Beinta i Jákupstovu: Latest Developments in Faroese Foreign Affairs

A talk by Beinta í Jákupsstovu, introduced and moderated by Alyson JK Bailes, Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland.AT THE NORDIC HOUSE

Thursday, 12 November

1200-1330 (refreshments served from 1130)

Beinta í Jákupsstovu is employed half time as an associated professor
at the University of the Faroe Islands, while working at Molde
University College in Norway. She finished her studies at the
University in Bergen in 2003, where she gained a DSc from the Institute
of Administration and Organizational Science. She teaches now in the
field of social science covering subjects such as political theory,
comparative and international politics and globalization.

Beinta will talk about recent developments in the way that the Faroe
Islands – which have far-reaching autonomy within the Kingdom of
Denmark – handle their foreign relations, including internal working
arrangements. Among other things a commission is working in the Faroes
to study options for possible changes in relations with the EU. The
Faroes are a close and friendly neighbour of Iceland and the issues
they face will also shed light on the general issue of ‘small states’
in the European system.

The meeting will be conducted in English, is free of charge, and open to all.