Thursday, November 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Alumni House

Denmark – Small State Actor with Big Global Engagement

With H.E. Ambassador Ib Peterson
Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations

His Excellency Ambassador Ib PetersenIb Peterson has served as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations since August 1, 2013. Before taking up his new position, Ambassador Petersen served as State Secretary for Development Policy of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2009. Prior to this, Petersen was State Secretary for Development Cooperation, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United Nations from 2007-2009.

Petersen has held a number of senior management positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including Under Secretary for Bilateral Development Cooperation (2004-2007), Head of Department, Policy and Planning (2001-2004) and Deputy Head of Department, Development Policy and Planning (1998-2001). From 1995 to 1998 he served as Deputy Head of the Danish Embassy in Zimbabwe, and from 1988-1991 as Advisor to the Nordic Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank in Wahington D.C. He joined the Danish Foreign Service in 1985.

For additional information, please contact:

Katie Laatikainen
Associate Professor of Political Science 
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