The Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, in cooperation with the Centre for Small State Studies and the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies (both run under the auspices of the Institute) has organised several open seminars and conferences this autumn. These include:
26.08.2013, Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change in the Arctic and Beyon. Speaker: Patricia Cochran, the Executive Director of the Alaska Native Science Commission.
4.09.2013, Elections in Norway. An open seminar focusing on the elections in Norway on September 9.
6.09.2013, Why Income Inequality puts Democracy – and the Global Climate – at risk. Speaker: Robert Wade, Professor of political economy and development at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
10.09.2013, NO! The Ousting of Pinochet. An open seminar and film screening focusing on the ousting of Pinochet.
13.09.2013, The Globalization of Migration: The Case of Southern Countries. Speaker: Catherine de Wenden, a specialist on international migration.
18.09.2013, What Beijing Wants: The Next Phases of Chinese Foreign Policy. Speaker: Marc Lanteigne, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington.
19,09,2013, NATO now and in the Future: Operations, Missions, and Challenges. Speaker: General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, the Senior Military Officer of the Alliance.
4.10.2013, Re-territorializing the “Westnordic Arctic”: Perspectives of Crypto-colonialism and Mobility (conference). Keynote speaker: Michael Herzfeld, Professor, Harvard University. A number of domestic and foreign academics also participated in the conference.
22.10.2013, An Independent Scotland? (conference). Keynote speaker: Angus Robertson, MP, the Scottish National Party.
25.10.2013, Arctic Challenges in the West Nordic Region. Speakers: Margrét Cela, Kristinn Schram, Katla Kjartansdóttir, Sumarliði Ísleifsson, and others.