To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program globally and the 70th anniversary of Fulbright Denmark, we are hosting a symposium on November 4.

On Thursday, November 4, Fulbright Denmark is hosting a symposium titled “From Soft Diplomacy to Science Diplomacy” to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Fulbright Denmark and 75th anniversary of the global Fulbright Program.

The event takes place at Carlsberg Academy in Copenhagen and will be live-streamed here. Fulbright Denmark invites you to join the live-stream and listen to our keynote speakers throughout the event.

Please note that Daylight Savings end in Denmark on October 31st. This means the time difference between Central European Time and Eastern Time will be 5 hours instead of 6 hours on November 4.


01:00 PM – 01:10 PM CET (8:00 – 8:10 AM EDT)
– Arrival of HRH The Crown Prince


01:10 PM – 02:00 PM CET (8:10 – 9:00 AM EDT): Official Opening

– Moderator: Birgitte Borup, Editor & Head of Foreign Affairs, Berlingske

– Mr. Stuart R. Dwyer, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Copenhagen

– Mr. Mikkel Leihardt, Deputy Director, Danish Agency for Higher Education & Science

– Prof. Flemming Besenbacher, Chair, Carlsberg A/S

– Ms. Marie Mønsted, Executive Director, Fulbright Denmark


02:00 PM – 03:00 PM CET (9:00 – 10:00 AM EDT): Session 1 – Science in the World

– Dr. Helle Porsdam, Professor of Law & Humanities & UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights, University of Copenhagen

– Dr. Sudip S. Parikh, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Publisher, Science Family of Journals, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Virtual participation)


03:00 PM – 03:30 PM CET (10:00 – 10:30 AM EDT): Break


03:35 PM – 04:30 PM CET (10:35 – 11:30 AM EDT): Session 2 – Science Diplomacy

– Dr. Katherine Richardson, Professor and Leader of the Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen; Member of the Fulbright Denmark Board

– Dr. Mike Sfraga, Director, Polar Institute, Wilson Center; Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission (Virtual participation)


04:35 PM – 04:50 PM CET (11:35 – 11:50 AM EDT): Concluding Remarks

– Ms. Cynthia Brown, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Copenhagen; Chair of the Fulbright Denmark Board

– Ms. Marie Mønsted, Executive Director, Fulbright Denmark

Live-stream the event

Participate in the Fulbright Denmark Anniversary Symposium “From Soft Diplomacy to Science Diplomacy” here.