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(Nov. 8) Danish-Chinese Cooperation

Last updated :2013-11-07

Topic: Danish-Chinese Cooperation
Speaker: Friis Arne Petersen, Ambassador of Denmark to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
Associate Professor ZHANG Zhiwen, School of Asian-Pacific Studies, Sun Yat-sen University
Time: 3:45-4:30 PM, Friday, November 8, 2013
Venue: Auditorium 209, New Mathematics Building, South Campus, SYSU



1 Sept. 2010- Ambassador of Denmark to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia
2005 – 2010 Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S.
1997 - 2005 Head of the Foreign Ministry, Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Alternate for the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the European Union Council of Ministers
1995 - 1997 Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy
1994 - 1995 Director, Russia and Eastern Europe Department
1993 - 1994 Chief of Staff of Foreign Minister Niels Helveg Petersen’s office
1986 - 1993 Chief of Staff of Foreign Minister Uffe Elleman Jensen’s office
1984 - 1986 Head of Section, Economic Affairs
1981 - 1984 1st Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Cairo
1979 - 1981 Head of Section, Political-Economic Affairs, Foreign Ministry
1979 - 1979 Head of Section, Economic Affairs, Foreign Ministry
1978 - 1979 Head of Section, The National Audit Office June 1978 Master of Economics, University of Copenhagen

1997 - 2006 Denmark-America Foundation
1997 - 2005 Co-chairman of the Danish-Russian Intergovernmental Council on Economic Co-operation
1995 - 2000 Danish International Investment Funds: The Industrialisation Funds for Developing Countries and The Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe
Since 1996, he has been an external examiner at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aarhus (Political Science - International Relations).
Friis Arne Petersen lectures regularly at Danish universities and has given lectures at several American Universities including:

American University, Boston University, Columbia University, Dana College, Duke University, East Stroudsburg University, Emory University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, High Point University, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, MIT, New York University, Princeton University, Stanford University, St. Olaf College, Texas A&M, Tufts University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, Washington & Lee University, Whitman College, Yale University.Likewise, he lectures in business associations and political organizations and has published a number of articles on foreign policy issues.

Commander of First Class of the Order of Dannebrog and Greenlandic Order of Merit (Gold) as well as Grand Crosses of Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Romania, United Kingdom (GCMG), and Thailand.