Dr. Lukas K. Danner has been teaching classes in comparative politics and international relations for the Department of Politics and International Relations since Spring 2014 and also functions as a Research Associate at the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence. He received his Ph.D. in international relations and his MA in international studies from Florida International University in 2016 and 2014, respectively. Prior to joining FIU, Dr. Danner earned an MA in sinology, American cultural history and international law from the University of Munich in 2011. His research interests include Chinese grand strategy, foreign relations between Europe and the Asia-Pacific, Arctic affairs, as well as security studies, and international relations theories more broadly. Most recently, Dr. Danner’s research has revolved around European involvement in China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China’s relations with the Nordics in the context of Arctic strategy and the Arctic Council, as well as Iceland’s security strategy and engagement with Asian emerging powers. His research can be found on http://danner.is.