Small States and Great Powers

Balancing, Affecting Change, and Navigating Dangers. Small State Perspectives in the Arctic and Asia


Time: Saturday, 27 November 2021, 14:00–16:00

Place: UiT Campus Alta, Auditorium 1042, Follumsvei 39, 9510 Alta

On November 27th, the Nansen Professorship at the University of Akureyri and UiT the Arctic University of Norway invite you to a symposium on the role of small states in a changing global order.




14:00 Stein Tønnesson, Introduction

14:05 Gunnar Rekvig, Nansen Professor, the University of Akureyri

Trust in the Nordic Arctic?

14:15 Mariia Kobzeva, Postdoc, UiT the Arctic University of Norway

Regime Change in the Arctic and the Role of China

14:25 Kenji Isezaki, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan

Which Side Are You On?  United States’ Unconditional Exit from Afghanistan and Its Effect on Global and Regional Polarity

14:35 Stein Tønnesson, Research Professor, PRIO

Myanmar’s China Dilemma and China’s Dilemmas in Myanmar

14:45 Tone Bleie, Professor, UiT the Arctic University of Norway

Nepal’s Strategic Geography in the Context of Great Power Rivalry

14:55 Desmond Molloy, Adjunct Professor, Pannasastra University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Small State Leverage in the Presence of Power

15 minutes break.

15:20 Discussion and Q&A

16:00 Symposium ends

Når: 27. november 2021 kl. 14.00–16.00
Hvor: Auditorium 1042 campus Alta
Studiested: Digitalt
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne
Kontakt: Gunnar Rekvig
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