Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sightseeing in Greenland

On my day off here in Greenland I went on a boat-trip in the waters surrounding Nuuk. The spring may not have arrived yet, but the place is nevertheless amazingly picturesque in the sunny weather.

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Aðför að fullveldi eða efnahagslegt skjól? – MA-thesis by Þórunn Elva Bjarkadóttir

Here is an interview with Þórunn Elva Bjarkadóttir who wrote an interesting Masters-thesis under my supervision on the media discourse from 2007-2009 concerning Iceland’s relations with the EU and how that changed with different economic circumstances in the country. In … Continue reading

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Teaching in Nuuk: Small vs. Large States in the EU

Here is a simple illustration of the difference between small and large states is the EU 🙂

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Teaching in Nuuk

Students at the University of Greenland discuss the capabilities of Greenland to survive in the international system, without having assistance from Denmark. Where would it seek shelter?

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Interview with the Icelandic newspaper DV

Here is a short interview I gave to the Icelandic newspaper DV on the prospect of having two parties opposed to the EU accession process in the forthcoming government, and what effects that may have on the accession talks.

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Teaching in Nuuk

I just arrived in Nuuk where I will teach university students in Greenland about small states and their place in international relations. This is a beautiful place and I’ve been here for a few days and have experienced the best … Continue reading

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Sociology conference at Bifröst University

Me and my research assistant, Þorsteinn Kristinsson, went to the Sociology conference at Bifröst University to present our upcoming paper on ‘Iceland’s External Affairs from 1400 to the Reformation: Anglo-German Economic and Societal Shelter in a Danish Political Vacuum’. This … Continue reading

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Scotland as an Independent Small State: Where would it seek shelter?

I just got back from an exciting trip to St. Andrews in Scotland, where Alyson Bailes and I held a lecture on the possibilities facing Scotland should it decide to become an independent state in the upcoming 2014 referendum (more … Continue reading

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Iceland and the EU: Speech given at the Association of Craft and Technology Industries

Here is a copy of a speech I gave at the Association of Craft and Technology Industries on why some Icelanders want to join the EU and why the present outgoing government is engaged in the accession process.

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