Valur Ingimundarson

Presentations

2016

“Maritime Preparedness, Risk Factors, and International Collaborationˮ(The 5th MARPART Conference on Safety and Security in the High North, Bodø and Tromsø, Norway, October 2016).

“The Reagan-Gorbachev Summit: Evoking a Cold War Past in the Present”  (International Conference, “The Legacy of the Reykjavík Summit: An Inspiration for Arms Control and Reducing Tensions Today?” sponsored by the International Peace Institute and the Icelandic Foreign Ministry, Reykjavik, Hoefdi House, Reykjavik, October 2016).

“Contested Crisis Narratives: “The Politics of Memory, Justice, and Reconstruction in Icelandˮ  (International Conference, “The Collapse of Memory – Memory of Collapse Remembering the Past, Re-Constructing the Future in Periods of Crisis,ˮ sponsored by the Baltic Borderlands Project, the University of Lund, Sweden, September 2016)

“Arctic Security and Territorial Politicsˮ (“The VI International Conference of the Arctic Council Member States, Observer Countries of the Arctic Council and International Scientific Community,” Russia/Bering Straits, August/September 2016)

“From Historical Fascism to Populist Ultra-Nationalism: The Influence of the Radical Right in Contemporary Europe” (The 16th International Scientific Likhachov Conference“, St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Petersburg, May 2015)

“Contested Pasts, Transitional Justice, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction” (The Reykjavik Human Rights Roundatable, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and the EDDA – Center of Excellence, April 2016)

“The Specter of Arctic Geopolitics and the Practice of Governance” (Glendon’s 21st Annual International Studies Symposium“, York University, Toronto, March 2016)

“The Role of Sea-based Risks in Icelandic Security Policies” (International Conference, “Maritime Emergency Management and Transnational Cooperation in the High North,” MARPART Project, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, February 2016)

“The Arctic Governance System: The Dynamics of Intergovernmental Bargaining and Institutional Integration” (International Conference, the West Nordic Council, Grindavik, Iceland, January 2016)

“The Interaction between Politics and the Law: The Icelandic Financial Collapse from the Perspective of Transitional Justice” (Symposium, The Icelandic Lawyers Association,Reykjavik,

January 2016).

 

2015

“Danish-Norwegian Cooperation” (Lysebu, Copenhagen Hanaholmen, Cultural Centre for Sweden and Finland, International Institute of the University of Iceland, and the Nordic House Reykjavik October, 2015)

“Returning to a “New Normal”: Norwegian Military Thinking and the Return to Geopolitics” (Seminar “United Effort: Strategic and Military Challenges in Northern Europe,” Reykjavík, Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, September 2015)

“Capturing the Past in the Present: Arctic Geopolitical Narratives and Ideologies” (3rd China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, “Arctic Synergies: Policies, History and Best Practices,” Shanghai, May 2015)

“Legitimizing Secession and New States: Geopolitical Interests and Legal Norms” (The 15th International Scientific Likhachov Conference“, St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Petersburg, May 2015)

 

2014

“A Return to Geopolitics? Mapping out Iceland’s Place in the Arctic”.  Presented at the Polar Research of China (PRIC), December 2014.

“Geopolitical Uncertainties and Domestic Insecurities: Icelandic Foreign and Security Policies in the 21st Century”. Presented at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), November 2014.

“Iceland and Arctic Governance”. Presented at the China-Canada Arctic Forum, Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS), November 2014.

“Arctic Geopolitical and Regional Interests”. Presented at the international conference Arctic Circle, Breakout Session,  Reykjavik, Arctic Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional Dynamics in a Global World, November 2014.

“Recasting Sovereign Rationalities: Gendered Visions, Human Security, and Arctic Geopolitics”. Presented at the international conference Gender Equality in the Arctic, Stefanson Arctic Institute, Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Centre for Gender Equality, Akureyri, November 2014.

“The Great War in European History and Memory”. Presented at the international symposium Remembering the First World War: Historical Interpretations and Contemporary Meanings, 1914–2014, Institute of History at the University of Iceland in cooperation with the British and German Embassies in Iceland, October 2014.

“Contested Sovereignty and New States: Political Divorce Proceedings in the 21st Century”.  Presented at the international symposium New Emerging Small States in Europe? The Case of Catalonia, the Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland, October 2014.

“Icelandic Crisis Management: Responding to Arctic Contingencies”.  Presented at the international conference Challenges in Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Arctic, Northern Arctic Federal University (NarFU), Arkhangelsk, September 2014.

“Framing the National Interest: The Use of the Arctic in Icelandic Foreign and Domestic Policies”.  Presented at the international conference,  North meets East: Second China–Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) and the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC), University of Akureyri, Akureyri, June 2014.

“Narrating a ‘New Frontierʼ: Arctic Identities and Icelandic Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.” Presented at the international conference A Place in the World: Iceland in the Imperial System and the Construction of a North Atlantic Region, International Research Network “Denmark and the New North Atlantic”  EDDA – Center of Excellence, International Institute of the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, May 2014.

“The Globalization of the Arctic and the Ideologies of the Return”. Presented at the 14th International Scientific Likhachov Conference organized by the University of St. Petersburg, May 2014.

“Þverpólitísk sátt um þjóðaröryggi?” [A Cross-Political Consensus on Icelandic National Security?]. Presented at the symposium Proposal for a New Icelandic National Security Policy, Nexus and Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, May 2014.

“Managing a contested region: The Arctic Council and the politics of Arctic governance”. Presented at the Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics, London, February 2014.

“China and the Arctic: The Role of Iceland”. Presented at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, January 2014.

“From the U.S. Departure to Arctic Geopolitics: Interpreting Icelandic Foreign and Security Policies”. Presented at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, January 2014.

 

2013

“The Role of Iceland in Nordic Security and Defense Cooperation”. Presented at the international conference Nordic Foreign and Security Policy organized by the Danish Institute for International Affairs (DIIS), November 2013.

“The Arctic Council as a Half-Way House: The Tension between Regionalism and Intergovernmentalism in Arctic Governance”. Presented at the China–Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium organized by the Polar Research Institute of China in cooperation with the Icelandic Research Centre, June 2013.

“Cultures of Impunity and Accountability: International Responses to Mass Atrocities”. Presented at the 13th International Scientific Likhachov Conference organized by the University of St. Petersburg, May 2013.

“Iceland and the Arctic: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”. Presented at the international conference Geopolitics in the High North, 1721–2050 organized by the University of Greenland [Ilisumatusarfik]), Nuuk, April 2013.

“Intervention, UN Protectorate, and Regime Change: Revisiting the Kosovo Case”. Presented at the international conference Human Rights Protection & International Law: The Dilemma of Restraining and Promoting International Interventions organized by the Icelandic Ministry of the Interior, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and EDDA – Center of Excellence, Reykjavik, April 2013.

“The Politics of Representation in the Arctic Council: Mediating Internal Interests and External Desires”. Presented at the international conference, Arctic Frontiers: Geopolitics and Marine Production in a Changing Arctic organized by the University of Tromsø, January 2013.

 

2012

“Pólitísk viðmiðaskipti, umbreytingaskeið og íslensk samtímasaga” [Political Paradigm Changes, the Politics of Transition, and Icelandic Contemporary History]. Presented at the Fourth Icelandic Historical Congress. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, June 2012.

“Creating a Usable Past and Future: The Politics of Justice and Memory in Iceland”. Presented at the international conference In/Equalities, Democracy and the Politics of Transition organized by EDDA – Center of Excellence, Centre d’études sociologiques et politiques Raymond Aron (CESPRA) and L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), University of Iceland, Reykjavik, May 2012.

“Transnational Narratives and Economic Crisis: The Politics of Justice in Iceland”. Presented at the L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) [School of Advanced Studies in the Social Science], Paris, March 2012.

“Icelandic Foreign and Security Policy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”. Presented at the Sciences Po, Poitiers, March 2012.

“Iceland and the Arctic: The Politics of Territoriality” at the international conference Energy Security and Geopolitics of the Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century. Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, January 2012.

 

2011

Commentator/Discussant at the international conference Sovereignty Beyond Territory? Conceptualizing Arctic Space from the 18th Century until Today, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, December 2011.

“Icelandic Arctic Policies”.  Presented at a seminar with members of the Foreign Relations Committee of the European Parliament, Iceland, September, 2011.

“The Construction and Breakdown of a Cold War Narrative: The Mikson Case, Anti-Communism and the Politics of Memory”. Presented at the international conference Nordic Cold War Cultures: Ideologies, Exchanges, Representations, NORCENCOWAR, EDDA –Center of Exellence, and the Historical Institute at the University of Iceland, September 2011.

“Neoliberalism and Economic Crisis”. Panel Chair at the conference Crisis & Renewal: Welfare States, Democracy and Equality in Hard Times, EDDA – Center of Excellence, NordWel, REASSESS, Reykjavik, June 2011.

“The Arctic: Regional and Potential and Maritime Traffic”. Chairman and Contributor, Arctic Roundtable: Opportunities, Challenges, and Governance, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London, March 2011.

“The Reluctant Ally: Iceland and the European Union”. A keynote Jean Monnet Lecture at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, March 2011.

 

2010

“Icelandic Arctic Policies”. Presented at the conference The Global Shipping Game, Naval War College, Newport, December 2010.

Panel discussant at the symposium Gender and Security: The Impact of UN Resolution 1325 on Peace Building and Conflict Management, hosted by EDDA – Center of Excellence, November 2010.

Panel discussant at the conference Nordic Societies and European Integration hosted by the University of Iceland Institute of International Affairs. November 2010.

“The Geopolitics of Arctic Natural Resources”. Presentation for the Foreign Relations of the European Parliament, Brussels, September, 2010.

“Ísland og norðurslóðir: Goðsagnir, ímyndir og stórveldahagsmunir” [Iceland and the Arctic: Myths, Images and Geopolitics]. Presented at Reykjavikurakademían, Apríl 2010.

Panel discussant at the conference The High North: Challenges and Opportunities. London, February 2010.

 

2009

“Crisis Politics, Reconstruction, and Memory: Research Narratives and Agendas”. Presented at the EDDA – Center of Excellence Kick-Off conference, The Global Crisis: Transnational Reconfigurations, and Local Context. University of Iceland, November 2009.

“A Crisis of Affluence: The Politics of a Societal Breakdown in Iceland”. Presented at International Politics and the Global Economic Crisis, a conference hosted by the Royal Irish Academy. Dublin, November 2009.

“Íslensk utanríkis- og öryggismálastefna” [Icelandic Foreign and Security Policy]. Presented at Bifröst University, October 2009.

“The Scramble for the Arctic and Ideologies of the Return.” Presented at Great Power Dominance and Transnational Cooperation: From Obama’s Foreign Policy to the Scramble for the Arctic, a conference hosted by the University of Iceland Institute of International Affairs. September 2009.

“Iceland and the Military Aspects of the Arctic”. Presented at conference Arctic Security – Policy and Law in an Age of Climate Change. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, September 2009.

“Between Demilitarization and Remilitarization: Iceland’s Security Dilemma”. Presented at the International Studies Association (ISA), 50th Annual Convention, New York, February 2009.

 

Publications

2016

Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction [Editor with Philippe Urfalino and Irma Erlingsdóttir] (New York and London: Routledge, 2016).

“Introduction” [with Urfalino and Erlingsdóttir], in Ingimundarson, et al. Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction, 1–18,

“The Politics of Transition, Memory and Justice: Assigning Blame for the Icelandic Crisis,” in Valur Ingimundarson et al., eds. Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction, 140–155.

“Afturhvarf til fasisma? Áhrif róttækra þjóðernisafla á evrópsk stjórnmál” [A Reversion to Fascism: The Impact of the Nationalist Radica Right on European Politics], Skírnir, 190 (2016), 107–126.

“From Historical Fascism to Populist Ultra-Nationalism,” (The 16th International Scientific Likhachov Conference, St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Petersburg, May 2015), 58–62.

“Iceland’s Martime Preparedness Capacities, Gaps and Need for Cooperation”, Valur Ingimundarson and Halla Gunnarsdóttir MARPART-Report, November 2016

 

2015

“Framing the national interest: the political uses of the Arctic in Icelandic foreign and domestic policies,” The Polar Journal, 5,1 (2015), 81–100.

“Legitimizing Secession and New States: Geopolitical Interests and Legal Norms” conference proceedings, Contemporary Global Challenges and National Interests, 15. Likhachov Scientific Conference, University of St. Petersburg (2015), 71–74.

Nordic Cold War Cultures: Ideological Promotion, Public Reception, and East-West Interactions, edited with Rósa Mangúsdóttir (Helsinki: Aleksanteri Cold War Series, University of Helsinski, 2015).

 

2014

“Managing a contested region: The Arctic Council and the politics of Arctic governance”, The Polar Journal, 4, 1, 2014.

“Geostrategic Visions of the Arctic”, Book Review of Barry Scott Zellen (editor), The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press), H-Net Reviews, H-Diplo, March 2014, https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=40301.

“The Globalization of the Arctic and the Ideologies of the Return”. Conference”, Proceedings of the 14th International Scientific Likhachov Conference, University of St. Petersburg (2014).

“The Position of Iceland in Nordic Security Cooperation,” Skírnir, 188, 2014.

 

2013

“Cultures of Impunity and Accountability: International Responses to Mass Atrocities”. Conference Proceedings of the 13th International Scientific Likhachov Conference“, the University of St. Petersburg, 2013.

“Mikson-málið sem fortíðarvandi: Stjórnmál minninga, þjóðarímyndir og hugmyndafræðileg viðmiðaskipti” [The Mikson Case and Troubled Pasts: The Politics of Memory, National Identities, and Ideological Paradigm Shifts]“, Saga LI, 1, spring 2013.

 

2012

“The Politics of Justice: The Aftermath of the Financial Collapse in Iceland”, Books and  Ideas/La Vie des Idees, www.laviedesidees.fr/, http://www.booksandideas.net/The-Politics-of-Justice.htmlParis, Collège de France, June 2012.

“Territorial nationalism and Arctic geopolitics: Iceland as an Arctic coastal state” (with  Klaus Dodds), The Polar Journal, 2,1 2012.

“The Mikson Case: War Crimes Memory, Estonian Identity Reconstructions, and Transnational Politics of Justice”, in Annette Vowinckel, Marcus M. Payk and Thomas Lindenberger (eds.), Cold War Cultures: Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies. New York: Berghahn Books, 2012.

 

2011

The Rebellious Ally: Iceland, the United States, and the Politics of Empire. Dordrecht: Republic of Letters Publishing, 2011.

“Territorial Discourses and Identity Politics: Iceland’s Role in the Arctic”, in James Kraska (ed.), Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  2011.

“Die Kartierung der Arktis: Bodenschätze. Großmachtpolitik und multilaterale Governance”  [Mapping the Arctic: Natural Resources, Great Power Politics and Multilateral Regimes],  Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 5-6, 2011.

 

2010

“Ísland og norðurslóðir. Sjálfsmyndastjórnmál, öryggismál og stórveldahagsmunir” [Iceland and the High North: Identity Politics, Security Policies, and Geostrategic Interests], Skírnir 284(2), 2010.

“A Crisis of Affluence: The Politics of an Economic Breakdown in Iceland”, Irish Studies in International Affairs 21, 2010.

The geopolitics of Arctic natural resources. Brussels: European Parliament, 2010.

 

2009

“Iceland’s Post-American Security Policy, Russian Geopolitics, and the Arctic Question,”  RUSI Journal 154(4), 2009.

 

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