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Dr. Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Scholar, Fulbright Arctic Initiative; Professor of International Affairs, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland

    Full Biography

    Dr. Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir is Professor of International Affairs at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Iceland. Her research mainly focuses on Icelandic society and politics, reproductive rights, Iceland’s foreign and security policy and feminist international relations. She holds degrees in BA, MA and PhD degrees international relations from Lewis & Clark College, the University of Southern California, and University College Cork, as well as post-graduate certificates in methodology of social sciences and university teaching from the University of Iceland. She is engaged in numerous research projects on feminist foreign policy, peace studies, resilience, and societal security. She is the vice chair of the board of the Icelandic Red Cross, and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland. She is also a member of the Icelandic chapter of the Nordic Women Mediator Network.