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.

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Lilliputian Encounters with Gulliver: Sino-Icelandic Relations from 1995 to 2021

Report by Baldur Thorhallsson, Professor of Political Science, and Snæfríður Grímsdóttir, Adjunct in Chinese Studies, on Sino-Icelandic Relations from 1995-2021

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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.

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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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Projects

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.

Publications

International Law and Small States

This course is designed to introduce postgraduate students to the study of small states and international law.

Project: TCDA

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Börn á íslenskum átakasvæðum

Steinunn Jakobsdóttir, media representative at UNICEF Iceland writes and article in relation to Peace Days in Reykjavík

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Re-Calibrating New Zealand’s Congressional Outreach Strategy in the Days of Trump

Alan Tidwell - Georgetown University

Presented at the conference: ‘Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future’ at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3-4 June 2017

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A Small State Seeking Shelter: Iceland’s Search For Shelter

Baldur Thorhallsson - University of Iceland

Presented at the conference: ‘Small States and the Changing Global Order: New Zealand Faces the Future’ at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3-4 June 2017

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Reykjavík Peace Days: The War at Home

In this podcast we discuss gender-based violence, its root causes and consequences. Who are the perpetrators and how can we create an open dialogue with them? Do we find peace in Icelandic homes?

This episode was produced in collaboration with UN Women in Iceland.

The podcast is in Icelandic and …

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Getur Ísland orðið leiðandi í mannréttindamálum?

Baldur Þórhallsson, Professor in Political Science at the University of Iceland

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