were governance, cooperation and sustainability in the Arctic. The participation of top academics and government officials made … Continue reading

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