Arctic GeopoliticsSemester Course

Arctic Geopolitics, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Studies, International Relations, Political Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The end of the Cold War has had a profound impact on the Arctic by opening up new opportunities to Arctic states and societies for cooperation in security, economic, social, and human development areas. At the same time, global warming has posed formidable challenges to both Arctic and global actors. This course offers an introduction to a broad array of environmental, security, political, economic, and social issues that make the present day Arctic a focus of global interest.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Legal Studies


Alexander Hviid

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. (International Security & Law, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). M.A. (Social Science, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Research interests include Arctic security and Danish-Greenlandic relations, as well as public international law, specifically international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Work experience with the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College. With DIS since 2016.