Fall Programme 2012

The Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Small State Studies

Fall Programme 2012

Monday September 17th, Lögberg 101 from 12 to 13.

Greenland’s state-building process in 2012: What’s new?

Damien Degeorges,
Associate Researcher at the University of Greenland. The seminar is held in
cooperation with NEXUS: Research Forum on Security and Defense.


Thursday September 20th, Nordic House from 12 to 13.

The Radical Right and the Politics of Xenophobia in Europe

Dr. Michael Minkenberg, Professor of Comparative Politics at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. In cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science at UI and the Nordic House.


Friday September 21st, Nordic House from 13 to 17.

Constitutions of the EU and Nordic States
– Multilevel Constitutional Order and Democratic Challenges –

In cooperation with the Human Rights Institute, Reykjavik University, EU
Information Office and the Nordic House.


Tuesday September 25th, Nordic House from 12 to 13.

Europe,
Iceland and Development Cooperation

Michael McGowan, journalist and former Member of the European Parliament for the British
Labour Party.


Friday September 28th, Oddi 201 from 12 to 13:15.

The Crisis in Syria

Joseph Maila, Director of Policy Planning at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Sigríður
Víðis Jónsdóttir
, Information Officer at UNICEF Iceland, will participate in the discussion and moderate the event.

Thursday
October 4th, Súlnasalur at Hotel Saga from 12 to 13:15.

Why We Should Elimate Nuclear Weapons

Gareth Evans, the rector of the Australian National University and former Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs. In connection with the Hiroshima Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition. Moderated by Ólafur Þ. Harðarson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland.

 

Friday October 5th, Oddi 201 from 12 to 13.

The US Presidential Elections

Michael T. Corgan, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University, USA.


Tuesday October 9th, Nordic House from 12 to 13.15.

The US Presidental Campaigns: The View from Both Sides

Bob Carpenter,
Political Consultant in the United States, and Rick Ridder, Political Consultand and President and Cofounder of RBI Strategies and Research in the US. The seminar is held in cooperation with the US Embassy in Reykjavik. Þóra Arnórsdóttir, reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, will moderate the event.

 

Tuesday
October 16th, Nordic House from 13 to 16.

Nordic Cooperation in Security and
Defence

A conference held in cooperation with NEXUS: Research Forum on Security and Defense and the Nordic House. The full programme will be posted on our website.


Friday October 19th, Oddi 201 from 12 to 13.15

*The Opening of the Europe Dialogues Seminar Series 2012-2013: Gender Mainstreaming

Joni Seager, Professor at Bentley University in the United States, and Jenny Claesson
from the consultancy firm Add Gender in Sweden.


Friday November 2nd, Oddi 201 from 12 to 13.15.

Europe Dialogues: Energy

Dr. Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Professor at Vrije Universiteit in Brussels (VUB), and Romas Svedas, consultant
on energy security for the European Union and expert on international negotiations.


Monday November 5th, Lögberg 101 from 12 to 13.

The US Presidential Elections

Dr. James A. Thurber, Professor and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, DC. The seminar is held in cooperation with the US Embassy in Reykjavik.


Friday November 16th, Oddi 201 from 12 to 13.15.

Europe Dialogues: Regional Policy

Dr.
John Bachtler
, Professor of European Policy Studies and Director of the European Policies Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde, and Kari Aalto, Director of the North Finland EU Office.


Wednesday November 21st,
LOCATION from 12 to 13.

The Wider Impact of the Euro Crisis

Dr. Andrew Cottey, Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the University College Cork in Ireland.

*Ten seminars on European integration and small states sponsored by a Jean Monnet grant and with the support of the
EU Information Centre in Iceland.