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