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Seminars on Nordic states' foreign policies

What are the options of the Nordic states in current geopolitical changes in their neighborhood? - An exciting week behind us - with an explicit focus on the Nordic states' foreign policies - at NUPI in Oslo, Hanaholmen - kulturcentrum … Continue reading

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NUPI seminar: Sheltering, security and small states

Seminar at NUPI on Sheltering, Security and the Nordic States with Juha Jokela, Nina Græger and Kristin Haugevik. Small and middle powers like the Nordics depend on the economic, political, and societal shelter provided by larger states and international organizations to survive … Continue reading

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Sovereignty and shelter

Iceland - a sovereign state for 100 years. An article in one of the main newspapers in Iceland, Morgunblaðið.

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Recording from the Book Launch: Small States and Shelter Theory

A recording from our Book Launch which we held at the University of Iceland. The aim of the seminar was to answer the question: Which states and international organizations have provided Iceland with political, economic and societal shelter in the past … Continue reading

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The book everyone has been waiting for

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New book in the autumn

This book is coming out in the autumn. It is about Shelter Theory, a new theory in small state studies, and Iceland’s External Affairs, from the British and American occupation in the Second World War to the present. It contains detailed … Continue reading

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New (and old) videos on the website!

New types of updates have been made to the website's pages Media and Videos/Lectures where you will now find videos from lectures and TV interviews. Here is one of the videos you will find there, it is a lecture at … Continue reading

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The importance of building a community

The Icelandic Student Services (FS) at the University of Iceland is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It has been a privilege to serve on its Board for more than a decade. Here you will find s short interview in Icelandic on … Continue reading

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Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty

Yesterday, Icelanders celebrated the Centenary of Icelandic independence and sovereignty. The occasion was a reminder of an hour long radio interview on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service's Rás1, eight years ago, on the meaning of sovereignty:  

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How does Brexit affect the Nordic countries?

A recent Policy Paper, written in collaboration with Pétur Gunnarsson, Kristin Haugevik, Anders Wivel, Juha Jokela, Catharina Sørensen and Björn Fägersten, features an analysis on how Brexit affects the Nordic countries and how they are preparing for it. Three general findings … Continue reading

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