Human Rights and Justice in Times of Climate Change

The Institute of International Affairs and The Human Rights Institute at the University of Iceland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs invite you to an open seminar on climate change and human rights in celebration of the Human Rights Day, Friday, December 10, in Veröld - the house of Vigdis between 12.00 -13:30.


About Us

The role of the Institute of International Affairs (IIA) is to provide education, promote research, and carry out service projects in the field of international relations.


Research Centres

The Centre for Small State Studes, the Centre for Arctic Studies and Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre are all run under the auspices of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland.


Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre

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Centre for Small State Studies

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Centre for Arctic Studies

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The IIA aspires to serve both academic and professional needs and stimulate a general discussion on subjects relating to international affairs. To this end, the Institute plans and carries out a variety of different projects, conducts research on various subjects and hosts conferences, seminars, and lectures concerning international affairs. It offers various services to both the private and public sector.


Baltic and Nordic Responses to the 2020 Post-Election Crisis in Belarus

Report on Baltic and Nordic Responses to the 2020 Post-Election Crisis in Belarus. This policy brief assesses the reactions of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden in light of the Belarus post-election crisis. The reaction of liberal democracies to popular uprisings in authoritarian countries of today echoes …

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Superficial, shallow and reactive: How a small state news media covers politics

This article illustrates how the crisis of the news media is impacting political coverage in Iceland. Perceptions of routine political coverage in the Icelandic media have not been studied before, and this article fills this research gap and situates the Icelandic case within the wider news media crisis literature.

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Er friðurinn úti?

An article written about The Imagine Forum and the peace days in Reykjavík 2020 that will take place in October, as in recent years, but this time they will take place entirely online, under the heading "Er friðurinn úti?"

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