The European Union and the Arctic: The Case of an Arctic Member State

Dr. Lassi Heininen, University Lecturer and Adjunct Professor,
University of Lapland, on the Arctic, the EU and Finland.

Thursday, November 18 from 12:25 to 13:15
in room 301, Árnagarður, University of Iceland

Lassi Heininen will discuss the emerging EU Arctic Policy, the role of Arctic EU member states (such as Finland) in shaping and implementing the EU policies toward the Arctic Region, and if Arctic member states are able to further their interest in the Arctic with the support of the EU.

Dr. Lassi Heininen

Dr. Heininen has published around 55 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed and other scientific journals and edited volumes, around 85 scientific articles in Finnish peer-reviewed and other scientific journals and conference proceedings and 13 scientific monographs. In addition to his position at the University of Lapland he is also Adjunct Professor at the Frost Center for Canadian Studies, Trent University, Canada; Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland; and Visiting Professor at University of Akureyri, Iceland. His research fields include International Relations, Geopolitics, Security Studies, Environmental Politics, Political History, European Studies, Russian Studies and Northern / Arctic Studies. He is currently the chair of the steering committee of the Northern Research Forum.

The lecture is hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland, the Northern Research Forum Secretariat (NRF) in Akureyri and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It is held in English and is open to all.