Member period Member of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) for the Social Democratic Party in Bornholms greater constituency (2007-2014) Member of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) for the Social Democratic Party in Bornholms county constituency (March 11, 1998-2006)
Parliamentary career Minister for Foreign Affairs from June 27, 2019 Member of the European Parliament, 2014-2019, vice-president for the S&D Group, 2016-2019 Spokesman on foreign affairs, 2000-2013 Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee, 2011-2013, Vice Chairman 2001-2008 Vice-chairman of the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party 2003-2005
Education Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 2006-2007 Fulbright Fellow, 2006-2007 BA.scient.soc. from Roskilde University, 1996-2004 Student, Bornholms Amtsgymnasium, 1991-1994 Marshall Memorial Fellow 2004
Employment Project Coordinator, International Department, the Social Democratic Party, 1996-1998 Teacher, Svaneke School, 1995-1996 Teacher, Nexø Youth School, 1993-1994 Course instructor, Krogerup Folk High School, 2007
Affiliations National: Chairman of the board for Campus Bornholm from 2010-2018. Vice-Chairman for Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD), 2010-2014. Previously board member, Sct. Ols (treatment center for drug addicts) from 2004. Previously board member, Bornholms Musikhus from 2009. Previously board member, the Danish United Nations Association. Previously board member, UNICEF Denmark.
International: Vice-President for AWEPA, European Parliamentarians with Africa from 2002-2011. Treasurer for Parliamentarians for Global Action 2004-2006. Rapporteur for NATO-PA Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations from 2009. Member of the board for the Parliamentary Network for the World Bank Group 2009-2013. General spokesperson for NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly 2012-2013.