This talk will give an introduction to the current (geo-)political situation in the Arctic, providing a rough overview of the main interests of the Arctic states with a focus on Norway and Russia as well as other players such as the European Union, actual and potential tensions and conflicts, as well as the structures of cooperation and the potential for future collaboration.

About the Speaker:

Dr Tobias Etzold is a Political Scientist and Lecturer in the European Studies Master and Bachelor Programmes at NTNU. He teaches MA and BA courses such as The Political Economy in European Integration History and Differentiated Integration.Before joining the NTNU faculty, Tobias worked as a research associate and head of the project Research Centre Norden, at the thinktank German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - SWP) in Berlin. In this project he focussed in research and political consulting on EU and foreign policies of the Nordic countries in the light of wider European and international developments, Nordic-German relations, regional policies and regional cooperation (Nordic, Baltic Sea and the Arctic), Nordic security policies as well as domestic political developments including right-wing populism and Euroscepticism in the Nordic countries. At SWP, he became a leading expert in the German academic arena on aforementioned issues.

You can read his full bio here:

The Anglican Academy

Join us for monthly, cross disciplinary talks by local members of the Anglican church on topics from both the sciences and humanities.

As always our lecture includes coffee and an informal Q&A session after the talk. Welcome back for our Spring lecture series!


is situated in Waisenhuset - the red wooden buling opposite the West front of the cathedral

All welcome!