ISLAND LECTURE SERIES | MARCH 2021
Learning from Financial Crisis: Towards Sustainable Island Futures for Iceland and Newfoundland and Labrador
Professor Mark Stoddart and Dr. Ásthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 · 1:00pm – 2:00pm ADT (UTC-3)
As cold-water islands, Newfoundland and Iceland are often compared. This presentation by Prof. Mark Stoddart and Dr. Ásthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir compares the financial crises that both islands have experienced: Iceland in 2008–2009, and Newfoundland currently. What have these experiences had in common and what lessons can they teach us?
The presentation was followed by a discussion lead by Dr. Jim Randall (UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, UPEI) and a Q&A with the audience.
The research presented during this virtual event is being conducted as part of the Sustainable Island Futures project, which is funded by SSHRC and coordinated by the Institute of Island Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability at the University of Prince Edward Island. To learn more about the Sustainable Island Futures research project, go to projects.upei.ca/unescochair/sustainable-island-futures.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Prof. Mark C.J. Stoddart is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University and works primarily in the areas of environmental sociology, social movements, and communications and culture. Learn more
Dr. Asthildur Elva Bernharðsdóttir is an independent research scholar at Reykjavík Akademían and sessional lecturer in crisis management at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland.
Dr. Jim Randall is a faculty member at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and current UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability. Learn more