Fields of activities:
|» History |
» Cultural studies
» Ethnic studies
|» Gender and sexuality studies |
» Political science
Brief description of your activity focus
European history, Icelandic foreign/security policy, Arctic, post-conflict studies, U.S-European relations, transitional justice/memory politics
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Iceland.
An expert on Icelandic foreign and security policy, with emphasis on Europe; U.S.-European relations
during the Cold War and beyond; European post-conflict reconstruction in the Balkans; the Arctic.
Chair, Institute for History, University of Iceland.
Scholarly writings on: Icelandic foreign and security policy; Icelandic-European relations; Arctic
geopolitics and natural resources; Icelandic Arctic policy; U.S.-Icelandic political, cultural and military
relations 1945 to the present; U.S.-German Cold War relations; U.S.-European relations; post-conflict
reconstruction and Europeanization of the Balkans (with a focus on Kosovo); transitional justice, war
crimes, and the politics of memory (Balkans/World War II).
Chair of a security commission--appointed by the Icelandic foreign ministry--on Threat Assessment for
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
|Project Type||Other (International)|
|Project Title||Geopolitics in the High North: Multiple Actors (2008-)|
|Coordinator||Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies|
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Associate Fellow at RUSI (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London) since
Visiting Professor and research partnership with lÉcole des hautes études en
sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris on contemporary politics, democracy, and constitution-making
Chair, EDDA – Center of Excellence in Critical Contemporary Research at the
University of Iceland
Group leader, Nordic and North/Central European Network of Cold War
Researchers (NORCENCOWAR) (European research cooperation on the Cold War
with participants from universities and academic institutions throughout Europe)
Participant in the project Geopolitics in the High North: Multiple Actors
(Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, et. al.; Norwegian-sponsored project
with European and U.S. partner institutions [2008–].