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Peter Wilhelm Lund Linde

    Professional affiliation

    Fulbright Arctic Scholar, Visiting Scholar, Wilson Center; Chief Counsellor on Arctic Affairs, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Full Biography

    Peter Wilhelm Lund Linde is currently serving as Chief Counsellor on Arctic Affairs in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in August 2022, he will become the Ministry’s representative in Greenland. He is also participating in the third cohort of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, and in that capacity, he has been a visiting scholar at the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute. In his research, Mr. Linde is focusing on how to continue cooperation in the Arctic after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

    For more than a decade, he has worked on Arctic-related issues and preserved the interests of the Kingdom of Denmark in close cooperation with the Faroe Islands and Greenland. This includes work on relations with the EU, fisheries, public outreach, security policy, coordination of the work in the Arctic Council and implementation of the Arctic strategy for the Kingdom of Denmark.  

    He has also served as Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, where he helped to secure a long-term solution on whaling opportunities for the indigenous communities in the Arctic.

    Mr. Linde is co-author on the Danish commentary on EU Law, EU-Karnov, where he writes about the EU’s Overseas Countries Territories (OCT’s), including Greenland.  He holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen and has been employed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2006. He has also been Lecturer and Assistant Professor in EU Law at the University of Copenhagen.