NoPSA Board


Nordic Political Science Association

NoPSA Board

NoPSA has a board of two members from each political science association of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The board elects a chairperson from amongst its members. The board also appoints a secretary. The chairperson is elected for a period of three years and may not be re-elected for the following three-year period. The election takes place at the board meeting held in connection with the NoPSA Congress. The secretary is elected for the same three-year period as the chairperson. Due to the extraordinary CoVID-19 situation, that postponed the XIX Congress, the board with the support of the five nordic PSAs changed the statutes to allow for extending the 2017-2020 term with one year for the chair and secretary until the congress could be held.

At the XIX Congress in August 2021, Eva Heiða Önnudóttir, University of Iceland was elected as president and Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir as the secretary.

Board members 2021-2024


Eva Heiða Önnudóttir (President), University of Iceland, Iceland

Board member since 2014

Grétar Þór Eyþórsson, University of Akureyri, Iceland

Board member since 2017


Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University, Denmark

Board member since 2023

Michael Baggesen Klitgaard, Aalborg University, Denmark

Board member since 2019


Are Vegard Haug, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Board member since 2022


Hanna-Mari Kivistö, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Board member since 2021

Aino Tiihonen, Tampere University, Finland

Board member since 2021


Douglas Brommesson, Lunds Universitet, Sweden

Board member since 2019

Kjell Engelbrekt, Swedish Defence University, Sweden

Board member since 2022

NoPSA Secretary 2021-2024

Sara Þöll Finnbogadóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland

Presidents 1975-2021

1975 Stein Rokkan, University of Bergen

1976-1978  Henry Valen, Oslo University

1978-1981  Nils Elvander, Uppsala University

1981-1984  Gunnar Sjöblom, University of Copenhagen

1984-1987  Dag Anckar, Åbo Akademi University

1987-1990  Kjell A. Eliassen, Bedriftsøkonomisk Institutt, Oslo

1990-1993  Bo Särlvik, University of Gothenburg

1993-1996  Finn Bruun, Aarhus University

1996-1999  Jan Sundberg, University of Helsinki

1999-2002 Nina Raaum, University of Bergen

2002-2005  Sten Berglund, Örebro University

2005-2008  Erik Albaek, Aalborg University/University of Southern Denmark

2008-2011  Lauri Karvonen, Åbo Akademi University

2011-2014  Oddbjørn Knutsen, Oslo University

2014-2017 Ulrika Mörth, Stockholm University

2017-2021 Flemming Juul Christiansen, Roskilde University


Previous board members 1975-2017

1975-1978  1978-1981  1981-1984  1984-1987  1987-1990 

1990-1993  1993-1996  1996-1999  1999-2002 2002-2005    

2005-2008  2008-2011  2011-2014 2014-2017 


Nordic Members of IPSA's Executive Committee

Complete List, 1950-2018