We are delighted to have been invited to visit the Embassy of Denmark, as the guests of the current Ambassador, Christina Markus Lassen. This event is limited to Harvard Club members and their guests.
About the Ambassador:
Ambassador Christina Markus Lassen is the Ambassador of Denmark to The United States at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C.
Most recently, she held a position as Political Director and Under Secretary for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Ambassador Lassen has also been EU Ambassador to Lebanon (2015-19) and Ambassador of Denmark to Syria and Jordan (2009-2012).
Ambassador Lassen has been with the Danish Foreign Service for many years and held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She held a position as; Director for Stabilization and Security Policy (2014-2015), Director for Public Diplomacy and Communication (2013-2014) and Head of Executive Secretariat (2005-2009).
Ambassador Lassen also held a position as Special Advisor at the Prime Minister’s Office in Denmark (2004-2005). Prior to that she served as; First Secretary in the Political Department at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington D.C. (2000-2004) and Head of Section in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (1997-2000).
Ambassador Lassen served as MFA Representative in DIIS (Danish Institute for International Studies) in Copenhagen and Member of Advisory Board at the Danish Foreign Policy Society. She did a fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs (2012-13) and was a Diplomat in Residence at the American University in Beirut.
Ambassador Lassen holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations and Business from Copenhagen Business School.
Program of events:
6:30 pm Registration
6:50 pm Presentation by Ambassador Lassen, followed by Q&A
7:30 pm Reception featuring Danish cuisine
How to get there: N2, N4, N6, 31, 33, GT-US buses. Nearest Metro stop is Dupont, but it is a long walk (1.3 miles). There is no on-site parking at the Danish Embassy. We strongly encourage the use of ridesharing, taxis, or public transportation.
Accessibility: For those who need to be dropped at the door, please email Julia, who will help make arrangements with the guards.
For logistical reasons, sales of these tickets will close on Friday, July 7th.
Our special thanks to Jeff Tignor ’96 and Mikkel Dam Schwartz for their assistance arranging this event.