The Fourth Nordic Challenges Conference: Reconsidering the Nordic Models in an Age of Polarization

  • All Day on Friday, November 5, 2021

The Fourth Nordic Challenges Conference will be held November 6th-7th, 2020 at Boston University. The conference gathers scholars from the humanities and the social sciences. The conference is a response to the articulated need for new research on the Nordic region and its global relations and to promote debate on current challenges facing the Nordic societies. It will include two special plenary panels: “Reconsidering the Nordic Model” (Torben Iversen, Kathleen Thelen, Jenny Andersson, and Chris Howell) and “The Nordic Model in a Global Context” (Mark Blyth, Jette Steen Knudsen, and Herman Mark Schwartz).

The Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University, a strategic partner of ReNEW, serve as host for the 2020 conference. Other strategic partners are the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University (, SCANCOR at Harvard University (, as well as the European University Institute ( and Sciences Po ( The conference is sponsored by ReNEW and the Nordic Council of Ministers (

For more information, please visit the conference website at

Center for Life Sciences and Engineering, 610 Commonwealth Avenue

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