Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

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Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen, PhD

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Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen is Director of the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College and Professor (part time) at the University of Stavanger’s Center for Risk Management and Societal Security. She currently serves on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s group of “10 wise men/women” charged with suggesting ways of strengthening NATO politically.

Anja is chief editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies. She serves on several advisory boards and is chairman of the board of Nordic Safe Cities – a network of 19 major Nordic cities and member of the board of the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies.

Previously she served as executive director in the Danish Security and Intelligence Service with overall responsibility for strategic threat analysis, early preventive efforts, and protective security. She recently chaired a committee, which evaluated the handling of a right wing terrorist attack in Bærum, Oslo by Norwegian police and intelligence service.

Dalgaard-Nielsen holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.