EDDA – Research Center at the University of Iceland is an interdisciplinary center in critical contemporary research, with emphasis on (in)equality and difference; societal and political ruptures politics; the welfare state; and security and development. 

Democratic Constitutional Design Summer School

A group of 23 students from Iceland, Russia, Canada, Argentina and the UK took part in a week-long summer school organized by EDDA in cooperation with Democratic Constitutional Design and the Escapes from Modernity project. The group discussed democratic theory, both...

Book Publication: Welfare and the Great Recession

Welfare and the Great Recession: A Comparative Study has been published by Oxford University Press. The book is edited by EDDA researcher Stefán Ólafsson along with Mary Daly, Olli Kangas, and Joakim Palme. The edited volume focuses on the consequences of the European...

First ReNEW Summer School

ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) is a research hub established in 2018 to enhance cooperation to develop new and path-breaking excellence in research about the Nordic region. One of ReNEW‘s activities during the five-year duration of the project is to...


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Featured events




10-Year Anniversary Seminar in Nairobi

This week on December 16-18, the GEST Programme celebrates its 10-year anniversary at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Nairobi in collaboration with the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) and the Kenya National...