JENS RUDBECK, Ph.D., M.Sc.
For the past seven years, Jens Rudbeck has been a professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs where he leads the concentration in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. He teaches in the areas of international development, humanitarian assistance, food security, and social movements. He earned his M.Sc. in development studies and did his PhD in political science with a focus on democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. His research has mainly focused on the interaction between social movements and the state. Before taking up his position at NYU he spend the academic year 2008-2009 at Columbia University’s Department of Sociology as a visiting scholar. Before joining the Center for Global Affairs, Jens was a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Copenhagen University, and at the Institute for Development Studies at Roskilde University. He has also been a Researcher at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute where he worked on issues related to the institute’s Intra-State Conflict Program.