Nordic Response to Geopolitical Changes

November 2 from 12-13 at the Nordic House.
Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs and the Nordic Region in Focus.

Nordic Response to Geopolitical Changes

Nordic countries are facing a new and more challenging geopolitical context. What tools do the foreign ministries of the Nordic countries have available to them in this new geopolitical sphere? How are their relations with the great power and international institutions and how important is Nordic cooperation? These are some of the questions raised in a new comparative research study on the five Nordic states’ foreign policy responses to current international developments. The research was conducted by institutes of international affairs in all the Nordic countries and led by the Norwegian institute, NUPI.

The results of the study will be published in Internasjonal Politikk in the coming days and at this seminar the findings from Iceland, Norway and Finland will be presented specifically.

The seminar is in English and is open to all.

The program is as follows:


Rich, Reliable, Strategically Located: Exploring Norway’s International Power Repertoire

Kristin Haugevik, Senior Researcher, NUPI

Finnish Foreign Policy in the Backwash of Global Turmoil

Katja Creutz, Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, FIIA

Iceland: A Small State Finding its Niche

Pia Hansson, Director of the Institute of International Affairs, IIA, and Auður Birna Stefánsdóttir, Project Manager at IIA.


Moderator: Charly Salonius-Pasternak, Senior Research Fellow at FIIA.