Monthly Archives: June 2016

Icelandic Presidential Election, 2016

Iceland elected its sixth president on Saturday. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Associate Professor of History at the University of Iceland, won the election with 39,1% of the vote. Pre- and post-election discussions about the election: 25.6.2016, Stöð 2 - Kosningavakt 2016 … Continue reading

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University of Iceland student interviewed

Birgitta Rós Nikulásdóttir, chairperson of Politica, was interviewed on Morgunútvarpið at around 25 minutes in. The subject was youth turnout and political engagement.

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Interviews on Brexit

An alumni from the University of Iceland's Political Science department talked about Brexit on Morgunútvarpið. Pétur Gunnarsson (now studying for an MA in European Studies at LSE) at around one hour in. Also, discussion on the subject on the radio shows Harmageddon and Reykjavík Síðdegis, … Continue reading

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Political implications of Iceland's Euro 2016 Success

Iceland defeated Austria yesterday, setting Iceland up for a match in the knock-out stages with England on June 27. Speculations in an interview on RÚV as to what the implications might be for the Icelandic presidential election on June 25. … Continue reading

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First Annual Conference of the Icelandic Political Science Association

The first annual conference of the Icelandic Political Science Association started with an interesting lecture by Eiríkur Bergmann on rightwing populism in the Nordic countries. New research paper 'A theory of shelter: Iceland’s American Period (1941-2006)' (co-authored with Sverrir Steinsson … Continue reading

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The first annual conference of the Icelandic Political Science Association

Sverrir Steinsson and I will present “A theory of shelter: Iceland’s American Period (1941-2006)” tomorrow (16 June, starting at 10:00) at the first annual conference of the Icelandic Political Science Association. My colleagues Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir and Page Wilson will also present … Continue reading

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The Economist on the Icelandic path for the UK

Great article in the Economist on alternative paths for the UK in the event of BREXIT. Explanation of what the Icelandic/Norwegian alternative entails for the UK: "EEA countries suffer a double democratic deficit, part arising from the EU’s own failings, the rest … Continue reading

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The Icelandic presidential election in the Faroese media

The Faroese show interest in the Icelandic presidential election. Interview about the state of the race by Dimmalætting:

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Thoughts on the Orlando shooting

Thoughts on the Orlando shooting in a radio interview on Rás 2 and during the evening news on RÚV. The shooting was a terrorist attack and hate crime against the LGBT community. The shooting will affect the narratives of the … Continue reading

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