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27.11.2023: Small Sta­tes and Grand Stra­t­egy

Foreign Policy Lab Lecture Series 2023 with Anders Wivel, University of Copenhagen.

HS 3, University of Innsbruck, SoWi building, ground floor, Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck (A) (how to reach us)

Monday, November 27th, 2023

6:30-8:00 pm CET

The lecture will be held in English.


What are the opportunities and limitations of small state grand strategy? This lecture identifies the characteristics of small state grand strategy and discusses the similarities and differences between the grand strategies of small states and great powers. The lecture unpacks the nature of traditional defensive small state grand strategies hiding and shelter-seeking as well as more recent offensive, influence-seeking small state grand strategies under the heading of smart state strategy and discusses the conditions for small state success and influence in international relations.

Prof. Anders Wivel

Portrait Anders Wivel

Anders Wivel, PhD, is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. He has published widely on foreign policy, small states in international relations, and power politics. His most recent book is Polarity in International Relations: Past, Present, Future (Palgrave, 2022, co-edited with Nina Græger, Bertel Heurlin and Ole Wæver). 

Moderation: Assoz. Prof. Dr Franz Eder, Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck.

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The event will take place on site (no livestream).
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