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Team Member

Dr. Lukas K. Danner


Dr. Lukas K. Danner is Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar at the Centre for Arctic Studies, Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland). He is also Research Associate at the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (Miami, FL, USA) and Honorary Research Fellow at the East Asia Security Centre, Bond University (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia).

Lukas holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and M.A. in International Studies from Florida International University, as well as an M.A. in Sinology, American Cultural History, and International Law from the University of Munich. He is the author of China’s Grand Strategy (2018) and co-editor of New Challenges and Opportunities in European-Asian Relations (2021; with Bibek Chand). He works on matters within security studies, environmental politics, small states, foreign policy, and geopolitics of Europe, Asia, and the Arctic.

His research project on Iceland’s Second Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2019-2021) examines the West Nordic small state’s leadership exerted as chair ranging from agenda-setting, over assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arctic, to implementation of its four chairmanship priorities. In addition, Lukas currently teaches a graduate course on International Political Economy for the Faculty of Political Science at University of Iceland, and regularly facilitates a range of undergraduate courses for the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University, including International Relations of Scandinavia and the Arctic. His research can be found at

Reading List: Iceland and the High North, by Lukas K. Danner, Pia Hansson, and Guðbjörg Ríkey Th. Hauksdóttir, June 2021