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Jeppe Kofod

Former Member of the Folketing, The Social Democratic Party

MPA, Harvard University

Jeppe Sebastian Kofod, born March 14th 1974 in Copenhagen.

Parliamentary career
Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee 2011-2013, vice-chairman 2001-2008. Former vice-chairman of the Danish delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Former member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the European Affairs Committee, the Rural Districts and Islands Committee, the Committee on Conditions in Greenland, and the Committee on the Faroe Islands, the Defence Committee, the Education Committee, the Trade and Industry Committee, the Municipal Affairs Committee and the Nordic Council. Former member of  and Chairman of the Danish delegation to the OSCE's Parliamentary Assembly. Vice-chairman of the parliamentary group of the Social Democratic Party 2003-2005.

National: Member of the board of 'Sct. Ols' (private treatment centre for drug abusers, etc.) from 2004. Vice-chairman of the Danish Atlantic Treaty Association from 2008. Member of the board of Musikhuset Bornholm from 2009. Chairman of Campus Bornholms from 2010. Vice-chairman of the Danish International Institute for Parties and Democracy from 2010. Former member of the board of the Federation of United Nations Association UNICEF Denmark. International: Vice-President for AWEPA, European Parliamentarians with Africa from 2002. Treasurer for Parliamentarians for Global Action 2004-2006. Rapporteur for NATO-PA Sub-Committee on Transatlantic Economic Relations from 2009. Member of the board of Parliamentary Network on the World Bank.

Co-author of »Demokrati på dansk« (Democracy in Danish), Socialdemokratiet, 1999 and »Dansk udenrigspolitik - socialdemokratiske pejlemærker« (Danish foreign policy - Social Democratic waypoints), 2003. Contributor to »Nye vinde, nye veje« (New Winds, New Ways), 2002, and »Atlantiske afstande« (Atlantic Distances), 2004, as well as a large number of articles in magazines, periodicals, etc.

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