Nordic Horizons event co-hosted by Europa Institute, Edinburgh University
Venue David Hume Tower - Lecture Theatre A March 4th 6-8pm
Norway is a member of NATO, Finland is not. Does that single fact produce radically different thinking about peace and security in the two Nordic nations? Or does more unite these neighbours who are both members of the Arctic Council and other alliances, both reject nuclear weapons in their waters and share outlooks on neutrality and the importance of non-military peaceful activity. Both countries were shaped by the trauma of occupation and military defeat during World War 2 – what is the right size and purpose for their forces today? Defence policy in an independent Scotland was a controversial and divisive issue during 2012. Can the defence strategies of these Nordic nations usefully inform Scottish and UK debate? How does the international relations community regard the possibility of an independent Scotland?
Venue Capacity 300 – 160 seats gone. So assume you have a seat unless the world goes bonkers! Check on the Nordic Horizons website for the latest information.