2016

Trump and Republican presidents. What type of politician is Trump? Lecture at a seminar organized by the Icelandic Institute of International Affairs and the Icelandic Political Science Association and held at the University of Iceland, 7 December 2016.

Iceland‘s Shelter from Settlement to 2006. Lecture at the Icelandic Social Science Conference at the University of Iceland, 28 October 2016.

Iceland’s 2016 General Election in Shadow of the Panama Papers. Lecture for French officials, journalists and ambassadors at the Icelandic Embassy in Paris, 19 October 2016.

A summit among many – The Reykjavík Summit 30-year anniversary. Lecture at the conference “The Reykjavík Summit 30-year anniversary”, Reykjavík, Iceland, 8 October 2016.

Are the Pirates about to take over?  The 2016 General Election in Iceland.  Lecture at Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs for officials at the EFTA Headquarters in Brussels, 21 September 2016.

Iceland’s External Shelter from the Settlement to the 21st century: A challenge to the traditional historical narrative of Iceland’s foreign relations. Lecture at the NUPI conference “Small states and Europe in an Age of Global Shifts”, Oslo, Norway, 8 September 2016.

Iceland: Dominant Party in Thrall to its Past Discourse. Lecture at the UACES Conference, Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom, 5 September 2016.

Icelanders’ Celtic roots: Did Celts settle in the South of Iceland before the Nordic Settlement? Lecture and a historical walk in the farm of Ægissíða where twelve manmade caves are to be found, 13 August 2016.

Gay Liberation in Iceland: The Path from Homophobia to Tolerance. Lecture at a seminar on the history of the LGBT community in Iceland organized by Gay Pride, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2 August 2016.

LGBT History and Culture Walk. Lecture at the LGBT History and Culture Walk, Reykjavík, Iceland, 2 August 2016

Iceland’s External Shelter from the Settlement to the 21st century: A challenge to the traditional historical narrative of Iceland’s foreign relations. Lecture for ambassadors of member states of the European Union to Iceland at the Delegation of the European Union to Iceland, Reykjavik, 16 June 2016.

A theory of shelter: Iceland’s American Period (1940-2006). With Sverrir Steinsson. The first annual conference of the Icelandic Political Science Association, Reykjavík, University of Iceland, 16 June 2016.

The importance for small states to seek shelter. Comments in a panel “Integration in Small States” at the conference “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small States”, organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London, and hosted by Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London, May 19-20, 2016.

Iceland’s failure to set up a financial centre. Comments in a panel “Small States as Financial Centres” at the conference “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small States”, organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London, and hosted by Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London, May 19-20, 2016.

Small State Alliance “Shelter”: The Complexities of Small State Alliance Behavior. Lecture held at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, May 13, 2016

How Do Little Frogs Fly? Small States in the International System Presentation at the conference “Small states: advancing international status through smart governance” organized by the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, and the Center for Small State Studies, University of Iceland. Held in Tallinn at Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, 15 April 2016.

Samskipti smáríkja við volduga nágranna: Samanburður á stöðu Norðurlandanna, Eystrasaltslandanna og Skotlands (The Relations of Small States with Large Neighbours: The Baltic, Nordic and Scottish Experience). Presentation at a lecture series on political science and comparative politics organized by the Faculty of Political Science and the Institute of Public Administration and Politics at the University of Iceland, 12 February 2016.