Past events at the Institute of International Affairs (IIA) of University of Iceland – Autumn 2015


The Institute of International Affairs (IIA) at the University of Iceland has organized a number of open seminars on various topics this fall semester. The seminars include:

The West and Russia: New Cold War? New Détente? Managing Rivalry?
18 November 2015

This seminar was held by Andrew Cottey, Senior Lecturer, Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration and Head of Department in the Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland.

Helsinki 40 plus: The OSCE and Small States
13 November 2015

Open OSCE “Helsinki 40 plus” seminar organised by the OSCE Communication and Media Relations Department in collaboration with the University of Iceland’s Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for Small State Studies

A New Era in Cuba?
9 November 2015

This seminar was held by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Cuban writer, journalist, blogger, editor, photographer and social activist who fled Cuba in 2013 after having been subjected to political oppression in his country of origin.

United Nations and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
28 October 2015

This seminar was held by Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and Denmark’s former Minister for Development Cooperation.

The Science of Disaster Management
19 October 2015

This seminar was held by Robin Grimes, the Chief Scientific Adviser of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland