Dr. Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen


Dr. Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

Head of Danish Institute of Military Studies


Visiting Professor / Strategy Studies





Dr Rasmussen is currently Head of Danish Institute of Military Studies. He has taught classes in foreign policy and strategic studies at the Royal Danish Defence Academy as well as the University of Copenhagen. He is also a visiting lecturer at the NATO Defence College.

In 2003 Dr Rasmussen was a member of the working group which wrote the Danish white paper on defence. He is a reviewer for Cambridge University Press, European Journal of International Relations and Cooperation and Conflict. Furthermore Dr Rasmussen is editor in chief for Copenhagen Political Studies Press and a member of the editorial board of the Danish research publication on strategic studies, Militært Tidsskrift, which has been published since 1871.

Dr Rasmussen is regularly interviewed in the Danish media. He is giving a sizeable number of public lectures and writes a column in the daily Berlingske Tidende.


Selected Recent Publications in English:

1.The Risk Society at War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
2.Editor of ‘special issue’ of Cooperation and Conflict on ‘strategic culture of the Nordic countries’. Cooperation and Conflict December 2005 issue Vol. 40:1.
3.The West, Civil Society and the Construction of Peace (London: Palgrave, 2003).
4.‘“It Sounds Like a Riddle”: Security Studies, the War on Terror and Risk’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 33:2, 2004.
5. ‘The History of a Lesson: Versailles, Munich and the Social Construction of the Past’, Review of International Studies, 29:4, 2003.


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