11th October: The upcoming American Senate elections and the rise of the Tea Party movement

The lecture is held by Michael T. Corgan between 12:15-13:15 at Háskólatorgi room 102. The lecture is in English and open to all.

Michael T. Corgan, Associate Chair of International Relations, Associate Professor of International Relations (BS, U.S Naval Academy, MPA, University of Washington, PhD, Boston University, will address the coming American Senate elections and the rise of the Tea Party movement.

Michael T. Corgan has served as Chairman of the Department of Naval Science and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History. He specializes in American government institutions, international security studies, and Icelandic government and politics. He has participated in extensive government service in political and military planning (especially NATO). He also is a regularly appearing media analyst on security and political affairs for many Icelandic and Boston media outlets. In his naval career, he was a Surface Warfare Officer with two combat tours, an instructor at the US Naval Academy, the Dean of Academics for the Vietnamese Naval Academy of Nha Trang, a Professor of Strategy and of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, Political Advisor to the Commander of the Iceland Defense Air Force, and head of the NROTC Unit at Boston University.

Corgan’s most recent book is Iceland and Its Alliances: Security for a Small State (2002). He taught at the University of Iceland in 2001 on a Fulbright fellowship and is a Founding Partner of the Center for Small State Studies at that University. His writings on Nordic security have also been published in Swedish and Icelandic.

If you have any questions, please contact Pia, Director of IIA/CSSS, by phone, 525-5262, or by email: ams@hi.is