Watch the Seminar ‘Does Iceland Need Shelter’ Live Here

Today, Tuesday 23 October, the Institute of International Affairs is hosting an open seminar from 12-14 at the Nordic House, coined ‘Does Iceland need shelter?‘. It is hosted in relation to dr. Baldur Þórhallson’s new and exciting book, Small States and Shelter Theory: Iceland’s External Affairs.

The seminar will be live streamed for those of you who cannot join us at the Nordic House.

You can watch the live stream by clicking this link.


The program is as follows:

The importance of shelter for small states. Iceland’s participation in the European project: Shelter or trap?
Baldur Þórhallsson, Professor of Political Science, University of Iceland

Do the Nordic states and Nordic cooperation provide Iceland with shelter?
Þorsteinn Kristinsson, PhD student, University of Lund, Sweden

Iceland’s relations with the United States: Shelter or risk?
Sverrir Steinsson, researcher and lecturer at the University of Iceland

Panel discussions:
Do the Nordic states provide Iceland with shelter?
Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Minister for Education and Culture

Does the United States provide Iceland with shelter?
Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Alþingi.

Does participation in the European project, particularly Schengen, provide Iceland with shelter?
Georg Kr. Lárusson, Director General of the Icelandic Coast Guard

Closing Address:
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, will give the closing remarks and discuss the position of Iceland in the international system

ChairPia Hansson, Director of the Centre for Small State Studies and the Institute of International Affairs


Further details about the seminar can be found here.