During the lecture, Dr. Thorhallsson introduced the genesis of small state concept, its scientific novelty in the study of IR. Thereafter, Dr. Thorhallsson presented his latest edited book – “Small States and Shelter Theory: Iceland's External Affairs” – its main theoretical innovations and practical applications.
The lecture was followed by a Q&A session between the students and the professor during which issues, such as the theoretical articulations of the concept, the domestic vulnerability of small states, various aspects of their foreign policy.
The discussion unfolded around the possibility of applying the Shelter theory for the study of Armenia’s foreign policy.
Echoing Dr. Thorhallsson’s interest, the students and the alumni of “Regional Politics” MA programme presented the results and the work-in-progress of their research projects on the concept of small states.
Valuing the achievements of the programme, Dr. Thorhallsson expressed his interest to deepen the level of cooperation and learn more about the results of completed research projects.
The staff and the students of the programme are deeply grateful to Dr. Thorhallsson for the exceptional opportunity.