Open seminar December 1: Elections in Greenland

Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Arctic Policy Studies
at the University of Iceland in cooperation with Norden in Focus

At the Nordic House December 1 from 16:00 to 17:00

Elections in Greenland: What does the future hold?

Elections will take place in Greenland on November 28. At this open seminar the political landscape in Greenland will be explored and the election results analysed. Furthermore we ask what the outcome can mean for Greenland’s development and its relations with the outer world.

 

Greenland at a crossroads: Analysing the political landscape
The elections marked the climax of a prolonged campaign and now the struggle concerning the formation of a functioning government takes over. Which issues dominated the campaign and what will the new government have on its agenda? How will the election results impact the society in the near future?

Inga Dóra Markussen is the secretary general at the West Nordic Council and the former editor in chief of the newspaper AG in Greenland.

 

Greenland: What’s next after Friday’s elections?
After less than two years in office, the Hammond government had to resign, creating further uncertainties for investors in a context where the regulatory framework set by the previous government to invest in the raw materials sector had already been changed by the outgoing government. Uranium has been a major topic recently as well as other possibilities to develop the Greenlandic economy, such as tourism. Following some years of confidence crisis, Greenland is experiencing a healthy debate on Greenland’s future, where new voices are emerging, especially from the younger generation.

Damien Degeorges is a Reykjavík-based international consultant and the author of a doctoral thesis focusing on the role of Greenland in the Arctic.

Moderator: Kristinn Schram, Director of the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the University of Iceland.

The seminar will take place in English and is open to all.

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