Time: June 22, FR 14:00 – 15:30
Location: University Cinema
Lead: Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, former President of Iceland
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was President of Iceland from 1996 to 2016. Dr. Grímsson became the first Professor of Political Science at the University of Iceland in 1973. He was first elected to the Althingi (parliament) in 1978 and served until 1995, when he ran for President of Iceland.
Dr. Grímsson has served many global causes. As the president of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (1984–90), he travelled widely to persuade political leaders of major countries to strengthen the cause of world peace, for which he received the Indira Gandhi Peace Award.
Since the end of his presidency, Ólafur has served as the Chairman of the Arctic Circle, a non-profit organization.
Chair: Dr. Eythor Ivar Jonsson, Conference Chair EURAM 2018