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Professor Valur

Associate Fellow

Valur Ingimundarson is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Iceland and Chair of the Board of the EDDA – Center of Excellence. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in New York. His research focus is on geopolitics and security; Arctic politics and governance; Iceland’s foreign, defence and security policies; the politics of justice and memory in Europe; U.S.-European political relations during and after the Cold War; and post-conflict politics in the former Yugoslavia. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Centre for International Studies (CIS), London School of Economics, the Paris-based École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and the Shanghai Institues of International Studies (SIIS).

His works include: Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protests, and Reconstruction [ed. et al.] (New York and London: Routledge, 2016); Managing a contested region: The Arctic Council and the politics of Arctic governance,” The Polar Journal, (2014); “The Mikson Case: War Crimes Memory, Estonian Identity Reconstructions, and Transnational Politics of Justice,” in Annette Vowinckel et al. (eds.), Cold War Cultures (New York: Berghahn, 2012); The Rebellious Ally: Iceland, the United States, and the Politics of Empire, 1945–2006 (Dordrecht and St. Louis: Republic of Letters, 2011).

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