Nordic Foreign and Security Policies: Birds of a Feather Flying Apart?

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 20172:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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DESCRIPTION: The Nordic countries are often viewed as a group of small states successfully pursuing an international agenda in accordance with the fundamental values of their welfare states. Over the past three decades Nordic foreign and security policies have evolved considerably providing new opportunities for cooperation but also disclosing significant differences in worldviews and strategic choices. This lecture unpacks the state of Nordic foreign and security policies today and discusses current challenges and opportunities.

Anders Wivel teaches international relations at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His main research interests are foreign and security policies of small European states, the intersection of European integration and security, and the realist tradition in international relations theory. His last book, co-edited with Peter Nedergaard, is The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics, Routledge, 2017.


Anders Wivel, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. He is a member of the Department of Political Science research group on International Relations, Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) and Cente for European Politics (CEP). Professor Wivel cooperates on a regular basis with Centre for Military Studies (CMS). His research focuses on foreign policy, in particular the foreign and security policies of small European states; european integration and security, in particular the exercise of power politics and the role of small states in the EU as well as International Relations theory, in particular the realist tradition..

Francisco Beltran, moderator, Lecturer, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

SPONSOR: Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

SPONSOR: Royal Danish Embassy in Ottawa


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