Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen, PhD


Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen is Director of the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College and Professor (part time) at the Centre for Risk Management and Societal Safety, University of Stavanger. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Copenhagen Future Studies Institute and is chief editor of Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies.

Previously she served as executive director in the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET), directing i.a. the service’s strategic terrorism threat analysis and early preventive efforts against radicalization.

Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, an MA in political science from the University of Aarhus, and a MA of public management and governance from Copenhagen Business School.

In 2017 she received the Rosenkjær Price of the Danish Broadcasting Cooperation (DR) for excellent research dissemination.