Conversations on Europe: The Scandinavian Model

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As part of the Year of Creating Europe, previous sessions have focused on different attempts to create unity through diversity across Europe. In this session, the focus is on Scandinavia. Our panel of experts discuss how this region created social cohesion and costs and benefits that come with it. In its efforts to make a nation that is diverse but coalesces, how has Scandinavia been able to create trust in it's institutions?


  • Grete Brochmann, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Frank Martela, Aalto University, Finland
  • Christian Albrekt Larsen, Professor, Department for Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Guy Peters, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Jae-Jae Spoon, Professor of Polical Science, and Director of the European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


► This event is free but you need to RSVP at and register here


  • If you are an FIU student, you must check that you are a Non-Pitt Undergraduate or a Non-Pitt Graduate Students (as relevant) under the affiliation.
  • If you are an FIU faculty member, please check Non-Pitt Faculty under the affiliation.

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This event is organized and hosted by the European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsored by Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University ● Jean Monnet Center at the University of Florida ● UCIS - European Union Center at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ● This event is part of the #JMintheUS event series, an initiative of Jean Monnet Centers in the U.S.