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DIAS Advisory Board

Henrik Tvarnø

Cand.phil. in History and and Former Director for the A.P. Møller Foundation (A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal).

With a background as a historian, culture and roots have been a dominant aspect of Tvarnø's academic occupation, and he has written multiple books about Rome and European history.

Furthermore, he is a member of the board in Fondenes Videnscenter, former director of Folketinget (2001-2008), and former rector at SDU (1993-2001). As Rector he was behind the merger between Odense University and a number of educational institutions, which became what today goes by the name of the University of Southern Denmark.


Bente Klarlund Pedersen

Clinical Professor of Integrative Medicine at the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.

Furthermore, Klarlund is Chief Physician and Centre Director of the Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS) at Rigshospitalet.

Due to her background and award-winning research, she is one of the most frequently used researchers in the media within topics on health, diet, exercise and Danes’ health. She has written several books on the subject and is the author of more than 600 scientific articles, just as she is often used as a lecturer in both Denmark and at international conferences.


David Nirenberg

Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, David Nirenberg

Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

At the University of Chicago, Nirenberg served as Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences; Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, History, Divinity, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College; Executive Vice Provost; and Interim Dean of the Divinity School.

A historian and author, Nirenberg is recognized for wide-ranging scholarship on the interaction of Christians, Jews, and Muslims in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. His research provides timely insight into questions of racism, Anti-Semitism, and Christian-Muslim relations.


Peter Baldwin

Professor of History at UCLA and Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, Chair of the Board of the Center for Jewish History and a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library.

Baldwin is especially interested in the historical development of the modern state – a broad field that has led him in many different directions.  He is the author of many books which has dealt above all with France, Germany, Britain, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. He has published works on the comparative history of the welfare state, on social policy more broadly, on public health, and on the history of copyright


Tobias Ekholm

Tobias Ekholm

Eisenbud Professor at Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, California and Director at Insitut Mittag-Leffler, Sweden. 

Ekholm is the editor in chief of  Acta Mathematica, a position he has held since 2018, and also member of the board of the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology, member the Royal Society of Sciences Uppsala, Editor of Algebraic and Geometric Topology and former president of the Swedish Mathematical Society.

Professor Ekholm has won muliple awards, with the latest being  Rudbecksmedaljen, awarded by Uppsala University, along with  a renewal of his status as a Wallenberg scholar.


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Last Updated 19.05.2022