Icelandic Independence 100 years: The Foreign Policy of a Very Small State

Fullveldi IslandsIn 2018, Iceland celebrates 100 years as a sovereign state following the signing of a Union Treaty, effectively freeing Iceland from Denmark. We mark this event with a discussion of how small states seek shelter from multilateral organizations and bilateral relationships with stronger states. 

The discussion launches the book Small States and Shelter Theory: Iceland’s External Affairs, London: Routledge, edited by Professor Baldur Thorhallsson from the University of Iceland. 

Professor Thorhallsson will discuss the foreign policies of small states and the argument of his new book with Professor Anders Wivel from the University of Copenhagen. 

The discussion will be introduced by the Icelandic Ambassador to Denmark, Benedikt Jónsson, and followed by a reception sponsored by the Embassy of Iceland in Copenhagen. 

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 from 15:30–17:30. 

The Department of Political Science, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, room 4.2.26. 

The event is held and registration is no longer possible.