Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen is Director of the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College and member of the board of directors of the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies (CIFS).
Previously she served as executive director in the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) with overall responsibility for i.a. strategic threat analysis, early preventive efforts, exit-interventions and protective security.
Her research interests comprise strategy and leadership in security organizations, terrorism and counter-terrorism, special operations forces.
She holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University SAIS.