President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is Iceland’s 6th President since the country declared independence in 1944. Before taking office in 2016, President Jóhannesson was a Professor of history at the University of Iceland and a lecturer at universities in Iceland and abroad. He has written numerous books and articles on modern Icelandic history – including Iceland’s Cod Wars with the United Kingdom, the Icelandic presidency and Icelandic politics, Iceland’s security issues during the Cold War, and the 2008 Iceland financial crisis. President Jóhannesson holds a bachelor degree in history and political science from Warwick University in England, masters’ degrees in history from University of Iceland and Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in history from Queen Mary University of London.