The majority of the faculty at DIS are hired as part-time instructors, while also holding permanent jobs in academia, government, the public sector and the professions. All have final university degrees qualifying them to teach at Danish universities. Meet our faculty below.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hvidovre Hospital. With DIS since 2015.
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). Department of General Surgery, Herlev Sygehus. Experience working as a research-assistant in developing countries and the International Medical Cooperation Committee. With DIS since 2013.
Ironmongery (CEU technical school 2003). A.K Design + business technologist (VIA University College Design and business 2013) Italian Design course (Politecnico di Milano 2013), Co-Founder of design studio FEM (2013). With DIS since 2014.
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, and London: reading the City that focuses on reading London as a text, 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.
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.
B.A. and M.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.
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. Law studies at the University of Madrid; Course of Democratic Development and Governance, Stanford University. External lecture at DIS since 2009. Faculty member at DIS since 2014.
Architect, Co-Founder and Director U67, a research-based practice. U67 works in scales from urban to exhibition design (among others, La Biennale of Venice, 2014) and architectural visualization working on private assignments, competitions and publications (Lars Müller Publishers, Abitare Magazine, Domus Magazine, San Rocco Magazine). Assistant Professor, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy (2010-13) and NMBU University in Ås, Norway (2014-15); Mentor, Alta Scuola Politecnica, Italy (2015-16). 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.
Ph.D. (Department of Literature, Stockholm University, 2016). M.A. (Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, 1999). Instructor at the Department of Gender Studies at Stockholm University (2010-2013, 2015-current) as well as the 'Gender in Swedish Culture and Society' course at The Swedish Program from 2008-2016. Fields of research interest include gender perspectives in cultural studies, Swedish and international literature, and history. With DIS since 2016.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Department of Cardiology, Hvidovre Hospital. Resident substitute at the Surgical Department, Bornholms Hospital. Childrens’ respiratory assistant, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). Rigshospitalet. Previous Course Assistant (2016). With DIS since 2016.
Medical Doctor (M.D.), (University of Copenhagen, 2014) Ph.D. student at the Multiple Sclerosis center, Department of Neurology at Copenhagen University Hospital. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Ph.D (Sociology, University of Copenhagen 2016), MA in Sociology (2008-2011, University of Copenhagen) . Her PhD dissertation explores changing family practices and mating patterns through the examination of the experiences of Danish men who are intimate partners of career-oriented women. Visiting scholar at The Center of Studies of Men and Masculinities, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University, New York (2014). Member of the Danish think tank Knowlegde about Men. Editor and founder of Danish feminist magazine Friktion - magazine for gender, bodies and culture. With DIS since 2015.
PhD 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 Socioligy, Northeastern University, 2004. 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.
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.
M.S. (Economic Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, 2011). One study abroad semester (MBA course at Pacific Lutheran University WA, 2009). B.S. (Business Administration and Economics, Copenhagen Business School, 2008). Cambridge CAE Sydney, 2005. Worked as Account Manager at Smart & co. from 2011-2013. With DIS since 2010.
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). PhD (University of Southern Denmark 2015). Fellowship in Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup. Research fellow at the Endocrine Research Unit, Nordsjællands Hospital, Hillerød. Research in diabetes, cognitive neuropsychology and neurophysiology. With DIS since 2010.
Ph.D. (Ancient DNA, Ice Cores and Climate Change), University of Copenhagen, 2011. M.Sc. (Conservation, evolution and population genetics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Post.Doc. at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, 2011-2013. Founder of Wilderness Inspire (2014). Consultant on citizen science and sustainable tourism with NORDECO (2014). Sales and product manager at Arctic Friend/Culture Adventure (2015). With DIS since 2015.
M.A., Langugage Psychology (University of Copenhagen 2009); Postgraduate studies, Discourse & Argumentation Studies (University of Amsterdam 2007); B.A., European Ethnology with an elective in Rhetoric (University of Copenhagen 2005). Independent communications advisor since 2015. Professional experience from various NGO's and as Senior Advisor in Denmark's largest communications agency. Specializes in cause-based communication and political organizations.
M.Sc. in Psychology, (University of Stockholm, 1988 - 1993). Specialist training in Organizational Psychology and Identity-Oriented Psychotrauma therapy. The first part of her career has been in clinical work, mainly in the public sector. Among other things she has worked with adolescents with psychiatric diagnoses in residential care and multi-problematic families. The last ten years she has worked as an organizational consultant, first in an international consultancy company, where she became Head of Consultants and member of the executive management team. In addition she has worked with personality assessments and management team development internationally, in the Nordics, Russia, Ukraine and the US. Since 2011 she has been self-employed as a clinical and organizational consultant. With DIS since 2016.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). Internship in Orthopedic Department, Herlev University Hospital. European Union Coordinator, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, since 2012. DIS Course Assistant, 2013-2014. With DIS since 2013.
Master of Law from University of Copenhagen, an MBA from California State University and a Certificate in Directing from 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-fellow in neurobiology with Danish Research Center for Magnetic Stimulation (DRCMR) and Center for Integrated Molecular Brain Imaging (CIMBI). M.Sc. Neurobiology ( University of Copenhagen, 2006). B.A. Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2004). With DIS from 2012.
Cand.jur. (LLM., University of Aarhus, Denmark). Bar exam passed 2001. Attorney-at-law at JuraToGo. Judge at the Refugee Appeals Board since 2001. Associated professor at University of Copenhagen in Refugee Law and Civil Procedure since 2010.
Mag.art. (History of Religion, University of Copenhagen, 2006), specializing in Nordic Religions and Scandinavian Folklore. She teaches Nordic Mythology and 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.
Master of Political Science from the University of Aarhus, 1994. External lecturer at Roskilde University (RUC) in Political Science, 1995-1996, 2004-2012. Research Librarian at the Royal Library in political science, 1996-98, 2001-2002. Secretary at the Danish Parliament for a member of the Christian Democrats, 2004. External lecturer in Political Science at the Danish Army Academy 2006-2014. Master student in International Law and Security, SDU, Odense since 2012. With DIS since 2014.
Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1993). M.Arch (University of Washington, 1995). Practicing architect. Own office since 2004. With DIS since 1999.
M.D., Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2007/2014). Clinical Oncology Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Næstved Hospital. With DIS since 2014.
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, 2015), M.P.H (School of Public Health, Health Administration & Policy, University of Minnesota, 2012). Senior Medical Writer (H. Lundbeck A/S since 2015). Scientific Consultant (H. Lundbeck A/S and the University of Chicago, 2012-2015). 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 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. (Social Anthropology, University of Lund 2013, BA, 2010) with a background in Health and Nutrition, (Suhrs Seminarium, Copenhagen, 2006). Since 2008 Camilla has worked as a Cultural Health Adviser in Japan and Spain and as an anthropologist designing, running and analyzing quantitative and qualitative studies in Copenhagen. One example of studies is how to encourage health workers to share their innovative ideas with other health workers to improve treatment. Besides working at DIS, she is working as an anthropologist in the Prevention Department in Danish Cancer Society. 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.
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Ca, USA (1992). Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Neuropsychology, UCLA/Ceder-Sinai Medical Center, Ca., USA (2000/2). Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ca, USA & Denmark. Specialist and Supervisor in Adult Neuropsychology (Denmark). Previous Head of Research at Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury, Copenhagen University, Denmark. I have worked clinically conducting assessments and individual, family and group therapy in private practice, clinics and hospitals. Clients have included children, adolescents, adults and older adults in psychological, neurological and psychiatric settings. I have taught at various Danish universities and have supervised both psychology students and psychologists in their clinical and research work, in addition to teaching and supervising professionals in clinical practice. With DIS since 1999.
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.
Cand.mag. (History and Russian Philology, Universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, 1977). Research Associate, University of Copenhagen, 1977-83. Visiting Adjunct Professor, American University, Washington, D.C., 1986. Carlsberg Foundation Research Scholarship, 2000. With DIS since 1983.
Cand. mag (Experience Economy and Culture of Events, University of Aarhus, 2011). BA (Comparative Literature, University of Aarhus, 2007). Social Entrepreneur and Project Manager at TAG DEL a platform for digital co-creation and user driven innovation. Founder at Blaffernationen - a social movement and creative campaign on hitchhiking in Denmark.
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.
M.D., DMSci (University of Copenhagen), Senior researcher with particular interest in diabetes, gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology, metabolism, diabetes treatment and drug development (University of Copenhagen and Novo Nordisk), 10+ years of experience as university teacher and course developer (University of Copenhagen). Developed post-graduate diabetes education for doctors (Steno Diabetes center). With DIS since 2016.
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.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery Karolinska Institutet and Visiting Research Professor at the Cell Therapy Institute/Center for Collaborative Research, Nova Southeastern University, FL, USA. PhD from Lund University in Experimental Surgery (2005) and research background in transplantation, vascular matrix biology, regenerative medicine and atherosclerosis. With DIS since 2016.
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.
PhD in Art History, Uppsala University, 2004. Lecturer in Art History and Research Leader of the Cultural theory stream at the Centre of Baltic and Est European Studies at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University. The Author of The Global Art World, Inc. On the Globalization of Contemporary Art, 2004. Co-author of Regionality/Mondiality, Perspectives on Art, Aesthetics and Globalization, 2014. With DIS Copenhagen since 2015.
Cand. mag. (English, Odense U., 2000). Teaching position (English and Danish), Copenhagen (2002-05). Tour Leader, EF Educational Tours, UK (1998-2000). UK Area Manager, EF Educational Tours, Netherlands (2000-01). With DIS since 2005.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). First year resident in pediatrics at Roskilde University Hospital. Previous experience in general practice, abdominal surgery and internal medicine. Extensive experience in global health including the World Health Organization and the United Nations. With DIS since 2013.
Ph.D. (English, University of Glasgow), M.A. (Medieval Studies, University of Connecticut and English, Loyola University in Chicago), B.A. (English, Baldwin-Wallace College). Professor and Chair of English at Gettysburg College. Author of 'Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain' (Oxford 2001), 'Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might' (Praeger 2011), 'The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother' (Reaktion 2016), and 'American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore' (ABC-CLIO 2016), with a new book on King Arthur currently under contract. With DIS as a guest lecturer since spring 2012.
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.
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.
MSc. in Publich Health science and a PhD in health sciences. 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 holds a great interest in adolescent health as well as policy mechanisms in health promotion and disease prevention. With DIS since 2016.
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.
MBA (Business Administration and Management, Harvard Business School, 1983). B.A. (Niels Brock Commercial Academy, 1979). Independent corporate finance professional (2012); Head of M&A, Royal Unibrew (2007-2012); Director of Corporate Finance, KPMG (2007); Partner at Capitellum (1988 – 2006); Consultant at McKinsey & Company DK (1983-1987); Export Assistant at Danish Consulate General in New York City (1979 - 1981). With DIS since 2013.
M.Sc. Economics (University of Copenhagen, 1998). MBA (Copenhagen Business School, 2004). CEO (Rehfeld Partners, 1998-present). With DIS since 2014.
B.A Fine Arts, Deakin University Australia 1995-98. B.A Industrial Design, RMIT, Australia 2005-07. M.A Furniture and Spatial Design, Denmark´s Design school 2009-11. Founder and owner of Studio Clinton Stewart. With DIS since 2014.
Rummets-Sprog (Design Architect, 2015) Architecture & Design Program Assistant (DIS, 2014) Master of Architecture (Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, 2013), Bachelor of Science (Interior Design, Sustainable Design Concentration). With DIS since 2014.
Master of Laws (International Taxation, St Thomas University Miami, 2005). Founder and Managing Director of Nordeq Management A/S, a Danish company providing cross border legal, tax, and accounting services to a multinational client base. Previous: ten years as Managing Director for The Equinor Group of companies. Responsibility for management of offices worldwide and administration of 500+ client entities holding assets with value in excess of EUR 2 bn. With DIS since 2015.
Bachelor of the Arts (History of Ideas, Umeå University). Masters of Arts and Social Sciences (Art History, Sociology, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Umeå University). Studied photography, philosophy, and languages in San Francisco, Berlin, and Paris. Has been active as a translator (French, German, English) and essayist for the last ten years. Editor of Aiolos Magazine. Ph.D. (Comparative Literature, Stockholm University, 2016) with the study Poetics of Tears: Nelly Sachs’s authorship to "In den Wohnungen des Todes”. With DIS since 2016.
PhD (Philosophy, Duke University, 1993). Research focus on three major themes in international relations: economic sanctions, the political consequences of globalization, and the causes of World War I. Former Director of the International Studies Program at Kenyon (2010-2012), recipient of several prestigious grants and Awards e.g. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Innsbruck in 2009. Currently, Professor of Political Science at Kenyon College, where he teaches international relations, comparative politics, and political economy. With DIS in Spring 2016.
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. (University of Copenhagen, 2014). Internship in Emergency Medicine, Nykøbing Falster Hospital, 2014-215. Internship in Orthopedic Dept., Herlev Hospital, present). With DIS since 2013.
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.
M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literature, Washington University of St. Louis, graduation year 2007. Also Swedish official teaching qualification (subject: languages) from Stockholm University and Stockholm Lärarhögskola, graduation year 2009. Current self-employed at Bee Swedish, a private language business, since February 2016. Former Education Manager and also teacher in English at Komvux, Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. Also member of the board at Folkuniversitetet Stockholm. Have been teaching Swedish as a foreign language since 2004, for example at Internationella Skolorna Düsseldorf, Germany and also Folkuniversitetet, Stockholm. With DIS since 2016.
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.
M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (Stockholm University, 2015), B.A. in Philosophy (Stockholm University, 2013). Visiting student in Politics and Public Policy at New York University, and research internship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Founder of Poplar, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving political civility in society. Also working as an organisational consultant, focusing on leadership development, stress resilience and well-being. With DIS since 2016.
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.
MA in Educational Psychology ( Aarhus University, Department of Education, 2014). BA in Social Services with creative activities (Laurea Polytechnic, Department of Social Education, Vantaa, Finland, 2005). Student at Slagelse Pædagogseminariet (Spring and fall 2003). Social Educator(pædagog) in Youth Club Marievang (2005-2010). Social Educator in Social Resource Center Slagelse. Working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and counseling families (2005-present). With DIS since 2015.
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). PhD Fellow (Dermato-Venerological Research Department, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg. Research in skin cancer and laser-assisted drug delivery. With DIS since 2013.
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.
Ph.D. in Kinesiology (2000, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). M.S. in Kinesiology (1997, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). B.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Organization (double major) (1994, Miami University). Professor of Exercise Science at Elon University (2000-present). Dr. Hall is the Faculty Athletics Representative and Coordinator of the Neuroscience program at Elon University. His primary research interest is in the area of physical activity and mental health and also explores the impact of concussions in student-athletes at the high school and collegiate levels. At Elon, he has received the Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award (2010); Japeth E. Rawls Professor for Undergraduate Research in Science, an endowed professorship for mentorship of undergraduate students (2013); Distinguished Scholar Award (2016); as well as the School of Education Excellence in Scholarship Award (2006).
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.
PhD in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen (2001-2004). Senior Researcher and Head of Unit for Foreign Policy Studies at the Danish Institute for International Studies (since 2009). Alexander von Humboldt fellow, John Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies Center for Transatlantic Relations non-resident fellow, and German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin non-resident senior fellow. Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science at Humboldt University in Berlin, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, and Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (2005-2008). Author of Why Europe Fears its Neighbors. With DIS since 2016.
CFA (2002), MBA (Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997). Senior Advisor, Private Banking, at Nordea (1997-2000), Senior Account Manager, Private Banking, at SEB Asset Management (2000-2004), Director, Private Wealth Management Research, at Phatra Securities, Bangkok Thailand (2004-2015). With DIS since Fall 2015.
Architect, M.A.A. (Denmark’s Design School, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, since 1987. Partner, Design 134. With DIS since 1998.
Ph.D. (Organization Studies, Copenhagen Business School) MA Visual Culture, University of Copenhagen. Besides teaching at DIS he works as a strategic consultant and teaches Consumer Culture at the Copenhagen Business School.
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.
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.
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.
Research Scientist in the Food Science Department, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. PhD in Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and M.Sc. in Food Science and Nutrition, University of Ioannina, Greece. Taught adults with different educational and cultural backgrounds about various subjects in food technology, gastronomy, nutrition, and sustainability in English and Greek. She is also part of a community garden in which she grows her own vegetables together with 25 people. With DIS since 2014.
Textile designer (Designskolen Kolding, 1994). Specialized in printed textiles. Timney Fowler Design Studio, London 1995-1997. Own textile studio from 1997-2004. Teaching at Designskolen Kolding, 1999-2014. With DIS since 2006.
Marine mammal biologist (M. sc.), author and science writer. She is a co-founder of The Whale Center in Andenes, Norway and is currently involved in the establishment of a whale museum in Norway. Her research interests are population dynamics, movements and migration and life history parameters of killer whales. She has been the director of Exhibitions and Public Engagement at the Natural History Museum of Denmark during 2003-2016. With DIS from 1996-2003 and again from 2017.
PhD student at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London. His research is focused upon various aspects of counter-terrorism, asymmetrical conflicts, and intelligence based police. At the moment he is finishing his PhD thesis on the use of hard power policies in Northern Ireland during the troubles. Some of his latest publications are “A Neo-Nationalist Network: The English Defense League and Europe´s Counter-Jihad Network” (with Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, 2013) and “Terrorism Learning and Innovation: Lessons from PIRA in Northern Ireland” (with Magnus Ranstorp, 2013). He gives lectures on a regular basis in Sweden, Europe, and the United States for academics as well as professionals. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Graphic Designer. mDD, Visual Communication (Danmarks Designskole, 2007). Freelance Senior Art Director (Fredericia Furniture, 2015). Senior Art Director (Hello Group, 2014-2015). Graphic Designer (Designit, 2000-2002). With DIS since 2015.
Cand. Pæd (DPU, Aarhus University, 2014). BA School Teacher, (Blaagaard Seminarium, 2004). School teacher 2004-2011, union representative 2005-2011. Teaching vulnerable, bilingual teenagers in extracurricular topics at Ungdomsskolen (2011-2013). Volunteer counselor at the children’s phone, Børns Vilkår (2012-2013). Student assistant in a research project on the Danish dagpleje (home care) at Aarhus University (2013). Member of the ad hoc group across researchers and practitioners called “community teachers”, focusing on inventing “the community Didaktik” as a tool to prevent school bullying. With DIS since 2013.
Sivilarkitekt, Architect MAA, (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2005). Employment at Henning Larsen Architects (2005-2007), WORK ac New York (2007-2009), David Garcia Studio, New York (2009), 2+1 (2009-2011), Polyform (2012-2013), and DOMUS (2013-present). With DIS since 2014.
Visiting Faculty from RISD. PhD. History and Theory of Architecture (Harvard, 1995), MArch (Cornell, 1982). Professor of Architecture (Alfred State College, 2012 - present), Associate Professor of Interior Architecture (RISD, 2008 - 2012). Owner of Herman Design Studio since 2002.
M.D. (University of Southern Denmark 2012). Clinical neurologist, Department of Neurology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev. With DIS since 2015.
Master of Architecture (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2006). Architect, Arkitema (2006-07). Landscape Architect, SLA (2008-15). External examiner, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, and School of Architecture, Aarhus. Guest critic and lecturer, Lund University. Exhibitor, Young Danish Photography (2010). See www.helenekoch.com for more information. With DIS since 2015.
M.D., Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen 2002 and 2010). Fellow, Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. With DIS since 2010.
Documentary film director, The National Danish Film School, 2007. BA (Honours), Contemporary Dance, London Contemporary Dance School (University of Kent), 1996. Additional studies at California Institute of the Arts, 1995. Directs short films and documentaries. Co-conceptualized and co-directed the first ever season of the staged documentary series Married at First Sight. Has made films on the royal Danish family and a television series about homeless youth. Part of the artists group BLUE TITS whose latest short film has been presented at festivals in France and Italy. External lecturer at The National Danish Film School.
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.
B.A. Political Science (Århus University, 1985). Architect MAA (School of Architecture, Aarhus, 1992). Visiting Researcher (Cambridge University, 1994-95). Master of Management Development (Copenhagen Business School, 2008). 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.
M.D., Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2008/2015). Clinical Oncology Fellow, Department of Oncology, National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet). With DIS since 2011.
B.M. (Music Theory, New England Conservatory of Music, 1999). Graduate study in musicology and piano (University of Copenhagen, 2000-2002). Former instructor of music theory, New England Conservatory of Music. With DIS since 2007.
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.
M.A (Social Sciences, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University 2001), B.A. (Journalism & EU politics, Danmarks Journalisthøjskole & Utrecht University 1996). Head of Communication, Cevea Think Tank, 2014 – 15. Communication Consultant, Crisis & PR, 2013 – 2014. Team Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council, 2002 – 2013. Production Assistant, CNN, New York, 2001. On-Air Reporter, Producer & Anchor, DR Nyheder, Danish Broadcast Corporation, 1996 – 2002. Producer & Reporter, TV2 Østjylland, 1994 – 95. With DIS as Program Director, Communication, Computer Science, since 2015.
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.
PhD (Copenhagen Business School, 2011). Chief Consultant of consulting firm Ivan Häuser (from 2005). Experienced management consultant and teacher training expert, leading large projects in Russia and Kazakhstan funded by the EU and the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Has taught leadership and conducted strategy seminars in Danish ministries and private companies. With DIS since 2011.
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.
MA in Anthropology of People-Centred Business (University of Copenhagen, 2014). MA in Globalisation & Multinational Corporations (SOAS - University of London, 2013). Qualitative Researcher at KPMG (2012), Guest Lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen (2013-present), Consultant at ReD Associates (2014), Freelance Anthropologist (2015-present). With DIS since 2015.
Cand.mag. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2004). M.A. (Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2002). Editorial staff, P1 Debat, Danmarks Radio, 2005. With DIS since 2006.
Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2004). M.A. (Media and Culture, University of Copenhagen, 2002). Patient Engagement Manager for LEO Pharma (2013-present). Research Associate at Danish Institute for Health Services Research (2005-2013). With DIS since 2007.
M.A. History with a minor subject in Social Studies (University of Copenhagen, 2009), Academic employee (National Board of Health, 2009-2010), Consultant (The Capital Region, 2010-2015), Senior Consultant (Danish Regions, 2015-present). With DIS since 2016.
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.
PhD (Environmental Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2004), M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1999), Special Advisor (KL, 2013-present), Health Economist, (KORA, 2010-2013) Analyst (European Commission, 2012), Chief Consultant (Danish Chamber of Commerce, 2010). Analyst (Nykredit, 2007-2010). Head of Section (Statistics Denmark, 2004-2007). 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.
Dr. rer. nat. (Neuroscience, Center for Systems Neuroscience Hannover / Hannover Medical School, 2012). Specialization: Functional brain connectivity in Autism and Synaesthesia, reward processing in Autism, multisensory integration, sensory processing, synaptic plasticity, eye tracking, functional MRI, ElectromyographyPostdoctoral Researcher, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND). With DIS since 2016.
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. (Scandinavian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1982). M.A. (Scandinavian Studies, UCLA, 1976). Lecturer in Danish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982-1984. With DIS since 1984.
Ph.d. (Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2009), cand. mag (Modern Culture, Interdisciplinary MA, University of Copenhagen, 2004), BA (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Consultant at Danish Agency for Culture since 2013 working with listed buildings with a special focus on housing and architecture from the 20th century. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2009). Employed at the LANCHART center, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2010.
Senior Scientist 2013 – 2016 (Dept. of Infectious Disease Immunology, Statens Serum Institute, Cph, Denmark). Senior Scientist 2010 – 2013 (Immune Targeting Group, Bioneer, Cph, Denmark) Post doc 2006 - 2009 (Inst. Of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Ph.D Immunology 2001 – 2005 (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). With DIS since 2016.
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.
Ph.D. Neuro-cognitive Psychology (University of Munich, 2010), M.Sc. Neuro-cognitive psychology (University of Munich, 2006), B.Sc. Psychology (University of Lethbridge, 1998). Post-doctoral clinical neuropsychologist and experimental researcher at the University of Munich Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic (2010 - 2013). Neuropsychologist at the University of Munich Adult Psychiatric Clinic (2004-2006). Specialized in developmental disorders, with a particular focus on learning disorders, language acquisition, arithmetic and auditory processing using neuropsychological assessment and EEG methodologies. With DIS since 2014.
MA. Dagtilbuds- og Indskolings Didaktik (Aarhus University, 2014). BA (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). DIS Program Assistant (2007-2008). Child Development and Diversity Program Assistant (2011-present). Pædagog in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen (2008-2010). With DIS since 2007.
Journalist, radio anchor at DR (The Danish Broadcasting Corporation) and Co-Founder of the Danish Society for Constructive Journalism. 18 years of experience as a journalist, editor and project manager. Jesper Borup has previously taught at the University of Southern Denmark, UPDATE (Danish School of Media and Journalism), DR, and at a number of Scandinavian media institutions and broadcasters. He is also a public speaker, and his publication “Problem-solving Journalism in the Newspaper,” focuses on constructive journalism in a Danish context. His background combines Journalism Studies at the Danish School of Journalism with DR’s highly selective Talent Programme. With DIS since 2016.
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 with a project on “The institutionalization of Islamic feminism”. MA in Islamic Studies; BA in Arabic; BA in Theology (University of Copenhagen). Traveled extensively and lived for two years in Muslim-majority countries from Morocco to Indonesia. 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.
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.
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.
Ph.D. in Experimental Neuroscience (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009), M.Sc. in Biomedicine (Karolinska Institutet, 2004). Assistant Professor in Respiratory Medicine (Karolinska Institutet, since 2016). Postdoctoral research at Karolinska Institutet (2012-15) and Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, MA, 2009-11). Conducting research in pulmonary immunology, autoimmunity and immune-environment interactions. With DIS since 2016.
M.F.A. in visual arts from Columbia University (2010). B.A. in art history from Columbia University (2002). Has worked in various media-based fields, including publishing, film festivals and television, and produced observational documentary series for major cable networks. Upon receiving her M.F.A., she began teaching photography at the undergraduate level. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York and throughout the United States. In 2012 opened a communal analog darkroom, Radiant Labs, in Long Island City, New York. With DIS since 2014.
PhD in media and communication (Stockholm University). 20 years’ experience in intercultural communication skills with particular emphasis on Swedish, Nordic and Baltic business cultures. With more than 20 books published, including Images of Sweden, Consensus: The Hidden Codes of Swedish Leadership, How Swedes Manage, Lagom Sisu Manana: A Globalisation Survival Kit, Corporate Narrative: Communicating Values through Stories, The Nordic Equation, and others.
Ph.D. (Philosophy & Theology, University of Copenhagen, 2007 and 2003). Ph.D. (Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, 1992). Associate Research Professor, Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2010.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015), Department of Cardiology, Nordsjællands Hospital. Researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet. With DIS since 2015.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2009). Ph.D. candidate at National Allergy Research Centre, Department of Dermato-allergology, Gentofte Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2011.
B.A., Environmental Design (Brown University and RISD, 2009). He has worked at Gehl Architects, the Taubman College of Urban Planning, and is currently an urban designer at Fundament Design, which he co-founded in 2014. Projects include urban resilience strategy for Khanbogd (Mongolia), mobility assessment of Fredriksberg (Denmark), and public space/public life studies of Melbourne (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), and Chongqing (China). 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 holds a Master's Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Copenhagen. In 2014-2015 she worked as Head of Section in the Danish Ministry of Justice. She is currently working as Head of Section in the Danish Ministry of Immigration, Integration and Housing. Furthermore, she works part time as Public Prosecutor in the Danish Prosecution Service, where she conducts proceedings in criminal cases before the Danish District Courts.
Lieutenant Commander (Rtd.) Royal Danish Navy, Commanding officer, principal warfare officer, staff officer and intelligence case worker DDIS. Operative Experience from the Baltic and Arctic regions in the 80’s and 90's, later on intelligence work dealing with transnational terrorism and information warfare. Presently working in the off-shore sector. With DIS since 2011.
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.
Midwife since 1999. MSc in Midwifery from University of Amsterdam. Danish project coordinator on Nordic Homebirth since 2008. Have worked 3 years as homebirth midwife in The Netherlands. Have worked 3 years in an obstetric special unit (Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre). 10 years as a homebirth midwife in Region Sjællands hjemmefødselsordning since 2006. Currently working with research on the Nordic Homebirth-project. With DIS since 2012.
Cand. mag (Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen, 2011). BA (Aesthetics, specialization in Literature, University of Bergen, 2008). Literature Studies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris (2009). Worked with online communication at e-conomic, (2012), PR and planning of literary events at LiteraturHaus (2011). With DIS since 2012.
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.
M.E. (Educational Psychology, Aarhus University, 2013) Bachelor of Social Education (Pedagogue, Højvangsseminariet, 2005). Research assistant at Aarhus University, 2013. Member, citizen advisory board for Handicap Center, Copenhagen and board member of Autism Denmark, Copenhagen chapter. Academic areas: ASD, neurodiversity and disability; qualitative and social justice research. With DIS since 2014.
Cand.merc. (International Business Administration and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). 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.
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.
Architect MAA, Ph.D. Student (Royal Danish Academy, KADK). M.S. (Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2013), mag.art. (Art History, comparable to M.Phil., University of Copenhagen, 2007, Gold Medal), B.A. (Art History, University of Copenhagen, 2002). Fulbright Scholar 2009-12. Teaching Assistant, University of Southern Denmark, 2014-16 & University of Pennsylvania, 2011-12. External Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, 2008. Project Manager, Dansk Bygningsarv A/S (House of Heritage Ltd), 2007-9. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Cand. scient pol. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Former associate professor at University of Copenhagen. 15 years of experience with urban development working in both public and private sector. Founder of Hauxner, a consultancy company specialized in strategic urban development and user involvement. With DIS since 2016.
MA (Social Science and Worklife Studies) specializing in Gender Studies. Journalism Degree (Danmarks Medie – og Journalisthøjskole). Political activist and writer. Formerly employed at Aalborg University as a research assistant for Professor Drude Dahlerup working with historical research and power critique as well as intersectionality and affect theoretical analysis in the field of political science and gender equality. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (English, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2001), M.A. (English/Creative Writing, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1996), B.A. (Jt. Hons English and Drama, University of Hull, UK, 1982). With DIS since 2011.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Lund University in Sweden, literary critic, and a member of the Swedish Academy of Crime Fiction. Author of Swedish Crime Fiction: The Making of Nordic Noir (2014), the editor of Deckarnas svenska landskap: Från Skåne till Lappland (2014, “Regions of Swedish crime fiction: From Scania to Lapland”), and co-author of Kriminallitteratur: Utveckling, genrer, perspektiv (2011, with S. Kärrholm, “Crime fiction: Developments, genres, perspectives”). Has also written numerous popular and scholarly articles on Swedish and international crime fiction (in English and Swedish). As an expert on crime fiction, a writer and lecturer, she runs CrimeGarden and blogs (in Swedish) about crime fiction at crimegarden.se.
Kimberly Kopko received her Ph.D. in Child Development from the Department of Human Development at Cornell University in May 2005 and joined the Department of Policy Analysis & Management in 2007 after spending a year as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College. Her research and extension interests examine parenting and adolescent development. Specific research and extension interests include: teens being raised by custodial grandparents, the use of research and evidence-based programs to reduce teen risk-taking behaviors and strengthen families and parenting behaviors and adolescent development.
Ph.D. (Health Science, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Cand.mag. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Current consultant at Health and Care Administration. With DIS since 2011.
Kristian B. Knudsen is a 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. Kristian holds a Masters degree in Finance/Management from University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Cand. polit. (Economic and Social Science) from 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.
MSc., Political Sociology (London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE), BSc. in Philosophy and Economics (Copenhagen Business School, CBS). Director of the Danish think tank Cevea. Previously Head of Secretariat for the Danish Social Democrats in the European Parliament, and adviser and analyst for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and former Danish Prime Minister, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen. With DIS since 2013.
Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2000). Founding partner and director at MUTOPIA Architects. Highly engaged in developing collaborative USER FOCUSED DESIGN methods which engages end-users in the creative process from the early project phases. Has earned several prices, honorable mentions and grants. Previous assistant professor at KADK, guest professor and lecturer at NTNU, Architectuer and Urbanism, censor DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia. Jury member in competitions and experienced keynote speaker at conferences. With DIS since 2017.
MSc at Robert Koch Institute and Free University, Berlin, Germany, in 2001 working with Mycobacteria. 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) Pancreas development and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease. Postdoctoral Researcher (2012-2014) University Copenhagen working with iPSC and stem cell models for neurodegenerative diseases. Assistant Professor (2014-2015) University Copenhagen Stem cell models for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Associate Professor (2015-present) University Copenhagen Stem cell models for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal
Master in Business Administration & Modern Language, Business and Development Studies (Copenhagen Business School, 2008). BA in Global Governance (York University, 2004). BA in international relation & Economics (York University, 2002). Currently teaching at Copenhagen Business School. With DIS since 2015.
Cabinetmaker 1993. Foreman at POVI furniture restoration workshop, 1994-1999. Woodshop supervisor and furniture teacher at Denmark’s Design School 1999-2006. Consultant at the Danish Technological Institute 2006-2013. Product Manager of the furniture lab at the Danish Technological Institute since 2013. With DIS since 1999.
PhD in Behavior Analysis (University College of Oslo & Akershus, Norway, 2015), MSc in Clinical Psychology (Stockholm University, 2012). Research internships at Yale University, and Université Charles de Gaulle. Assistant professor at Stockholm University, doing research about children with autism. Also works as a psychotherapist and screenwriter. With DIS since 2016.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2001). Senior Researcher, Copenhagen HIV Program. With DIS since 2007.
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.Sc. and B.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2012/2008), Exchange student (University of California, Berkeley, 2010). Senior consultant (Danish Regions, 2014-present), Consultant (Danish Regions, 2012-2014). With DIS since 2015.
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.
Architect AIA LEED/BD+C. (Stanford University, Economics, 1988)(MArch,UC Berkeley, 1995). Employment at Sim Van der Ryn Architects & Associates, SMWM Architecture & Planning. Own firm since 2000, Lorimer Architecture. With DIS since 2010.
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.
MA (Social Anthroplology, SOAS University of London, 2000). BA (Social Anthropology and Geography, SOAS University of London, 1998). 10 years of International experience from China and London. Various positions within Market Research and Management Consultancy focused on Chineese business, language and culture. Currently Program Manager, CBS Executive, Copenhagen Business School. With DIS from 2004-2009 as Faculty & Program Director. Returned to DIS as Faculty in 2015.
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.
Liz Jensen has a BA and MA in English Language and Literature from Somerville College Oxford (1982) and is a Fellow of Britain's Royal Society of Literature. She is the author of eight novels, including The Rapture and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax.
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). Academic officer 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.
Cand. mag (Experience Economy and Culture of Events, University of Aarhus, 2011). BA (Nordic Languages and Literature, University of Aarhus, 2009). Project Manager at HUSET-KBH since 2011. With DIS since 2014.
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.
Currently a Master’s Student in Theory of Education and Pedagogy (University of Copenhagen & UC Santa Barbara, est. completion 2016). BA, Theory of Education and Pedagogy (University of Copenhagen & UC Berkeley, 2013). Experience as a pedagogue’s assistant (2008-2012) working with children age 0-5 in Denmark. With DIS since 2013.
Dr. Phil. Madeleine Hurd, Ph. D. Harvard University (Modern European History), Adjunct at Harvard, New York and City Universities, Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh. Associate Professor Södertörn University. With DIS since 2016.
Coach and chief consultant, initiator and co-owner of Public Funk. Part of the Rethink process team, Roskilde Festival 2012-present. First volunteered at the Roskilde Festival in the 90s. With DIS since 2013.
Senior consultant at Christinakliniken in Stockholm (Sophiahemmet Hospital) and Senior researcher at Karolinska institutet. Trained M.D. and Oncologist from Karolinska with a PhD in Experimental Pathology on brain tumors. MBA from Stockholm School of Economics. With DIS since 2016.
Architect, Co-Curator at Copenhagen Architecture Festival and team member at Failed Architecture research platform Amsterdam. Urban Incubator Association Belgrade (Project leader, Architect, Researcher 2013 - 14) Master of Architecture (Academy of Architecture Amsterdam), Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture, Academy of Applied Arts Utrecht). 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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2011). Resident, Department of Dermato-venerology, Bispebjerg Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2014.
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.
M.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2007). Senior Consultant (Danish Regions, 2012-present). Consultant (Danish Regions, 2008-2012). With DIS since 2014.
M.D. (Aarhus University, 2014). PhD student in Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. Main research includes pathophysiology of migraine without aura, human migraine models, and neuroimaging. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Danish Headache Center since 2014. Dept. of Neurology, Rigshospitalet and Glostrup Hospital, (Copenhagen University Hospital), 2014. With DIS since 2014.
PhD, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen, 2013); Master of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen, 2008). Postdoc, Virus, Lifestyle and Genes, (Danish Cancer Society Research Center, 2013 - ); Part-time lecturer in epidemiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen 2012-2014). With DIS since 2015.
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.
Graphic Designer. Interactive Art Director program (Hyper Island, Stockholm, 2013-14). B.A. Graphic & Media Design (London College of Communication, London, 2002-05). Foundation Diploma, Arts & Design (London College of Communication, London, 2001). Art Director, Propellant, Copenhagen (2006-13). Art Director, Creuna, Stockholm (2014). Independent Design consultant (2014-15). Designer, The Innovation House - City of Copenhagen (2015-present). With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (International Criminal Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 2010), LL.M. (International Law, University of Edinburgh, 2000). Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Formerly visiting professor at Washington and Lee University, VA, and with the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. Academic adviser on international law to the Danish Foreign Ministry. With DIS since 2004.
M.Sc. Exercise & Fitness (University of Southern Denmark 2009), B.sc. Physiotherapy (2005), Strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapist for DAFF (Danish American Football Federation), DBU (Danish Soccer Association) and DCF (Danish Cricket Federation).
B.A. and M.A. in Communication and Media Science from University of Leipzig, Germany (2009). Graduate of full-time immersive program in New Media lead by Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and Fraunhofer Institute (Darmstadt, Germany). 3-years of PhD studies in the field of social and digital media, strategic communications and communication management (2014). Profound practical experience in the area of media and graphic design, freelance work in various digital agencies. Certified Communication Trainer, passionate about livelong learning and creative knowledge experiences. With DIS since 2014.
Matilde Lykkebo Petersen. M.A. and B.A. in Cultural Encounters and Communication Studies (Roskilde University 2014 and 2011). Research Assistant at the Co-ordination for Gender Research at University of Copenhagen and Editorial Assistant at the research journal ’Women, Gender & Research’ (2014-present). 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.
Ph.D. in Psychology (North Carolina State University, 1990). BA in Psychology & French (Wake Forest University, 1985). Professor of Psychology at Elon University in North Carolina, USA (1995 – present). Director of the Elon University Honors Program (2008 to 2013) and founding Director of the Center for Research on Global Engagement (2015). Co-Leader of Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Seminar, Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University (2014-2016). Teaching experience in study abroad/study away includes semesters in London and Florence, and short-term programs in Hawaii, London and Turkey. Scholarly interests include children's learning in collaborative, authentic experiences; children and the natural world; adult guidance of children's inquiry and discovery; sociocultural and global contexts of learning; and undergraduate research mentoring. Visiting faculty with DIS in Spring 2016.
Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology (China University of Political Science and Law, 2010). Post Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (Gothenburg University, 2012). Worked as an organizational consultant in areas of leadership and cross-cultural competence training in Sweden. Also has worked as a teacher and researcher at universities in China, and was promoted to the position of associate professor in China. With DIS since 2016.
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.Arch. (Columbia University, 1998), Ph.D. and Assistant Research Professor (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2003-2009), Visiting Scholar (University of Pennsylvania, 2004-05), Associate Professor (Chalmers University of Technology, 2012-2015), Architect MAA. Author of numerous articles and books, including “Jørn Utzon: Drawings and buildings” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), editor of “Nordic Architects Write” (Routledge, 2008), and co-editor of “New Nordic: Architecture & identity” (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012) and “Paradoxes of Appearing” (Lars Müller Publishers, 2009). With DIS 2002-2011 and since 2017.
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.
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.A.A 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, Jac Studios (2015). Consultant, CITITEK (2015-present). Works in an urban design studio specializing in collecting and analyzing data about human scale in urban spaces, recent projects with Norwegian municipalities. With DIS since 2016.
Michelle McCauley joined the Department of Psychology at Middlebury College in 1995. In addition to teaching Research Methods, she teaches three applied courses: Legal Psychology, Psychology of Work, and Environmental Problems and Human Behavior. Her research focuses on applying cognitive, social, and developmental theory to applied problems across multiple domains. She oversees two applied labs: the Children’s Memory Project and the newly developed Conservation Psychology Lab. She occasionally serves as an expert witness and has edited one book dealing with international perspectives on child maltreatment: Child Abuse: A Global View (2001). B. M. Schwartz-Kenney, M. R. McCauley, and M. A. Epstein, (Eds). Greenwood Publishing Group. She received her BA from the University of Iowa in 1985 and her MS and PhD form Florida International University in 1993 and 1995, respectively.
BA in Photojournalism from The Danish School of Media and Journalism (2009-2014). Photojournalist at Politiken (2010-2011). Visiting student at The American University of Beirut (2013). Photography teacher at Krabbesholm (2015). Has worked as a freelance photographer since 2011. With DIS since 2016.
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.
Ph.D. (Center for Microbial Biotechnology (CMB), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 2008). M.Sc. (Eng in Chemical Engineering, DTU, 2005). Group leader, Network Engineering of Eukaryotic Cell Factories at Department for Systems Biology, DTU. Associate professor, Systems biology in fungal and mammalian cell factories, CMB, Department for Systems Biology, DTU. With DIS since 2013.
Cand.mag. (Religion and Sociology, University of Copenhagen, 2006). External Lecturer, Minority Studies, Institute for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. Studied at Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2000-2001. With DIS since 2009.
M.Sc. Economics (University of Copenhagen), MBA (Melbourne Business School). Ph.D. fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in the field of control, growth, and creativity. Previous employment: A.P. Moller - Maersk (controller / manager), Entrepreneur, ReD Associates (Consultant / Finance Manager), Lecturer at University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. With DIS since 2013.
M.A. in History and is specialized in food production systems, cultural aspects of eating and the intersection of political ideologies and food. Since 2014, he has worked with restaurant Noma and MAD, René Redzepi's non-profit organization, as in-house historian and project manager. With DIS since 2016.
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.
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 and Customer Service Executive at British Airways covering the entire European market. Co-founder of the Youth Goodwilll Ambassador Corps. Currently Head of Department, Talent Attraction at Copenhagen Capacity. 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.
Associate professor at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen. Industrial P.hD. from the University of Copenhagen and Neurosearch. With DIS since 2014.
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.
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2011). Ph.D. student at the Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2014.
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.
Master of Science (Biology), PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Copenhagen. Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk. Senior researcher with a strong interest in diabetic complications, particular diabetic retinopathy and cardiovascular disease. 10 years of experience with research and teaching (General pathology) in academia and 5 years of experience with drug development for diabetic complications. With DIS since 2017.
MSc Interior Design, Pratt Institute. BA Cum Laude Art History and English, Wellesley College. Employment at CBT Architects Boston, Liz O’Brien New York. Designer at Henning Larsen Architects in Copenhagen 2013-2016. Currently at BIG in Copenhagen. 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.
Ph.D. in Psychology (Harvard University, 1977), Kenan Professor of Psychology (Carleton College, USA). A social and personality psychologist, he has published on obedience to authority, the psychology of endings, and quantitative reasoning. Lutsky is the 2011 recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award and speaks and consults widely on the teaching of psychology. DIS Visiting Faculty in the fall of 2014.
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.
Cand.jur. (Law, University of Aarhus, 2006). Joint Senior Staff Course, Royal Danish Defense College, 2010. Trained in the Danish Army and deployed to Kosovo, 2000. Military Legal Adviser in the Danish Defense with prior deployments to Iraq in 2007, Afghanistan in 2008 and the Gulf of Aden in 2009. With DIS since 2010.
Master in Political Science (cand.scient.pol.), University of Copenhagen (2011). Currently writing his Ph.d.-project in the field of political economy at the Copenhagen Business School. Niels has until recently served as senior consultant for the Danish Social Democrats where he has managed several major campaigns. Previous employments include the 'Save the Arctic' campaign at Greenpeace, and the European Parliament where Niels served as a political advisor to the Environmental Committee. With DIS since 2013.
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.
PhD on Muslim Positions in the Religio-Organisational Fields of Denmark, Germany and England, 2013. MA in Islamic Studies, BA in Theology. Currently an assistant professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. His current project is on “Imams of the West,” which is an investigation into Islamic authority and Muslim leadership in Europa, North America and Australia. With DIS since 2015.
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.
Ph.D. in Economics (University of Copenhagen, 2013) and M.Sc. in International Development (University of Bath, UK, 2001). Previously employed with the United Nations and currently working as an independent consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). With DIS from fall 2014.
PhD in Planning & Development with focus on sustainable urban development and mobility transitions. Her core research concerns sustainable mobility transitions, transformative urban planning and alternative governance approaches. She is educated as an urban planner from the Technical University of Berlin (DE) as well as Aalborg University (DK). Postdoctoral researcher at the research platform Future Urban Sustainable Environments (FUSE) at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU Alnarp (SE).
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.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.
Global Business Engineer (Copenhagen University College of Engineering, 2009). Present: Assistant Professor specializing in entre- and intrapreneurship (Technical University of Denmark). Co-founder of StartupSteps. Previous leader of Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship and founder as well as being former President of YEAD, organization for young entrepreneurs. With DIS since 2013.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). Internship in urology, Roskilde University Hospital. Previously internship at the emergency department, Køge University Hospital. Pre-graduate research year at the department of cardiology, Bispebjerg Hospital. Previous course assistant for DIS MPP 2015-2016. With DIS since 2015.
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.
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.
Ph.D. (Theological and literary studies, University of Copenhagen, 1999). Ph.D (Philosophical Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin). Cand.theol. (Theology, 1992). Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Kierkegaard Library at The Søren Kierkegaard Research Center (2002 –present). President of the Danish Søren Kierkegaard Society and member of the editorial committee of Kierkegaardiana (1998-present).
Masters of Science (2012, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University). Current PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Criminology, Stockholm University. PhD work investigates the invisibility of male victims of human trafficking, with publications on the subject. Previously worked as Migrant Counsellor and Reintegration Assistant (2014) at the International Organization for Migration in Moscow. With DIS since 2016.
M.D. University of Southern Denmark, 2006. Department of Cardiology, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2011-present. 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 Geography and Geoinformatics (University of Copenhagen, expected in 2016). Office Assistant, City of Copenhagen, Department of Sustainable Development. Teaching experience from Herlev Gymnasium and University of Copenhagen. Active member of the student association for Physical Geography with University of Copenhagen. 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.
Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Aarhus, 2000). Senior Consultant, Center of Experience Economy, Rambøll Management 2006-2009. With Roskilde Festival 1994-2008. Board of Directors Danish Cultural Institute since 2009. Managing Director of the National Center of Culture & Experience Economy since 2009. With DIS since 2005.
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). In addition to teaching digital communication and performance design studies at the Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies (Roskilde University), Ates has been working as a developer and researcher at the interdisciplinary Experience Lab, designing immersive virtual environments and digitally augmented physical spaces. With DIS since 2014.
PhD, University of Copenhagen, 2008. Studied theology in Copenhagen and philosophy in Florence, Italy. Since 2008 his research has been centered on the relation between emotions and personhood from the combined perspective of philosophy and psychiatry, and more recently on Kierkegaard, psychopathology, and natural science.
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 in International Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Background in international business, with a focus on business ethics and corporate responsibility. She has been part of a think tank advising the Ministry of Employment, and worked for various interest groups in Denmark and the EU. Part of the strategy group of a major Danish shipping company and now works as an independent consultant. Previously taught courses on global business strategy, business ethics and intercultural communication at DIS. With DIS since 2014.
Cand. Comm. in Communications and Psychology (University of Roskilde, 1999). Executive Master in Corporate Communication (University of Aarhus, 2005). Has worked within the advertising industry for the past 16 years as a strategic planner and advisor, specialized in brand building, communications platforms and strategies. With DIS since Spring 2015.
MSc in International Business and Politics and BSc in Business Administration and Sociology (Copenhagen Business School). Rune works as a project manager in research and development at Den Sociale Kapitalfond (Danish venture fund for social enterprises and finance). He has previously primarily worked on international and EU policy around labor markets, trade, utilities, social issues and environmental finance.
Architect, MAA (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2006). Employment at KHR Arkitekter (2006). Henning Larsen Architects (2007-2009). MVRDV (2010-2012). COBE Arkitekter (2012-2013). BCVA Architecture (2013-present). With DIS since 2013.
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2013). PhD student in Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen. Research in migraine and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Dept. of Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup since 2012. With DIS since 2015.
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.
Sara Gjermandsen has an M.A. in English and Gender Studies and a B.A. in English and Minority Studies (University of Copenhagen 2014 and 2010). She previously 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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen and at Rigshospitalet Glostrup within the fields of neurology and endocrinology. Pre-graduate research year at the department of Cardiology, Nephrology and Endocrinology at Nordsjællands Hospital Hillerød. With DIS since 2011.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2007). PhD: Host Immunity to Tuberculosis in Greenland (2016). Department of Pediatrics, Hvidovre Hospital (2015-present). With DIS since 2015.
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.
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.
Researcher at Karolinska Institute Stockholm in perinatal mental health and fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Worked as psychotherapist in Shanghai, New York, Zurich, and Stockholm. M.S. Psychotherapy (New York City University, 2015), M.A. Linguistics, M.S. in Psychology (University of Gothenburg, 2009). With DIS since 2016.
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.
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.
M.A. (Public Health, Harvard, 1970). 40 years experience in international health programmes, incl. Director Danish Red Cross International Department; Representative UNFPA in Afghanistan, China, DPR Korea; Chair of UN System Theme Group on AIDS/China. With DIS Since 2009.
M.D. (University of Copehagen, 2012). Ph.D. candidate in Neurology, Glostrup Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Research in migraine. With DIS since 2012.
M.A., Sustainability Science, Lund University (2014). B.S. Arts & Letters focusing on Community Development and Urban Design, Portland State University (2012). Currently Head Researcher and Urban Designer at CITITEK. Works in urban design and participatory design consulting in Copenhagen and Malmö. Recent projects include data analysis on cultural amenities in Norway, and creating a guide for urban health through design for Tönsberg, Norway. With DIS since 2015.
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.
M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University. Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.
DPhil Student (University of Sussex, Present). Cand. Scient. Soc. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). BSc and MSc Political Sociology (London School of Economics, 2006). Currently 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.
Master of Arts in Philosophy (cand.mag), University of Copenhagen (2012). Currently engaged with Arctic governance and policy for Greenpeace where he serves as Campaigner and Project Leader. Sune has several years of experience with campaign planning and execution. He has been with Greenpeace since 2009 and previously worked on Danish fishery policy and international climate change negotiations under the UN. With DIS since 2016.
Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, 2007). M.Sc. (Biotechnology, De Monfort University, 1998), Licenciatura (Microbiology, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal). Post-doc positions in neuroimmunology in Sweden (Lund University) and Denmark (Biotech Research and Innovation Center, University of Copenhagen), and in immunology and vaccine development (Center for Medical Parasitology, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2011.
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. With DIS 1983-1991 and since 2004.
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.
Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Employment with PLH Architects, Homann Architects. Since 1988, own office specializing in visualization and project presentation for clients in Denmark and abroad. With DIS since 2012.
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.
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.
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. (Modern History and German Literature, Technische Universität Berlin, 1998). Danish Center for Holocaust- and Genocide Studies, 2001-2004. Educator at the Jewish Museum Berlin since 2001. Research fellow and docent at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin since 2007. With DIS since 2010.
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.
Architect MAA. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen 1990. Designer at IKEA of Sweden, 1991 to 1995. Owner of Form Design, 1995-2001. Teacher at Denmarks Design School 1998-2000. Co-founder of legaard & christensen 2001 to present. With DIS since 2005.
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.
2010 – Present, Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen; PhD at University of Copenhagen (2010); 2008, Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam.
Tommy Heisz. Author and freelance writer, primarily working with documentary, reportage and long-form journalism. Graduate from The Danish School of Journalism.
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.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1999). DM.Sci. (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Associate professor at University of Copenhagen. Chief Physician in Ophthalmology, Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Former research fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. With DIS since 2005.
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.A. (Law, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Military Legal Advisor at the Danish Defence, Army Operational Command (2010-2015). Head of Section and Special Advisor on International Humanitarian Law at the Danish Military Prosecution Service. Member of Denmark’s Peace and Stabilization Response (FSB) headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
MA (Economics, Aarhus University, 1973). Currently, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School since 1998. Chairman of the Board of Abacus Medicine A/S, Peria Capital A/S and DIOS Consulting A/S. Furthermore currently CEO of Ltd: TT 1919 Aps, BS 1919 Aps, Ejendomssocieté 1919 A/S, TT Holding Aps & Odensia Aps which operates within Investments, Real Estate and Consulting. Also the appointed Consul of Sudan to Denmark. With DIS in Fall 2016.
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.
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.
Ph.D. (History of Religions, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2008); MA (Peace, Conflict & Development Studies, Universitat Jaume I of Castellon, Spain, 2002); Student Coordinator at UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace (Universitat Jaume I of Castellon, Spain 2000-2002); NIAS Associate, Research Fellow (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, since 2010); Research and teaching in religious and migration studies. With DIS since 2013.
Vendela Grundell. PhD in Art History, Department of Art History, Stockholm University, 2016. MA in Aesthetical Disciplines, Stockholm University, 2011, and BA in Cultural Studies, University, 2007, both with a major in Art History. Art professional, photographer and writer since 2000. Areas of practical and theoretical expertise include fine art, editorial, academic and commercial production.
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. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). Recidency in the Medical Department, Herlev University Hospital (present). Internship in a GP, Bornholm (2016), Internship in the Medical Department, Bornholms Hospital (2015-2016). With DIS since 2016.
William Bowman, Ph.D. in History, The Johns Hopkins University. MA, The Johns Hopkins University. BA University of San Francisco. 1994-present: Professor of History at Gettysburg College. Visiting faculty to DIS in spring 2017.
M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2013). Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Nykøbing Falster Hospital. With DIS since 2016.