Jesper Petersen - PhD candidate at Lund University in History of Religions and Religious Behavioural Studies with a project on “The institutionalization of Islamic feminism”. MA in Islamic Studies; BA in Arabic; BA in Theology (University of Copenhagen). Traveled extensively in countries from Morocco to Indonesia and lived for two years in the Middle East. Author of "Rebellion in the Harems" about the battle of the sexes in Egypt and "The Women of Medina" about women at the time of Mohammed. With DIS since 2014.
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Masters in Economics (International Macroeconomics) from UW Madison, Wisconsin and Masters in Economics (International Trade) from University College Dublin, Ireland. Have worked in multinational conglomerates for over 10 years with roles as company macroeconomist, strategy director, and in strategic communication. Experienced university lecturer in international trade, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. With DIS since 2019.
MSc (International Security & Law, University of Southern Denmark, 2016) M.A. (Social Science, University of Copenhagen, 2010),). Research interests include Arctic security and Danish-Greenlandic relations as well as public international law, specifically international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Work experience with the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defense College. With DIS since 2016.
Cand.Mag., History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen (2008). His research has focused on cultural history and visual culture. Anders teaches Meaning of Style which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Anders has over the years worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement. He has furthermore worked on staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.
Dipl.-Ing. (Apparel Engineering/Fashion Design, Fachhochschule Mönchengladbach, 1989). Educator at the Danish National Gallery, the Thorvaldsen Museum, and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. With DIS since 1997.
Program Director of European Humanities. MA in Modern Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen. Visiting Scholar, Columbia University 1999-2000 and Otis College of Art and Design 2001. Lecturer, University of Copenhagen 2002-2005. Previously Director and Curator at Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center 2009-2018 where he curated the exhibition KICK OFF – Contemporary Art and Football. With DIS since 2018.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). First year resident in Urology at Herlev University Hospital. Previous experience in General Surgery with 14 months residency at Køge University Hospital, Dept. of General Surgery. Former employment as a clinical research assistant at the Centre for Perioperative Optimization, Dept. of Surgery Herlev Hospital. Responsible for the Emergency Medicine Course at CAMES, Herlev and previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Specialization: Development of critical psychologies of prison practice; perpetrative institutions and networks; prevention of torture and organised violence; transitional justice; justice sector reform; comparative penology. Researcher, Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT). With DIS since 2008.
M.A. and B.A. in Communication Studies from Roskilde University (2013) and a M.A. in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter-University Centre (2012). Involved with the implementation and evaluation of Danish prostitution policy at the Danish National Center for Social Research (SFI) and wrote thesis on the representation of prostitution and prostitutes in the Danish media and policy. With DIS since 2013.
Law studies at the University of Madrid; Course of Democratic Development and Governance, Stanford University. Expert on Local Economic & Social Development & Capacity Building, United Nations, 1988-2007. Former Adviser to the National Association of Local Authorities of Spain. International consultant. External lecture at DIS since 2009. Faculty member at DIS since 2014.
Ph.D. (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2020). M.Sc. (Building Architecture, Polytechnic University of Milan, 2011). Visiting Ph.D. Candidate, Architectural Association, School of Architecture, UK (2018). Teaching Assistant, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy (2010-13) and at NMBU University in Ås, Norway (2014-15). Under the field of architectural history of practices, research interest includes labor, professionalism and welfare state. Beyond academia, Co-Director of the research-based practice OFFICE U67 ApS that operates widely as exhibition designer. With DIS since 2016.
Master of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School (2011-2012); Master of Law, Copenhagen University (2002); Certified Psychotherapist, Gestaltterapeutisk Institut (2009). Attorney at Law at Norrbom Vinding Law Firm (2005-2006) and at Gorrissen Federspiel Law Firm (2006-2008); Senior Consultant, DJØF – Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists (2008-2012). External Lecturer at University of Copenhagen.
Master in Political Science from University of Aarhus and also studied at Science Po in Paris, France. Anna has 15 years+ experience working in the international food policy area. She has held positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Parliament and been posted to the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. as Minister Councellor for Food, Agriculture & Fisheries. Before moving to D.C. she was head of Trade Policy at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council - the leading interest group representing Danish farmers and food companies. Currently she holds a position as Deputy Head of Department at the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.
Ph.D. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2014. M.A. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 2009. B.S. in Philosophy and Sociology, Northeastern University, 2004. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. Areas of specialization: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Dialogue; Ethics; Aesthetics; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature. With DIS since 2015. Currently on maternity leave.
PhD in Organization Studies, Lund University, 2016. MA in Business Administration, Lund University, 2010. Taught courses and published in the field of organizational culture, HRM, identity, and leadership. PhD thesis investigates how recognition practices impact peoples’ intrinsic motivation at work, with a special focus on the non-profit sector. Contact person in transit homes at Swedish Red Cross (2015-present), volunteer coordinator at BürgerStiftung Hamburg (2012). With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (2008, Moscow State University). M.A. in clinical psychology (2000-2004, Moscow State University). Founder of the International Research Network on Time Perspective (2006 - present). Contributor to Time Diagnostics, London, UK (2013 - present). Supervisor of BA, MA and PhD students at Tallinn University in Estonia and at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia (present). Furthermore Dr. Sircova works as an independent researcher in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Sircova’s research interests are within psychological time, cultures, design thinking, creativity, complex systems and social simulations. With DIS since 2014.
B.A. and M.A. in Law (University of Copenhagen, 1995) Admitted to the Danish Bar, licensed to practice as Advokat. Has worked in the anti-trafficking field since 2007, including for the Danish Red Cross, and is recognized as an expert in the field nationally as well as internationally. Was awarded the European Crime Prevention Award in December 2014 for work through the non-profit anti-trafficking NGO HopeNow which she chaired for eight years. With DIS since 2007.
Cand.mag. (English Literature and Film History and Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1982). Lecturer at the Department of Film & Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, Hamburg Media School, Germany, and the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. With DIS since 1987.
Ph.D. (English, University of East Anglia, 1983). Cand.mag. (English/Danish, University of Copenhagen, 1976). Member of ESF’s Review Panel for European Collaborative Research. Director Copenhagen Business Sschool Centre for Negotiation, 2009 to present. With DIS since 2010.
Diploma in Criminology (University of Copenhagen, 2007). Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1997). Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, 1997-2000. Chief Advisor/Head of Section, Danish Prison and Probation Service, 2001-2006. Independent consultant since January 2007. With DIS since 2008.
M.A. in Russian Language and Culture and Danish Language and Literature from University of Copenhagen (2006). Lecturer at Sisimiut Gymnasium (2014) and Copenhagen Adult Educational Center (KVUC) (2014-2015) and teacher of Danish Language and Culture to Foreigners (2015) at Language Center Nordsjælland. Lecturer of Danish Film History at Workers' Educational Association (AOF) (2014-) and at Nordisk Film (2015-). With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. and Post. Doc (Ancient DNA, Ice Cores and Climate Change), University of Copenhagen, 2007-2013. M.Sc. (Conservation, evolution and population genetics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Her research interests are conservation, climate change and citizen science in the Arctic. She has been working with science outreach and sustainable tourism since 2013. With DIS since 2015.
M.Sc. Public Health (University of Southern Denmark, 2016), B.A. in Nursing (University College Absalon, 2013), Research Assistant (Odense University Hospital, February-May 2017), Nurse (Neonatal ward, Rigshospitalet, 2016-2017), Research and project manager (WoMena, 2016-present). With DIS since 2018.
Master of Law (University of Copenhagen), MBA (California State University), and Certificate in Directing (University of California, Los Angeles). Co-owner of Holk & Lassenius and together with Fredrik Lassenius, authored and produced the international leadership and marketing research project: ”The Mind of a Leader”, published as books and film series, including Philip Kotler, Anita Roddick, Philippe Starck, Michael Dukakis and many more. With DIS since 2013.
M.S (Game Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, 2016). Game enthusiast and Game Development all-rounder with focus on Game Programming. Assistant teacher at the royal academy of fine arts in Copenhagen (2015 - 2016). Tutor and teaching assistant at the IT University of Copenhagen (2015) and Hochschule Fulda (2011 - 2013). Backend Java developer at mobile game company Flaregames in Karlsruhe (2013 - 2014). With DIS since 2016.
PhD (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017), MSc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006), BA (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012.
Mag.art. (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology at the University of Copenhagen in addition to courses about storytelling at DIS. With DIS since 2006.
M.A. Applied Cultural Analysis, Copenhagen University (2016). BA (Political Philosophy), Uppsala University, Sweden, with a minor in Indigenous Studies from UNSW, Australia. Bettina is a native Swede living in Copenhagen. She is co-founder of COurban design collective and have previously worked with urban design firm CITITEK as a researcher and project manager. Projects include data collection, research, and co-creation of playgrounds and public space, interior spatial analysis of office environments, as well as educational seminars with both state and private clients. With DIS since 2016.
Cand.merc.int. (Intercultural Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2005). B.A. (European Business and French, Manchester Metropolitan University, Université Blaise Pascal, 2000). Project Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council, 2010. Ethics Officer, Borealis, Bruxelles, 2006-2007. With DIS since 2009.
Interior Architect, M.D.D. (Denmark’s Design School, 1986). Own design office since 1988. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design as well as furniture design. Recipient of several international awards. Works exhibited nationally and internationally. With DIS since 1998.
Birgitte Duelund Pallesen, Cand.mag. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen 2013). Spezialization: Contemporary Danish Literature, Literature & War. Worked with publishing at Gyldendal (2009-14) and Second Language Teaching at IA (2013-15). With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Political Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2005), Cand.mag. (Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 1999), NCTJ Certificate in Journalism (Rathmines College of Journalism, Dublin, 1982). Worked as journalist for many years in different European countries. Information Officer and Project Manager, Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007-2010. Teacher, International People’s College, 2010-2013. Published historical novel Once in Another World, (New Island 2013). With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. (School of Public Health, Faculty & Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen), M.P.H (School of Public Health, Health Administration & Policy, University of Minnesota). Medical Advisor (with H. Lundbeck A/S since 2015). Scientific Consultant (ad hoc, including University of Chicago, several private firms). Author/co-author of 4 books and over 175 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, peer-reviewer for over 40 scientific journals, and grant reviewer / invited lecturer for several countries. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Philosophy of Religion, Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen, 2005). M.A.R. (Philosophy of Religion, Yale University, 1994). With DIS since 2000.
Cand.scient.anth. (Lund University 2013, BA, 2010), BA in Health and Nutrition, (Suhrs Seminarium, Copenhagen, 2006). Extensive academic work experience since 2008, as Cultural Health Adviser in Japan and Spain as well as anthropologist conducting quantitative and qualitative studies in Copenhagen. Currently engaged in the Danish national harm reduction strategy group, focused on the social nurse concept for homeless patients with drug abuse. In addition, currently DIS Public Health LLC coordinator since 2016. With DIS since 2015.
Cand.Mag. (Danish, University of Copenhagen, 2007; Master of Danish as Second Language, 2014). Cellist (Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, 1988). Danish literature; youth novels 1930-60; music and language acquisition. Editor, Society for Danish Language and Literature; Teacher, Copenhagen Language Center and Hvidovre School of Music. With DIS since 2015.
MA, Architecture (Royal Danish Academy of Arts, School of Architecture, 2015). Founder of the Danish chapter of Meeting of Design Students (2010-2014) and founder of design Company Studio Siggaard (2011-2015). Currently employend as an architect and urban planner at Gehl Architects (since 2013). Projects include the Holstebro City Strategy (Denmark), Nordland Lively Cities Seminar (Norway) and a strategy framework for Downtown Denver (Colorado, USA). With DIS since 2016.
LLM in International Human Rights Law from Lund University, 2012. Campbell previously practiced as a barrister in London, specialising in refugee and immigration law. He is currently completing a PhD in international law at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. Immunology, 2010, at the Blood bank at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. M.S. Biology, 2005, University of Copenhagen. Research Scientist, 2006, Center for Inflammation and Metabolism, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. Senior Scientist, 2010-2018, at the department of Immunogenicity Assessment, Novo Nordisk, Denmark. With DIS since 2019.
Senior Consultant in Research Development, Faculty, Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Department. Previously, Program Director of Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Department. Ph.D. (Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (Jan 2012- July, 2019). Post Doctorate (Adult Neuropsychology), UCLA/Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA. (2000-2002). Ph.D. (Psychology) Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Pasadena, CA. (1992) Licensed Psychologist (2002, California, USA), Specialist & Supervisor in Clinical Neuropsychology (2004, Denmark). With DIS 1999-2000 and since 2003.
Cand.techn.soc. (Technological & Socio-Economic Planning, Roskilde University, 2009). B.A. (International Relations, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2004). Represented Mexican NGOs during WSSD process, 2002. Member of the Energy and Climate Group, Project coordinator for Friends of the Earth Denmark for COP15 process. With DIS since 2011.
M.A. Language and Communication, CBS. Studies in French at the Université de Paris, Sorbonne, France. Master’s programme in Teaching Language for Adults, Aarhus University. Teacher of Danish language and culture since 2009. In addition to teaching Danish language and culture, she has a background in international marketing from Carlsberg, the pharmaceutical industry and international advertising agencies. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Anthropology, University of Copenhagen). Since 2002 she has engaged in bridging academic and applied work on HIV/AIDS in Africa within Denmark and Europe. Employed at Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2011.
Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1998). DGNB Consultant and Passive house designer. Working with sustainable building in own company Algreen Architects 2001-2012. Responsible for implementing sustainability at JJW Architects 2012-2014 and at Lejerbo housing association 2014-2017. External Associate Professor at DTU – Technical University of Denmark since 2013 (Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment). Member of the Sustainability committee at The Danish Association of Construction Clients. Own company since 2017 ALGREEN – Sustainability, Process management and Facilitation – working as a consultant with SDG’s (UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals), to help the building industry become more sustainable.
Cand.phil. (Czech and European Studies, University of Aarhus, 2003). Teacher of Czech, 1995-99. Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 2000. With DIS since 2005.
MSc in Counselling Psychology (City University, London, England, 2000). Primary areas of expertise is theory and practice within: youth suffering from anxiety, family therapy, children as offspring of parents with mental illness. Public speaker in various topics relating to developmental disorders and mental health/illness with the Danish Mental Health Foundation (Psykiatrifonden). External Lecturer at DIS teaching Developmental Psychopathology (now Developmental Disorders) 2002-09. Presently runs private practice. With DIS since 2017.
M.Sc. (Economics, University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics, University of Budapest, 1993) Head of Section at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2001). Economist at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (2001-2009). Negotiation Adviser at Market Watch Management since 2009. External Lecturer at University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Christie Manning teaches in the department of Environmental Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Christie’s research explores how people perceive and respond to climate change. Her recent co-authored publications include a 2018 edited volume, Psychology and Climate Change and a 2017 review article in the journal Science, “Beyond the roots of human inaction: Fostering collective effort toward ecosystem conservation.” In her personal life, Christie likes to walk, learn about trees, ride her bike, and spend time with her two favorite climate activists – her teenage daughters. Visiting Faculty at DIS, fall 2020.
For many years, Christina has worked for the Danish Police and the Attorney General. In addition, she is associated with institutions for juvenile detainees, where she performs screening of the young people in terms of determining and evaluating their Cognitive Level and potential Psychiatric Disorders. With DIS since 2019
Cand.mag. (French and Spanish, University of Southern Denmark, 1999). Studies in French at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Teacher of Danish language, culture, and history to foreigners at the University of Southern Denmark. With DIS since 2006.
M.Sc. in Psychoanalysis (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, France, 2014). M.Sc. in Clinical psychology/psychopathology (University Bordeaux Segalen 2, France, 2013). B.Sc. in Psychology (Panteion University, Athens, Greece, 2012). Worked as clinical psychologist in various mental health institutions and psychiatric hospitals in Greece and France. Starting a collaboration as a volunteer psychologist in Center for Børn, Familie og Handicap in Herlev Kommune. In Denmark since 2014. With DIS since 2017.
PhD in Health Sciences and MSc in Public Health science. She is an associate professor at Department of Public Health (University of Copenhagen), where she teaches BA students in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She has experience from questionnaire based surveys and psychometric methods, and has a great interest in adolescent health as well as policy mechanisms in health promotion and disease prevention. With DIS since 2016.
Doctoral fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS, Copenhagen). Furthermore, she holds a position as a national researcher for the pan-European think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Her main area of research is European foreign and security policy, including the workings of the EU foreign policy institutions, and the interplay between EU and national foreign policies, in particularly in the case of Denmark. With DIS since 2017. Currently on maternity leave.
Christoffer Kølgaard graduated from the University of Copenhagen and is a licensed psychologist who has his own private pratice in Copenhagen. He has specialized in narrative therapy and consulting. Thus, the pratical application of social constructionism forms the cornerstone of his professional agenda.
Before he settled with his own private pratice, he worked as a neuropsychologist with patients who had acquired brain damage and as a clinical psychologist in a psychiatric department. Moreover, he has published scientific articles and is still a part of the scientific community. With DIS since 2020.
Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Copenhagen, 2013). M.Sc. in Psychology (University of Copenhagen, 2009). Research in the neural mechanisms that mediate and modulate human consciousness. With DIS since 2013.
M.D. Professor, Pathobiological Sciences, University of Copenhagen Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Master of Laws (International Taxation, St Thomas University Miami, 2005). Founder and Managing Director of Nordeq Management A/S. CEO of the Equinor Group 2005-2014. Expertise in cross border corporate structuring, private equity, and leadership. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Philosophy and Social Thought, University of Chicago, 2009). Formerly at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center and the University of Copenhagen's Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, Possen now teaches philosophy in Copenhagen's Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication in addition to DIS. With DIS since 2014.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Utah (1996). She is licensed to practice in both the US and Denmark. She is a certified group psychotherapist. Research interests include cyber-relations and human sexuality. She recently worked for the renowned Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas, where she specialized in psychotherapeutic testing and intervention for high achieving professionals with severe mental illness. Currently, she is in private practice in Copenhagen. You can find out more on her website: debbiequackenbush.com. With DIS since 2013.
PhD in Education (Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011) with the focus on the cross-cultural use of Service Learning in higher education, MA in Social Anthropology and Sociology (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covers topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.
Dennis Meyhoff Brink received an MA in comparative literature in 2005 from University of Copenhagen and he is currently finishing a PhD on the history of religious satire in Europe. He has been teaching comparative literature and cultural studies at University of Copenhagen since 2006. Apart from publishing academic articles on a variety of subjects, not least on satire, he is also a critic at the Danish broadsheet Weekendavisen and a columnist at the Danish satire magazine Spot. In 2014, he curated an exhibition on satirical drawings at the Storm P Museum in Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.
M.D. from the University of Copenhagen, 2019. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Department for Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet investigating the immune function in patients receiving solid organ transplantation. Former researcher at the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute of Inflammation Research, Rigshospitalet and DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Philology and French, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Studied French Literature at the University of Montpellier 1994-1995. Teacher of Danish to foreigners, mainly in private organizations, since 2002. With DIS since 2006.
Dorte Egbert Nielsen has a BA in Danish, English and German from Copenhagen Business School plus a BA in literature from Copenhagen University. She has been teaching Danish at language schools since 1996. At the same time she has worked with translation: film subtitling, books and company related material from English and German into Danish, plus proofreading all kinds of translated texts into Danish (mostly books). Been with DIS since 2014.
Cand.polit. (Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1983). Administrator, OECD/DAC, 1986-1982. Adviser to the Vice President, Asian Development Bank, 1992-1997. Senior Adviser to the President, African Development Bank, 1997-2001. Special Adviser, DANIDA, 2001-2003. Owner and Director, Kabell Konsulting, 2003-present. With DIS since 2010.
M.A. (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen) B.A. (Art History and Pedagogy/Educational Studies, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University). Visiting scholar at Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard, MIT, RISD and Brown. Worked for EC Safer Internet Programme, recipient of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant for a project on cross-cultural learning. With DIS since 2014.
Ph.D. candidate (Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam). M.A. Philosophy (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2003). M.A. Art History (Leiden University, 2000), M.Sc. Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1999). Research consultant in urban development at Urban Sense Research and Advisory (2008-2012). Consultant and educator in city management and public policy at Netherlands School of Public Administration (2001-2007). With DIS since 2014.
MSc. in Health Psychology (2000) and BSc. (Hons) in Psychology (1997) both from City University UK/London. Certified in psychotherapy and counseling and in the process of qualifying as a psychoanalyst from the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. Co-authored a number of journal articles on post-traumatic stress disorder. Before joining DIS Terry Saftis worked as the Clinical Director of Community Housing and Therapy, a leading UK charity running therapeutic community households for adults with mental health diagnoses. He has also managed two therapeutic community projects, one, being a project working with homeless veterans suffering from mental health difficulties and the other a project for individuals with a diagnosis of psychosis and personality disorder. He has also worked as a psychologist in the Greek Army. With DIS since 2015.
Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization (Copenhagen Business School, 2004-5) and journalism (Danish School of Media and Journalism 2005-6). Lecturer in medical ethics, theory of science, and philosophy of health technologies at University of Copenhagen's Department of Public Health Science since 2007. Lecturer in theory of science, FARMA, University of Copenhagen, since 2012. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D. in environmental engineering, DTU, 2011. Independent environmental consultant. Senior Consultant at Copenhagen Resource Institute and for the European Environment Agency on waste management policy in EU. Ph.D. School Manager and Ph.D. researcher at DTU, Denmark 2006-2011. Master of business strategy and environmental management, Bradford. With DIS since 2013.
Architect MAA. Cabinetmaker, 1974. School of Applied Art Copenhagen, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, 1982. Own office, 1979. Professor at School of Architecture 1986-1989. Professor Denmark’s Design School, Copenhagen, 1989-2005. Visiting professor University of Oregon 2005. Workshops at University of Victoria 2001, 2004, 2009. Visiting professor University of Washington 2014. Member of Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition (Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling). With DIS since 1998.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1976). Architect, Henning Larsens Architects (1980-96). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School (1989-2008). Architect, own office since 1996. Assistant Program Director, Architecture and Design at DIS, (2008-15). With DIS since 1995.
Ph.D. (Organizational Anthropology, Copenhagen Business School, 2015). Cand.mag. (Visual Culture, Københavns Universitet, 2009). B.A. (Art History, Københavns Universitet, 2005). Previously an external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School as well as a postdoctoral research fellow at Design School Kolding, focusing on sustainability in the fashion industry. Co-founder, In Futurum.
Master (Political Science, Aarhus University, 2005). Past: Trade Office at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2003), Key Account Manager at Danish Agency for Governmental Management (2006-2008), Current position: Senior Event Consultant at Sport Event Denmark (since 2008). External lecturer at Copenhagen Business College and University College Nordjylland since 2013. With DIS in Fall 2016.
Academy Economist Degree in Marketing. Fredrik is co-owner of the film production company W77 Film, as well as co-owner of Holk & Lassenius and Astromax Entertainment. Together with Benjamin Holk Henriksen, Fredrik has authored and produced the international leadership and marketing research project: ”The Mind of a Leader”, published as books and film series, including Philip Kotler, Anita Roddick, Philippe Starck, Michael Dukakis and many more. With DIS since 2013.
Professor in Nutrition at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, USA since 1996. PhD. in Nutrition Sciences (University of California, Davis,1996). MSc. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Kansas State University, 1987). B.Sc, Pharmacy (University of Kansas, 1982). Researcher in obesity and weight loss, as well as nutritional health in older adults. Investigates dietary nitrate and its effects on physical performance and clinical outcomes. DIS Visiting Faculty for Fall 2019.
Master of Positive Psychology, and a minor in Psychology. MSc in Economics. Gitte Vonsild is specialized in the field of Applied Positive Psychology and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute, CTI. Professional background: 1997-2005 CFO at the Brewery Darguner Brauerei GmbH in Germany. Self-employed coach and workshop leader since 2005, and Lecturer at Metropolitan University College 2008-2012 in coaching & counseling, Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology coaching, change theory, and stress management. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D., M. Sc. Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. CEO and owner of consultant company SPOK ApS bringing research in renewable energy to business. Sørensen has been involved in several offshore wind farms in Denmark and UK, among others 40 MW Middelgrunden Wind Farm outside Copenhagen. Chairman of the board and Founder of Wave Dragon ApS, Wave Dragon Ltd. and Tecdragon SA. Founder and vice president European Ocean Energy Association and the board member of Danish Wind Turbine Owners Association. With DIS since 2014.
Architect, Ph.D. Department of Architectural Design (DPA), ETSAM, UPM (Technical School of Architecture, Polythecnic University of Madrid). Madrid, Spain (2016). Thesis: Danish examples of Housing for the Elderly. Academic and professional interests focused on the housing challenges, related to the ageing process, by addressing them as a great opportunity for enhancing the domestic space quality for any age and (dis)ability. Nieto?Sobejano Archietcts (2008-2009), Herzog & de Meuron (2006-2008). With DIS since 2017.
LLM University of Copenhagen, 2014. With DIS since 2018
Ph.D. (Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 2002). M.S. and B.S. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen). Exchange student at UC Berkeley 1993-1995. Taught Anthropology, Philosophy and Rhetoric at Stanford University 2002-12. Also taught classes at Hope House, a rehabilitation center in Redwood city, CA for female substance abusers and criminals, 2008-11. With DIS since 2012.
Fashion Designer (Denmark’s Design School, 1988). Own practice since 1995, working with illustrations and photos for books, posters, carpets, dresses, etc. Illustrated books published under own name. Illustrations to the Bible, 2016 edition from The Danish Bible Association. Recipient of multiple grants from the Danish Arts Foundations and others. Working as external reviewer for Textile Design and Graphic Design at DIS for many years. With DIS since 2018.
Master of Management Development MMD (Copenhagen Business School, 2008). Visiting Researcher (Cambridge University, 1994-95). Architect (School of Architecture, Aarhus, 1992).B.A. Political Science (Århus University, 1985). Leading positions with the Ministry of Urban Affairs, Realdania, the Architects Association, the Danish Architecture Center and Gehl Architects. With DIS 1997-2002 and since 2011.
MSc Geography and Geoinformatics from Copenhagen University (2015). BA Development Studies, University of Bergen (2012), Norway. Cofounder and director at COurban design collective, working with research, public space analysis and citizen involvement. Hilde has worked as a project manager and consultant for several Norwegian municipalities wanting to co-create public life. With DIS since 2018.
Studied Economics and languages in Germany and France. M.Sc. (Economics, University of Hanover) 1993, Ph.D. 1998 (Dr. rer. pol, University of Trier) with a thesis on whether moderate inflation harms growth (answer: mostly not, but it depends). 20 years as a bank economist trying to make sense of global economies and financial markets. Then switching sides, dealing with government debt and financial market regulation at the Danish Ministry of Finance. Main professional interests: Monetary macroeconomics, economic policy and European integration. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.Scient. in Medialogy (specialized in Games), Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Masters thesis focused on the relations between players and characters in digital games. Through her studies, has worked with various aspects of game development and design such as hybrid board games, PC games and virtual reality. With DIS since 2015.
MSc in Geology-Geophysics (University of Copenhagen). Educated within glaciology at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute. Research on ice cores, past climate change, volcanic deposits in ice, stable isotopes and stratigraphic dating of ice cores. Participated in ice-core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica multiple times. With DIS since 2018.
MSc in Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Project manager at a University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland working on government and EU funded projects. Worked for various NGOs on forest protection and sustainable development in Thailand and Indonesia (2007 and 2010). Taught biology in upper secondary school and was involved in a program for sustainability education (2010-2013). With DIS since 2014.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Department of Radiology, Hvidovre Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Junior doctor union representative, Hvidovre & Amager Hospital. KBU læge - Department of Emergency medicine, Holbæk Hospital. Student researcher at the Department of Clinical Genetics, Rigshospitalet. Board member, Synapse - Life Science Connect. Nurse Assistant, FADL (The Association of Danish Medical Students). Mentor for International students, University of Copenhagen. Previous Course Assistant and Summer Faculty for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
M.A. in English & Drama (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art/King´s College London, 2001). Lecturer at Academy of Modern Circus (2006-2011). External lecturer at University of Copenhagen, Artschools and High Schools (2013-2017). Has also worked as Instructor and Dramaturg on various projects since 2004. With DIS since 2017.
Jacob Lystbæk Vestergård. Cand. Psych. (University of Aarhus, 2014). Consultant and organizational psychologist within employee satisfaction and mental health in the workplace (MUUSMANN, Psykiatrifonden, TDC Group, 2014-). Crisis counselor for young adults (Gallo and Sind, 2012 - 2016). External lecturer in developmental psychology and clinical psychology (VIA University College, Odder Folk High School, 2012-2015). Student teacher in Personality Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Developmental Psychology (University of Aarhus, 2011-2013).
Architect, previously employed at Foster and Partners (1998-2001) design and tender for Swiss-Re House; Henning Larsen Architects (2001-2004) design and tender for the Opera House in Copenhagen. Own office since 2010/11, working with research and architecture. Teacher at DTU/Architectural Engineering since 2011. Guest critique at DIS since 2011, teacher at DIS since 2013.
Doctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on Western security politics, focusing on how political, military, and technological developments shape military interventions. Further, he studies the contemporary evolution of European foreign and security policy. Jakob has a background as a linguist officer and advisor in the Danish Defence. With DIS since 2019.
Currently doing a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Aarhus University in collaboration with DIS. Cand.mag. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen , 2004). Cand.mag. (Philosophy, Stony Brook U., 2002). Editorial staff, P1 Debat, Danmarks Radio (2005). With DIS since 2006.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014). Clinical Research Fellow at Department of Oncology, Herlev University Hospital (since 2015-). Former employment at Department of Respiratory Medicine, Bispebjerg University Hospital (2014) and General Practice at SundPraksis Vanløse (2014). Clinical tutor for medical students since 2015. Research and interests in cancer, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, end-of-life treatment, preventive healthcare. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.phil. (Scandinavian Philology). External lecturer (Literary Theory and Literary Analysis, Theory of Science and Methology) since 1993 at INSS, University of Copenhagen. Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 1987. With DIS since 2013.
Master in Applied Economics (1990, University of Antwerp, Belgium). Post University Degree in European Management (1995, Royal Holloway -London University, UK). Jan Vandendriessche is currently Head of Fund Platforms at VP LUX, a daughter company of the Danish National Central Securities Depository. Former senior advisor at PriceWaterHouse Coopers, stationed in Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Copenhagen. Employed at DWS Investment, Flemming Fund Management/JP Morgan Asset Management), Lloyds bank Asset, Banque Havilland, EFG Bank etc. With DIS in Fall 2014.
Ph.D. (Scandinavian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1982). M.A. (Scandinavian Studies, UCLA, 1976). Lecturer in Danish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982-1984. With DIS Copenhagen since 1984.
Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2009). Employed at the LANCHART center, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2010.
Ph.D. Immunology 2001-2005 (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Post doc 2006-2009 (Inst. of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). M.Sc. 2001 (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark). Senior Scientist 2010-2013 (Immune Targeting Group, Bioneer, Cph, Denmark). Senior Scientist 2013-2016 (Dept. of Infectious Disease Immunology, Statens Serum Institute, Cph, Denmark). With DIS since 2016.
Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (2005). Currently partner at arki_lab, designing cities with people, consulting on global urban design projects. Extensive national/international experience working with most disciplines in architecture, building design, small and large scale urban development, urban strategies, design, research, exhibitions and much more. Worked at top architecture firms including White Architects, on high profile projects and architectural competitions. With DIS since 2012.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1986). Bachelor in town planning (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1980). Own design office since 2008. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design as well as furniture design. Employment among others at Peter Marino Architects, New York 1991-93), Bysted Design, Copenhagen 1993-1996), Site Architects, New York 1996-97), Mancini Duffy Architects, New York 1997-98), Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Office, Copenhagen, 1998-2008). With DIS from 2012.
Masters of Education for Daycare and Primary School (Aarhus University, 2014). BA (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS (2014-present). Pedagogue in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen (2008-2010). I am specifically interested in the cross-cultural practices, discourses, and research related to how we create active and caring environments for young children. With DIS since 2007.
MD, PhD, MSc, Ass. Professor at the University of Copenhagen.
M.A. in Danish (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Lecturer at Danish Highschools (2004-2011). Lecturer at University of British Columbia, Canada (2011-2017). With DIS since 2017.
Jeppe Ugelvig is a curator, critic and historian. BA Communication, Curation, Criticism at Central Saint Martins and MA in Curatorial Studies at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Jeppe’s writing has appeared in Frieze, parallax, ArtReview, Afterall, Flash Art International, Spike, Mousse and LEAP, amongst many others. He is the former editor of DANSK Magazine and functions as the contributing editor of Wallet. Jeppe has staged exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, Berlin, London, Ramallah and Copenhagen. His first art historical book, Fashion Work: 25 Years of Art in Fashion is forthcoming in 2020. With DIS since 2019.
Master in Cognition and Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2015), Bachelor in Philosophy (University of Copenhagen, 2013). Author of the novel Project Luftballon. Specialization: Cognitive neuroscience and creative writing. With DIS since 2018.
Cand.mag. (M.A., History of Ideas and American Studies, University of Aarhus, 2002). Former editor of Lettre Internationale. Employment within the public education system. With DIS since 2009.
PhD candidate at Lund University in History of Religions and Religious Behavioral Studies with a project on “The institutionalization of Islamic feminism”. Furthermore, specialized in practiced sharia in a European context. Author of "From Harem to Islamic Feminism " about the battle of the sexes in Egypt and "The Women of Medina" about women at the time of Mohammed. Traveled extensively in countries from Morocco to Indonesia and lived for two years in the Middle East. With DIS since 2014.
Ph.D. (Psychopharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2009). M.Sc. (Psychopharmacology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2012.
PhD at the department of Sports Medicine at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen - Chronic inflammation in connective tissue (2010-2012). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the August Krogh Institute in Copenhagen (2012-2015) Hyper- and Hyporeflexia in humans and rats. Assistant Professor (2015-2019) at the Department of Neuroscience – Motor Control research group, University of Copenhagen - Pathophysiological mechanisms of spasticity and contracture development.
Ph.D., (Risk Management and Insurance, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, 2012), M.A., (Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005), B.A., (Economics, Universidad de los Andes, 2005). Junior Economist, Department of Financial Stability at the Central Bank of Colombia, 2003-2005. Chief Economist, Trade Association of Insurers of Colombia, 2005-2007. Fellow, Center for Economic Analysis of Risk at Georgia State University, 2012-present. Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School, 2012-present. With DIS since 2013.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). Ph.D. student at the Department of Gastroenterology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). Previous employment at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital), Department of Emergency Medicine, Holbæk Hospital and Department of Internal Medicine, Holbæk Hospital. With DIS since 2018.
John Rager, professor at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, is joining the DIS Computer Science program this semester.
John has always been interested in languages, both human and computer. His dissertation was in the field of symbolic natural language processing and subsequent to that his research has shifted to (among other things) natural language processing using machine learning. He has also worked on applying Artificial Intelligence to teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This work was motivated by the difficulties faced by English teachers in Moldova, where he was a Fulbright Scholar during the 2003-04 academic year. He has recently become interested in digital humanities and spent part of a recent sabbatical leave working at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
M.A. in Journalism, Danmarks Journalist Højskole, Aarhus (1985). B.A, Russian philology, University of Copenhagen (1981), Brandeis University, Boston Mass. “Creative Writing” by John Irving (1977). Acclaimed radio journalist with more than 30 years of experience as editor, anchor and reporter at Danish Broadcast Corporation, DR. Award-winning correspondent with postings in Moscow and Washington D.C. with special recognition of communication- and storytelling skills. With DIS since 2017.
Jon Kyst holds an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Russian and English, for which he studied at the University of Copenhagen, St. Petersburg State University in Russia and Columbia University in New York. In his current position he is seconded as a Russian media expert by the Danish Foreign Ministry to the East Strategic Communications Task Force at the EU's diplomatic service (EEAS) Headquarters in Brussels. The Task Force has been tasked by the EU Member States to analyze and create awareness about Russia’s ongoing disinformation campaigns. Dr. Kyst has been affiliated with DIS since 2003.
Josh Morrison is a landscape architect and urban designer educated at the Massachussets Institute of Technology School of Architecture (MCP) and the University of Copenhagen (MLA, ongoing). He did his undergraduate studies at Brown University and RISD. He is currently managing director at Fundament Design and previously worked for the World Bank, MIT, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Gehl Architects. He specializes in the design of communities and public spaces, with a particular interest in how built form affects social interaction and quality of life. With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (Medical Sciences (Neuroscience), Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 2006). Ph.D. Licentiate of Engineering (Computational Biology), University of Linköping, Sweden, 2005) MSc. (Biochemistry, Stockholm University, 2002). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre. With DIS since 2014.
Julie Bondo Gravesen. BA from The Danish School of Journalism 1995. Formerly editor at leading Danish magazine Ud & Se and newspaper Politiken. Self-employed development consultant, editor and teacher at Sekundant. With DIS since 2020.
Master of Political Science, University of Århus, 1995. Analyst in EksportKreditFonden (Official Export Credit Agency of Denmark), 1995-1997 (Country Analysis Department). Investment Officer in the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries, 1997-2004. Independent consultant from 2004. Senior Advisor for Danida in Vietnam 2006-2008. Lecturer at Denmark's International Study Program (DIS) from 2004.
M.S. (Psychology of Exercise and Physical Education. Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. (1983). B.P.H.E. (Physical and Health Education. Laurentian University, Canada (1980). Consultant in Performance and Sports Psychology to international athletes and performing artists from all over Europe, Columbia, China, and North America. Works with The Danish National School of Performing Arts, The Royal Danish Ballet, and Danish Music Conservatories. In addition, he works with business executives and managers, doctors and physiotherapists. Five times appointed Sport Psychologist for the Danish Olympic Team at the Summer and Winter Olympics (1992-2002). Has given presentations across Europe and South Africa and taught more than 200 registered courses in Sport Psychology (DIF) and worked with more than 30 different Danish National Teams (Team Danmark, Danish Elite Sport Institution). External lecturer in Sport Psychology at University of Southern Denmark (2002– 2008). With DIS since 2016.
Cand. Psychology (2006, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2003, University of Copenhagen). Authorized clinical psychologist, Psykolognævnet (2009). Clinical psychologist (2006-present). Mindfulness instructor (2008-present). Lecturer, Lægernes Uddannelses Forening (2008-2011). Lecturer, Mindwork and Fobiskolen (2008-present), Psychological supervisor, Psykiatrisk Center Bispebjerg, Region Hovedstaden (2011-2013). Psychological supervisor, Mindwork and Fobiskolen, (2009-present). Author (2012). With DIS since 2015.
PhD (School of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand). M.A. (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen). Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Involved in non-governmental organizations in several countries, work which includes implementing Victory Over Violence anti-bullying programs in local high schools. National committee member of the New Zealand Women’s Studies Association. With DIS since 2013.
Industrial PhD Fellow on emerging technological innovations, University of Copenhagen and DIS (since 2015). Cand. merc. (International Business Administration and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Member of Danish Standard Working Group on Blochchain, (since 2017). Program Manager at the Delegation of the European Commission in Cotonou, Benin, 2002-2003. Managing Director for a travel company with subsidiaries in 5 African countries, 2004-2007. With DIS since 2009.
Artist, fine arts/Graphic Designer MDD (cand.arch. Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1994). Own design office since 1995. Working primarily with ilustrations, visualizations and corporate design. Watercolor has been the preferred way of expression as an artist for more than 25 years. Has been teaching watercolor painting since 2011. With DIS since 2017.
Authorized psychologist (Cand.psych.aut.), Cand. psych (Copenhagen University 2009) , London Metropolitan University 2004 (BSc Psychology). Experience with individual, family and couple counselling from private clinic in Copenhagen. Recruitment consultant for major oil company. Clinical psychologist at a Psychiatric Hospital with screening, testing, diagnostics, psychopharma and counselling. Teaching experience from London, Beijing and Copenhagen. With DIS since 2012.
M.Arch (University of Pennsylvania, 2010). BA in Neuroscience (Johns Hopkins University, 2005). Designer, Concord Architects (2005-2008). Lecturer, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology (2010-2012). Designer, TVSDesign (2011-2013). Architect, Dissing + Weitling (2014-2015). Urban Designer, Gehl Architects (2015-Present). With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. (Distribution, habitat use, behavior, and sound communication), Zoology Dept., Whale Unit, University of Pretoria, 2016. M.S. (Biology and Didactics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Research associate at Statens Serum Institute, Denmark (2012-2016). TV presenter at “Physics at sea”, Galathea 3 Expedition (2008). Has worked with marine mammals in the field in, Iceland, Northern Norway, Greenland, and South Africa. Local stranding responsible In the Overstrand Region, South Africa (2010-2012). Founder of the Danish Maine Mammal Society (2003). With DIS since 2019.
Ph. D. at Aarhus School of Business/Aarhus University. Focus is on various commercial topics within the intersection of sport management, sport marketing and sport economy; Master of Science in Business Economics with an emphasis on organization and strategy (Cand. Merc.) from Aalborg University, Denmark; Master of Business Administration in General Management from Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, USA; Bachelor of Business Administration at Dowling College. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. (2015) and M.Phil (2012) in Art History, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York. M.A. in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2001. B.A. in Art History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1998. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014. Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Art History, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2015-present. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. (Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2010). MA (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Head of Division at the Ministry of Health. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D. (University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2015); M.A (University of Southern Denmark, 2004). Lecturer at Danish School of Education (2004-2006). Lecturer at University of Greenland (2011-2012). Send Lecturer at University of Groningen (2008-2014). Scientific Assistant, University of Aarhus (2015-2017). Lecturer at Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language use, University of Copenhagen (2015-2017). With DIS since 2017. Currently on parental leave.
Associate professor, Ph.D. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
Masters (Finance/Management, University of Aarhus, Denmark). Financial Advisor at Maersk Broker Financial Services, where he is engaged in the start-up of a maritime private investment fund targeted for institutional and professional investors. Prior to this, he has progressed his career through 15+ years into accomplished executive leadership positions combined with financial and strategic advisor roles while working internationally in highly esteemed public and private equity companies in various industries. With DIS since 2016.
Cand. polit. (Economic and Social Science, University of Copenhagen). Former Director at United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in NY. Head of Dialogue Development, carrying out consultancy services for mostly EU in Eastern Europe, Russia and the Middle East. External Lecturer in International Business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). With DIS since 2011.
PhD at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University, Berlin, Germany in Human Genetics (2005). Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Irvine, CA, USA (2005-2011) Postdoctoral Researcher (2012-2014) University Copenhagen. MSc at Robert Koch Institute and Free University, Berlin, Germany, in 2001 working with Mycobacteria. Assistant Professor (2014-2015) University Copenhagen. Associate Professor (2015-present) University Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. in Physiology at the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen (UCPH). Experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Lundbeck; development of anti-depressants). University researcher and teacher of cardiovascular physiology at UCPH from 2002 to present (currently associate professor). International research experience from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1997-98) and Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan (2004-2006).
Cand. Psychology (2007, University of Copenhagen). BA. Psychology (2005, University of Copenhagen). Psychologist and consultant at Copenhagen Municipality in various positions (2007-2010). Consultant for Bornholm and Odense Municipalities, as well as for Den Socialpædagogiske Døgninstitution Sønderbro in Copenhagen Municipality (2011 – Present). Psychological supervisor, Den sikrede instituion Stevnsfortet, Region Sjælland (2012-Present). With DIS since 2011.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2019). DIS Course Assistant 2016. Department of psychiatry, Skt Hans Hospital, 2019. Emergency Department, Køge Hospital, 2019. With DIS Since 2016.
Cand.merc. (Copenhagen Business School, 1982). Head of Marketing, Faxe Brewery A/S, 1985-1989. Marketing Director, The Danish Brewery Group A/S, 1990-1996. Sales and Marketing Director, Royal Unibrew, 1997-2007. CEO and Owner, Imexpo. With DIS since 2007.
Master of Industrial Engineering and Economics, University of Flensburg, Germany, 2006. International Business Developer and Manager in Corporate Finance in the energy industry (2006-2011). Ph.D. student in energy economics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) since 2011. With DIS since 2012.
Health professional background, MPH, Hebrew University, Israel. - 3 decades of work experience with WHO at global and country level on PHC and HRH; with UNAIDS in Myanmar on HIV and Home Based Care; with UNICEF/Myanmar on evaluation of teaching programs; and with Danish Red Cross/Myanmar on HIV prevention. In Sri Lanka with IFRC, as Health Coordinator on Tsunami response operation and lately in Denmark on reception and welfare of asylum seekers. All of the above has provided me with a solid professional, academic and socio-political knowledge in health and human development. With DIS since 2020.
MSc. in Games (Technology track), IT University of Copenhagen 2018, BSc. In Games Technology, Coventry University, 2015. Research interests include systems for procedural generation of buildings in urban environments and developing mobile applications using different technologies such as Augmented Reality and Machine Learning. Assistant lecturer and Research assistant at IT University Copenhagen 2018, With DIS since 2019
Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2008). Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics. Research interests: Ethnographic, interactional sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, urban youth language, language and identities, poly-lingual practices, and language ideologies. With DIS since 2009.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bispebjerg Hospital 2014 (Copenhagen University Hospital). Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg Hospital 2015 (Copenhagen University Hospital). Research Assistent and pre-graduate scholarship, Research Department of Respiratory Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital 2011-2014. With DIS since 2016.
M.A. (African studies and Sociology of Religion, University of Copenhagen). Currently coordinator at the department of Anthropology, Copenhagen University. Special interests: Medical anthropology, chronic diseases and faith, HIV/AIDS counselling. With DIS Since 2011.
PsyD in Counselling Psychology (University of Regent’s College, London 2011). Ph.D. Counselling Psychology (University of Regent’s College London 2011). Chartered Counselling Psychologist (2012). Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Clinic within the National Health Services (Denmark, 2011). Specialized in Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Existential Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. With DIS since 2012.
PhD in European history, Harvard University, 1998. After several years as academic, Lisa Abend became a journalist and is currently a correspondent for TIME magazine. She contributes to several other magazines and newspapers and is author of The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria's elBulli. With DIS since 2014.
M.A., Clinical Psychology (University of Aarhus, 1993). Licensed clinical psychologist (1996).Has worked as a psychologist and neuropsychologist both in private practice and rehabilitations centers (1993-2009). Head of educational and teaching department, Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury (University of Copenhagen, 2009 - present). External Lecturer, Institute of Nordic Studies and Linguistics & Dept. of Psychology (University of Copenhagen, 2011 - present). Guest lecturer at DIS 2000-2012. With DIS since 2012.
M.Sc. and B.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Consultant in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). Board member of the Danish Association for Public Health Science (2015-present). With DIS since 2014.
MA in Psychology (1993, University of Copenhagen) and MA in Leadership and innovation (2015, Aarhus University & Copenhagen Business School). Attended a wide range of trainings in e.g. project management, managing knowledge workers, emotional intelligence in organizations, conflict management, etc. With DIS since 2019.
PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University 2012. Assistant professor at ITU Copenhagen since 2015. ERCIM Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (2012-2013) and Project Leader in the Media Technology and Interaction Design Department at the Royal Institute of Technology (2014). With DIS since 2019
Freelance photojournalist working for Danish and International media. Represented by VU Agency. BA in Photojournalism from Danish School of Media and Journalism (2008-2013). Recipient of numerous awards, including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year international, PDN Photo Annual and the Danish Crown Prince Couple's Rising Star Award. With DIS since 2015.
Architect M.Arch. (Master of Architecture, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, 2011). Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture, Academy of Applied Arts Utrecht, Holland 2005). Co-Curator at Copenhagen Architecture Festival (2015 - 2018). Team member at Failed Architecture research platform Amsterdam (2012 - 2017). Urban Incubator Association Belgrade (Project leader, Architect, Researcher 2013 - 14). With DIS since 2017.
Cand.comm. (Communication and Educational Studies, Roskilde University, 2004). B.A. (Speech and Communication, San Francisco State University, 1998). Interpreter and pedagogical supervisor for Turkish youth, Farum municipality, 1999-2000. With DIS since 2005.
Textile Designer (Denmark’s Design School, 1992). Has worked for H&M, Victoria's Secret, Hugo Boss, Romeo Gigli, and Hanne Bloch. Teaching positions with Designskolen Kolding and KADK, Denmark; Central St. Martins, England; Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway; University of Borås – The Swedish School of Textiles; and TextilLab, Holland. Currently Head of Bachelor Textile Design at KADK. With DIS since 2004.
PhD in Philosophy (University of East Anglia UK 2014) and MA in Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France 2010). Postdoctoral research at the Center for Philosophy of Science Pittsburgh (2014), at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE London (2015), and at the University of Copenhagen (2016-2018). Research focus on explanation in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, and computational modelling in systems biology and neuroscience. With DIS since 2016.
Architect MAA (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2003). Employment as design tutor and lecturer University of Sydney, Australia (2005-2007) and University of Technology, Sydney (2008-2012). Employment at Johnson Pilton Walker, Sydney (2003-2004), Richard Goodwin Studio, Sydney (2004-2006), 3xN, Copenhagen (2006-2007), Neeson Murcutt Architects, Sydney (2007-2010), Force4, Copenhagen (2010-2011) and EFFEKT, Copenhagen (2013-present). With DIS Since 2014.
Graphic Designer. Ordinary National Diploma (Portsmouth College of Art & Design, 1987). Degree in Visual Communication (Denmarks Design School, 1992). Worked at Bysted Design from 1989-1995. Self employed from 1995 with projects covering a wide variety of fields within graphic design. With DIS since 2017.
MA (Russian and History, University of Copenhagen 2004, graduated on Civil-Military relations in Russia, 1993-99). Associate professor at the Royal Danish Officer Academy (2011- ), Senior Advisor NordGEN at the Nordic Council of Ministers 2005-2009 on Russia and the CIS, Associate Professor Nordic Council of Ministers Petrazavodsk State University 1998, Exchange Student, Odessa (Ukraine), and St. Petersburg (1996-1997). Various positions as translator and leads many visits to Russia as well as several battlefield tours. Analyst on Russian matters in Danish news media. With DIS since 2015.
Matilde Lykkebo Petersen. PhD fellow in Cultural Studies (University of Southern Denmark). Cand.mag. (M.A.) in Cultural Studies and Communication (Roskilde University, 2014). My PhD deals with egg donation as a sensory, bodily and material practice in Danish fertility clinics, exploring kinship relations, body as property and norms about femininity and motherhood. With DIS since 2015.
Master of Arts (History, University of Copenhagen, 2005). Department for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Copenhagen 2003-2005. Editor and translator on www.armenocide.de. Author and co-author of books, articles, and book chapters on historical and conceptual aspects of genocide. With DIS since 2011.
BA in Photojournalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism. Fatamorgana, Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography. Teaches at workshops, lectures on projects, and works around the world. With DIS since 2015.
MA (Russian Language and Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2012). Teacher of Danish Language and Literature, Saint Petersburg University of Telecommunication, 2006. Assistant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of European Neighborhood and Russia, 2006-2009. With DIS since 2008.
B.Sc. (Midwifery, Metropolitan University College, 2009). B.Sc. (Anthropology, University of Aarhus, 2001). Currently pursuing Master’s degree in Anthropology (University of Copenhagen). Research assistant at Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital) 2009-present. Midwife and project coordinator at Holbæk Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital), 2011-present. With DIS since 2011.
Master of Arts in Visual Culture, University of Copenhagen, 2008. B.A. in Art History and Film and Media Studies, University of Aarhus, 2004. Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009-2014. External lecturer, University of Aalborg, 2011. Art Educator, National Gallery of Denmark, 2005-2009.
M. Sc. (Economics (Cand. Oecon), University of Aarhus, 1993). Trainee at the European Commission while studying, and since worked at Eksport Kredit Fonden (Export Credit Agency of Denmark), the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries and West Africa Growth Fund. Founder of international business consulting company and bio-tech company in Kenya. External lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and University of Copenhagen. Co-author of university text book “Strategic Investment and Finance”. With DIS since 2012.
Holds B.A. and M.A. in Theology from the University of Copenhagen and Pre-doctoral fellowship in cultural sociology from Yale University. His research focuses on religion & secularism, religious violence, and collective memory. His current research concerns death, cultural trauma and religious meaning making in the context of an armed conflict.
MBA (University of Birmingham Business School, U.K, 1997). B.S. (Civil Engineering Management, University of Wolverhampton, U.K, 1994). Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, U.K. Founder & CEO, Earthshine Solutions Ltd, 2006 - Present. Lecturer, Lund University and Copenhagen Business School. Advisory Board Member, University of Oslo, 2015 - Present. With DIS since 2015.
M.S.c Landscape Architect, Genova University (2013). Consultant, Landscape Architecture studios in Italy. Created an organization based on redevelopment of abandoned landscape and environmental education (META). Intern at Jac Studios, consultant at the urban design firm CITITEK. Now she is co-founder of COurban design collective. With an interest in co-creation, data collection and data analysis Michela is committed to applying human scale approaches to the physical design of urban spaces. With DIS since 2016.
M.A., Modern Culture and Cultural Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2008), B.A. Comparative Literature (University of Copenhagen, 2003). Freelance writer and advisor - focusing on public and political agenda setting on topics related to cyber culture and children's digital rights. Years of professional experience with various elements of strategic communications from Campaigning and Fundraising at the Danish Refugee Council to CSR Advising and Public Affairs at WWF. Mie has worked with political communication for one of Denmark's strongest private lobby firms as well as working inside the political arena at the Communications Department for the Mayor under the Municipality of Copenhagen.
Architect and Industrial Designer (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1987). +20 years of experience in design management, innovation, communication and leadership. Design manager and project manager in DSB - Danish State Railways, 1998-1999, Head of Design Vision Lab in DSB, Director of Design in DSB, Founding Partner in FUHR, 2011. With DIS since 2013.
M.Sc. Economics (University of Copenhagen), MBA (Melbourne Business School). Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in the field of control, growth, and creativity. Assistant Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. Lecturer at University of Copenhagen. Previous employment: A.P. Moller - Maersk (controller / manager), Entrepreneur, ReD Associates (Consultant / Finance Manager). With DIS since 2013.
Morten holds an MSc. from University of Copenhagen. Morten has 20 years+ of experience working on international food policy. He has worked for the United Nations and held positions in the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. He has been posted to the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN and WTO in Geneva. Further, he has worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Danish farmers and food industry and for the Biotech industry – both in Brussels. Currently he holds a position as Senior Food Policy Advisor at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council. With DIS since 2019.
Ph.D. (Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009). Cand.mag. (Scandinavian Studies, Film and Media Theory, University of Copenhagen, 1997). Lecturer in Media History and Non-fiction Theory at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2008.
Morten King-Grubert. Master (International Business, Aarhus University, 2006), credits from Vienna University of Economics and University of California, Los Angeles. Danish born globalist, who has studied, lived and worked abroad for more than 7 years. Previous: Senior Export Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teamleader and Head of Innovation & Business Development at Copenhagen Capacity, Managing Director Creamfinance Denmark. Currently: Senior Strategic Advisor at Stockholm based start-up Future Place Leadership. With DIS since Fall 2014.
Cand.mag. (History of Literature, Modern Culture and Philosophy, University of Aarhus, 2003). Former editor of Lettre Internationale. With DIS since 2013.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2012). Clinical Research Fellow, Center for Cancer Immune Therapy, Department of Oncology, Herlev Hospital (2015). With DIS since 2018.
Graphic designer (Denmark's Design School, 1986). Master of professional development and professional education (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Management studies (DR). Launched the MA Programme, Visual Culture & Identity at KADK Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (2013-2016). Head of Institute of Communication Design, Denmark's Design School (2001-2007). Head of design at Bysted (2007-2009) and at DR TV (1997-2001). Currently working on a Ph.D. about public visual identity. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. (Sociology of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 1998). Mag.art. (Sociology of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 1984). Associate Professor and Director of Studies, Department of History of Religion, University of Copenhagen. With DIS 1990-1997 and since 2000.
Cand. Mag (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2014). CMO in FoodScene & Owner of communications agency Mediagama. Previous positions include Creative Content Specialist at hummel (2017), Digital Director at Cover Magazine (2015-2016), Features Director at DANSK Magazine (March 2012- Dec 2015). With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Research Consultant at UNESCO, Paris and Nairobi, and International Committee of the Red Cross, 1986-2002. Assistant Professor, Center for Epidemiology and Screening, University of Copenhagen, 2002–present. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2017). Postdoc (w. diploma in educational theory and practice) and lecturer, University of Copenhagen, 2010-2018. Research stay at UC Berkeley, 2011-2012. Emphasis in research on relations – past and present – between literature, philosophy, politics, gender, and the making of identity and community. With DIS since 2018.
Graphic Designer (Visual communication, BA, Art Center College of Design 2009-2011, Danish School of Media and Journalism 2013-2014) Freelance at own studio since 2012. Art Director Assistant at Spread Studio (2014), Art Director at 2+1 (2015). Graphic designer at Rune Fjord Studio (2016-present). With DIS since 2016.
M.Sc., Interior Design (Pratt Institute, 2010), B.A. cum laude Art History, English (Wellesley College, 2004). External Lecturer, Furniture Design Workshop, DIS, 2013-2016. Business Development Coordinator, Henning Larsen Architects, 2013-2016. Business Development Coordinator, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, 2016. With DIS since 2012.
M.A. in Law (University of Amsterdam, 2005). Socially Responsible Investment Adviser, Nykredit Bank (2009-2010), Senior Engagement Manager, GES Investment Services (2010-2016). Current: Head of Business Conduct Engagement, GES International. External lecturer at DIS since 2013. Faculty member at DIS since 2016.
B.A. Public health science, University of Copenhagen (2016). Special focus on the intersections of race, gender and reproductive health. She has participated in research regarding encounters between midwives and migrant women in the Danish prenatal care system. Guest lecturer at DIS since 2015, as well as a recurring guest lecturer at Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen. Nazila is co-founder and editor of Friktion, feminist magazine for gender, bodies and culture. She is also a literary critic and frequent contributor at the largest Danish daily newspaper, Politiken. With DIS since 2017. On leave Fall 2019.
LLB (Honours), University of Glasgow, 1999; Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law, 2000. Has co-owned business for the last decade advising small and medium sized companies on structuring, international expansion and M & A. With DIS since Spring 2016.
MA (Scandinavian Philology, 2005). BA (Lithuanian and Danish Philology, U. of Vilnius, 1996). Program Director of Environment, Politics, and Society programs at DIS. Faculty for Danish Language and Culture and Rebel Nations at DIS. International student advisor, Copenhagen University (2004-2005). Lithuanian language instructor, Baltisk Oplysnings Forbund (2002-2006). Employment at DFDS Transport A/S (1997-2004). With DIS since 2005.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015) and clinical researcher at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.
Cand.polit. (Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1979). Secretary General and CEO, The Danish Brewers Association and The Danish Softdrink Association. Counsellor of Embassy, Deputy to the Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU, 1992-1996. With DIS 1988-1992 and since 2002.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014) and researcher at Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rigshospitalet and Gentofte Hospital. With DIS since 2016.
Certified Teacher of Danish as a Foreign and Second Language, (Danish University of Education, 2002). With DIS since 2002. Currently on leave.
Cand.mag. (Rhetoric, University of Copenhagen, 2006). M.A. (Intelligence and International Security, King's College London, 2005). Chief Analyst with the private intelligence company Risk Intelligence, specializing in maritime security. With DIS since 2007.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). PhD student in Neurology at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup and Dermatology at Gentofte Hospital. Research in migraine and the skin disorder rosacea. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Danish Headache Center, Dept. of Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup since 2017. With DIS since 2019.
M.A. (Communication and International Development, University of Roskilde, 2001), B.A. (Business Administration, University of San Diego, 1995). Communications Advisor, Sampension, 2001-2002. Communication Advisor, Ballerup Kommune, 2002-2011. Communication Advisor, Danish Refugee Council, 2011-2016. With DIS since January 2017.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). BSc in Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet (2018). Previous positions: Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde (2017). Emergency Department, Zealand University Hospital, Køge (2016). Research interests: stem cells and regenerative medicine. With DIS since 2018.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017), Registrar, Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg Hospitals since 2017. Resident supervisor. With DIS since 2019.
Dr.phil. & Mag.art. (History, University of Copenhagen, 1993 & 1979). Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 1992.
Master in Law (Copenhagen University, 1991). Past Work experience includes: Partner Group Manager (2002-2005) & Business Manager (2005-2008) both at Microsoft DK; VP Sales at ScanJour A/S (2008-2011), VP Sales Europe at Medical Insight A/S (2011-2012). Current Founder/Partner at COO Consulting (2012-). With DIS since 2016.
BA in Photojournalism form the Danish School of Media and Journalism (2007-2011), Pathshala, South Asian Institute of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010), Fatamorgana, Danish School of Documentary and Art Photography (2006). Photojournalist at Berlingske Tidende (2008-2010). Has worked as a freelance photographer since 2011 and since 2015 been part of the artist collective "Sara, Peter & Tobias". With DIS since 2018.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen 1985), Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1998). Specialist in Gastroenterology and in Internal Medicine (2001). Chief physician, Frederiksberg Hospital 2001-2012. Chief physician, The Abdominal Centre, Bispeberg Hospital (part of Copenhagen University Hospital) since 2012. Research in digestion in health and diseases. Clinical tutor for junior and senior residents since 1992, clinical associate professor (Copenhagen University) since 2007. With DIS since 2004.
Master (Strategy, Organisation and Leadership;Copenhagen Business School, 2001), BA (Communication, Colorado State University, 1993). Previously employed as General Manager at From Function, Rosendahl A/S (2004-2006), International Brand Director at Pandora A/S (2006-2008), Joint CEO at Munio/Rainforest Protection Initiative (2008-2012), Head of Department at Profilrejser (2013-2014). Present Managing Director of Kinraden since 2014 as well as External Lecture at Copenhagen Business School. With DIS since 2015.
PhD. Social Anthropology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2014). MSc. International Health Policy (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008). Postdoctoral research fellow in medical humanities at Lund University (2016-present). Researcher in global health at Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016). Researcher in health, development and security at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2011-2016). Research assistant in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011). With DIS since 2016.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2012), Department of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology, Bispebjerg Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2012.
MSc in Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde University. Project Manager in Den Sociale Kapitalfond, a Danish pioneer and market leader in social impact investments. Part of the team which is developing the first commercial fund for social impact investments in Denmark.
MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics (University of Copenhagen). Working as a GIS analyst and drone pilot in the Department of Sustainable Development, City of Copenhagen. His primary work is in climate adaptation projects, ensuring public participation and creation of high detailed drone generated geodata. Former member of the student association for Physical Geography with University of Copenhagen. Former position with the Copenhagen Municipality in the Climate Adaptation Unit under the Technical and Environmental Administration Works with GIS at the climate adaptation unit in the municipality of Copenhagen and at Energy and Water – Greater Copenhagen Science Centre. With DIS since 2016.
Architect MAA/Urban Design Master (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 2003). Extensive national/international experience with large-scale masterplans, building design and public space projects. Worked in leading positions at many firms including White Architects and Gehl Architects. Today, Partner at arki_lab, consulting on global urban design projects. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D. in Development Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2014; MSc. International Development, University of Amsterdam, 2007. Currently an Assistant Professor in European Environmental Policy at the University of Copenhagen. Has worked mainly in academia including at the University of East Anglia (2017-2018), University of Michigan (2016), and University of Copenhagen (2010-2016). Also worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2007-2010). Motivated by the perspectives and debates of Feminist Political Ecology and Environmental Justice, and by volunteerism and justice-based activism. With DIS since 2019.
Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1993). B.Eng. – Civil, McGill University, Montreal (1985). Currently Special Advisor with International Federation for Housing and Planning [IFHP], working with IFHP in various capacities since 2005. A long range of experience advocating for better cities and built environments through the world of philanthropy, non-profits, academia & private practice; as conference organizer; curator; publisher, editor & writer; teacher and critic. Positions of trust include Gehl Institute Board Member. With DIS since 2002.
Ph.D. (Sense-making Strategies and User-driven Innovations in Virtual Worlds, Roskilde University, 2012), M.Sc. (Digital Media and Industrial Design, Istanbul Technical University, 2007), B.ID. (Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, 2004). Visiting researcher at the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, Stanford University (2011) and Eindhoven University of Technology (2006). With DIS since 2014.
PhD & MA (University of Copenhagen, 2008 & 2003). Associate Professor (Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2013.
M.F.A., creative writing, Lesley College, Cambridge USA (2009), Teaching Diploma from EU’s screenwriting program North by Northwest, Copenhagen (2004), B.F.A. major in dance and performance, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston U.S.A (1981). Chairwoman of The Danish Theater Council and member of The Danish Arts Council (2003-2007).
Since moving to Denmark in 1981, Leman has been working as playwright, screenwriter as well as theater, radio and TV director. Her plays have been performed throughout Europe and the U.S.A. and she has received several awards for her work. With DIS since 2018.
Architect (Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, 2002). Worked at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas between 2002 and 2004 and with the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson between 2005 and 2011. From 2011 to 2014 he was an assistant professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2009 Ricardo founded the multidisciplinary platform KWY. Recent projects include curating and participating in the exhibition 'techne, n.: A convergence between art, craftsmanship and architecture' at Den Frie in Copenhagen.
MSc International Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Analyst in PKA, one of the largest pension funds in Denmark and front runner of responsible and sustainable investments.
PhD in Psychology (2005) from Osmania University, India. Worked as faculty and consultant in the areas of psychology, leadership and organizational development across South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In Denmark since 2010. Chief Consultant at the Living Institute and External Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School. Faculty member with the Department of Psychology at DIS since 2013.
Artist and curator. MA (Fine Arts, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2004), BA (Fine Arts and Printmaking, National College Of Arts, Pakistan, 2000). Swansea Print Workshop Studio Manager and Art Teacher, 2004-2007. Print Making/ Fine Arts Teacher, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Islamabad , 2001-2002, lecturer at Swansea University, UK, 2005-2006, and Gorseinon College, UK, 2005-2007. Exhibited in UK, U.S, Denmark, Dubai and Pakistan. With DIS since 2014.
MFA in Photography at University of Hartford (2016). B.A. in Photojournalism from The Danish School of Media and Journalism (2010). Photojournalist at Jyllands-Posten (2007-2008). Recipient of a Cultural exchange Scholarship for photography studies at FAMU in Prague (2009). Has worked as a freelance photographer since 2010. With DIS since 2015.
Cand. Soc. in Development and International Relations, Global Refugee Studies from Aalborg University (2013). Worked with ethnic minority integration in the Copenhagen Municipality and in civil society organizations focusing on youth activism. Currently working as project coordinator in Sabaah, a volunteer-based organization for LGBTQ people with ethnic minority background in Denmark. With DIS since 2015.
M.A. in English and Gender Studies and a B.A. in English and Minority Studies (University of Copenhagen 2014 and 2010). Worked as a research Assistant at the Co-ordination for Gender Research at The University of Copenhagen and as an editorial assistant at the research journal ’Women, Gender & Research. With DIS since 2015. Currently working as the assistant program director of Gender & Sexuality. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Terrestrial Ecology and Arctic Climate Change, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Arctic ecology research in Northeast Greenland and Western Greenland 2008-2018. Worked with communication and teaching since 2007. With DIS since 2019.
Dip.Arch (Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow University, UK, 2008). BA Hons including exchange year to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2007). Assistant Architect at Groves Raines Architects 2006-2007. Assistant Architect at Frank Harmon Architect pa, NC, USA 2009. Collaboration with arki_lab, Copenhagen 2012. Urban Design Journal and Visual Journal Lecturer at DIS, 2010-2014. Architect at Schulze + Grassov, Copenhagen 2014. Founder of sradrawings 2016. With DIS since 2010.
Studying Fine Woodworking, NEXT Copenhagen, Copenhagen Technical College. Participant in the exhibition "Skud på stammen 2016", collaborations between designers and cabinetmakers. Founder of OE Lund. With DIS since 2016.
Cand. Scient. Soc. (International Development Studies and Public Administration) Roskilde University 2009. Department and Project Coordinator at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) working on projects in Afghanistan. With DIS since 2012.
Sigurd Lauridsen has a background in philosophy and holds a PhD in public health ethics from the University of Copenhagen. He is currently working as a research manager and senior consultant at the National Institute of Public Health in Denmark. He has been teaching at DIS for several years.
Architect and advocate of Cities for People, with an MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning from Aalborg University and MSc in Architecture from Bucharest and Bordeaux. Her professional profile includes a collaboration with KANT architects, owner of an architecture studio with focus on sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her passion is sharing knowledge and creating better living environments. With DIS since 2015.
Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen). Presently working as a head of section at the Ministry of Finance, where we is responsible for international climate finance and covers a range of EU policy issues, including climate, energy and environment. He has previously worked at the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building. In this capacity he has participated in the international negotiations on climate change under the UNFCCC. He has also worked at the Danish Embassy in Beijing. Before joining DIS faculty, Jacobsen has been an instructor in International Relations at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2013.
Architect MAA (Aarhus School of Architecture, 2014). Own practice since 2014 working with a phenomenological focus and experimental approach in architectural assignments, competitions, and artistic work from stay at artist residencies. Former employed at SLETH, AVPD, BriqGroup. With DIS since 2016.
MD (University of Copenhagen, 2012), PhD in Neurology, (2016). Research in migraine headaches. Danish Headache Center & Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2012.
Ph.D. (Economics, University of Copenhagen Denmark, 2007). Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School , Department of Economics, since 2007. Visiting scholar at University of Chigaco, Stanford University and University of Central Florida. Published in several journals, such as American Economic Review, Econometrica, International Economic Review and Experiental Economics.
Cand.mag. (History and History of Art, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Attached to The Danish Royal Collection at Rosenborg and Chr.VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg as Assistant Curator since 1998. With DIS since 2011.
Ph.D. (International Development Studies, Roskilde University, 2002). Senior Researcher, Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT). With DIS since 2008.
Cand. Scient. Soc. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). BSc and MSc Political Sociology (London School of Economics, 2006). Lecturer at Copenhagen University and specializing in irregular migration in Scandinavia. Research experience in the area of migration and immigration, including projects in East and Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. (Geophysics, University of Copenhagen, 2006). M.Sc. (Geophysics, University of Copenhagen, 2002). Assoc. professor and coordinator at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute. With DIS since 2011.
Cand.merc. (International Business, Copenhagen Business School, 1999). Marketing Research Consultant, Harrigan-Bodick, Inc. New York, 2000- 2001. TNS Gallup A/S Copenhagen, 2002-2006. External Lecturer, Copenhagen Business School, 2003-2005. With DIS since 2006.
PhD in Glaciology (University of Copenhagen). Educated at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute and works with ice core analysis and ice flow models. Participated in ice core drillings in Greenland and Antarctica since she was a grad student. With DIS since 2013.
Cand.mag. et art. (Danish, English, History of Art, University of Copenhagen, 1983 and 2002). Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 1979. Program director of Danish Language and Culture at DIS 2004-2017. With DIS 1983-1991.
Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Employment with PLH Architects, Homann Architects. Since 1988, own office specialising in visualization and project presentation for clients in Denmark and abroad. With DIS since 2012.
PhD (History, Roskilde University, 2017). MA (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2008), MA (Danish as Foreign Language, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Is also teaching at Roskilde University and the University of Copenhagen and has been a visiting scholar at Humboldt University. Has published two books; one on the gaucho stories of Jorge Luis Borges and one on the representation of Jewishness in the Danish-Jewish fin-de-siécle intellectual Georg Brandes' writings. With DIS since 2019.
Ph.D in Middle East Studies (2009). Chief Consultant at the Danish Defense and formerly research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies (University of Southern Denmark) and postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS, Copenhagen). Expertise in terrorism and Islamist militancy in the Middle East. With DIS since 2011.
Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Aarhus). Presently working as a special adviser in the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building. He is also engaged in the work on climate finance and in establishing the Green Climate Fund. Søren is a member of the newly established Standing Committee for Finance under the UNFCCC. As administrator in the European Commission, DG Trade, he worked as a trade negotiator representing the EU in the WTO talks on trade in services, in particular in the field of international transport services and the related bilateral matters, as well as the development of related European legislation. With DIS since 2013.
MD, PhD Fellow with a research interest in neurovascular signaling pathways (Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup). Thien has previously taught medical students at the University of Copenhagen and at the Copenhagen Academy of Medical Education and Simulation. With DIS Since 2020.
Thomas Bolander, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). In 2006, he received the "teacher of the year" award at DTU. In the period 2009-2013 he was director of studies at the Copenhagen University Extension, and 2011-2014 part-time employed as educational developer at LearningLab DTU, taking part in developing and teaching the Education in University Teaching at DTU. Thomas Bolander is furthermore book reviews editor of the Springer journal Studia Logica, and scientific advisor for the Science & Cocktails initiative.
Architect, industrial designer (Royal Academy, 1990). Denmarks School of Journalism 1988. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 1989. Own office from 1991 to 2002 and again since 2009. Director of design futures Lego Company 2002-04, associate professor at Aarhus School of Architecture 2004-09. Visiting professor at Umeå Institute of Design 2010-11. Author of numerous books on design and innovation. With DIS 1993-97 and from 2017.
Cand.mag. (Philosophy, Syddansk Universitet, 2002). Former Communications Manager for Moment human resourcing, Senior Consultant with Infomedia strategic consulting and MEP Press Officer Nyt Europa. Current Public Relations Manager with ASE. With DIS since 2012.
Mag.art. (Classical Archaeology, University of Copenhagen, 1984). External lecturer in art history at the University of Copenhagen, 1985-1998. External lecturer in classical archaeology at the University of Southern Denmark, 1998-2000. With DIS since 2006.
Cand.mag (French and Culture Journalism, Copenhagen University). Modules in Danish as a second language. Tina has worked as a Danish instructor many years in her own company in. Translator for the State Department and interpreter for the Danish Police. Tina has a background as a business consultant in local businesses and tourism. With DIS since 2018.
Architect, M.A.A./M.D.D. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1992). Worked in various offices in Germany, South Africa, Namibia and Denmark. Own office since 1992. With DIS since 2005.
Cand.ling.merc in German (Århus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, 1998). Degree in English (University of Southern Denmark, 1994). Master’s programme in Teaching Danish as Second Language for Adults (University of Copenhagen, 2009). Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 2002. Own link2danish offering courses in Danish language and culture to private organizations since 2011. With DIS since 2012.
PhD, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen, 2013); M.Sc. and B.Sc Public Health (University of Copenhagen 2004/2002). Project manager (Roskilde Hospital, Region Sjælland 2013-15), Consultant (Municipality of Gladsaxe, 2002-2007). With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (Garden History, Reading University, UK, 1996). B.Sc. (Horticulture, Reading University, UK, 1990.) Independent lecturer on garden and plant history since 1994. Author of eight books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles on the subjects of garden and plant history and design. With DIS since 2010.
PhD (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam (2008). Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen (2010 – Present). With DIS since 2012.
BA from The Danish School of Journalism, 2003. Author and freelance writer, primarily working with documentary, reportage and long-form journalism. With DIS since 2017.
Cand.mag. (M.A. in History, University of Copenhagen, 2003). With the Danish Jewish Museum, 2007-2008. Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Department for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2003-2005. Researcher, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research, 2000-2003. With DIS since 2008.
Ph.D. (Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2008). M.Sc. (Oceanography, Florida State University, 1998). Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1998-2006. Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2008-present. With DIS since 2011.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1992). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1996). Chief Physician, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurophysiology Center, Dept of Neurology, Roskilde University Hospital. With DIS since 2003.
Ph.D. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 1994). Former Vice Rector at the University of Greenland (2010-2013). Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen since 2013, researching Developments in Greenland and the Arctic. With DIS since 2014.
PhD researcher at the Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science, University of Copenhagen. Visiting researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), MScEng in Digital Media Engineering from DTU. Former research assistant at the Uri Alon lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Former Data Scientist at Trustpilot, and seasoned teaching assistant in academia. His current research focuses on pattern detection and behavior prediction in multimodal social network data.
MD, PhD, MSc, Ass. Professor at the University of Copenhagen.
Cand.jur. (Law, University of Copenhagen, 2006). European Legal Diploma, University of Kent, 2003. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command-Afghanistan, 2009. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command - Maritime operations, 2008. Deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009. With DIS since 2010.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Currently: Residency in Gastrointestinal surgery at Herlev Hospital, researcher at Pediatrics Oncology Lab (Bonkolab) at Rigshospitalet and chairman of The Stethoscope, a radio program for medical professionals. Previously: Researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Clinical Genetics Department at Rigshospitalet, doctor in the psychiatric emergency room at Bispebjerg Hospital, and former DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.
PhD, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2002-2004). Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (2014-present). Leader of Group of Brain Development and Disease. Chairman of DANWISE (Danish Society for Women in Science).
M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2011). Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy education (Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology, 2012). Worked as a clinical psychologist in various institutions and taught as an external lecturer at “The Higher School of Psychology” in Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology. In Denmark since 2015. I work with children, adolescents and adults, conducting individual and group therapy in private practice and as a volunteer in NEFOS. You can find out more on my website: psyhelp.dk. With DIS since 2017.
PhD in Political Science 2005 (University of Copenhagen, KU). Senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS (2012-), where she runs the Velux-sponsored research project ‘World of the Right’. Prior to that, research positions at KU (2009-12), Center for Military Studies (2006-2009), and Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark (2005-06). Visiting research fellowships at the University of Berkeley, the London School of Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, and the National Defense Academy in Washington DC. Vibeke is the author of a very wide range of reports, policy briefs, peer-reviewed articles and books, including Geopolitical Amnesia: The Rise of the Right and the Crisis of Liberal Memory, McGill-Queens University Press (2020). With DIS from 2019.
Ph.D. (Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, 1996). Mag.scient. (Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, 1988). Associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen (1993-present).
BA (Business, State University of New York, College at Buffalo, 1989). Founder & Director of GCMS - Developed a practical & challenging trading diploma program that has been adopted by & taught at elite EU & Asian universities (Professor at Nanjing Audit University). Various Management positions such as Regional Manager for teams of Investment Advisors servicing North America & Middle East Regions, Training Consultant. Headed the Trader Training Program at Saxo Bank (2008). ACI Dealing Certificate (Distinction) as well as NASD-Series 3 license.
M.D. from the University of Copenhagen in July 2016. Under my residency I have been employed at the gastroenterology surgical unit, Herlev Hospital and subsequently General Practice, Bagsvaerd. Currently I am employed in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and consultant at a specialist doctor level in the Emergency Department, Bispebjerg Hospital. From January 1st I am employed in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital. With DIS Since 2020.