Ministerial Roundtable: “A Conversation on the Gender, Security and Development Nexus” with Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister of Development
October 12, 2017
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown Women in International Affairs, and the BMW Center for German and European Studies hosted a Ministerial Roundtable with Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation for “A Conversation on the Gender, Security and Development Nexus” on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Minister Tørnæs was appointed as Minister for Development Cooperation in November 2016, and was previously Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education. She also served as Minister for Education (2001-2005) and Minister for Development (2005-2010) in the government of Anders Fogh Rasmussen. She was a member of the European Parliament for the Liberal Party from 2014 to 2016 where she was Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee of Employment and Social Affairs, and a member of the Danish Parliament from 1994 – 2014. She served as political spokesperson for Venstre, the Danish Liberal Party, from 1998 to 2001 and as a member of the management committee of the parliamentary group of the Danish Liberal party from 1994 to 2001. She was also a member of the World Bank’s High Level Advisory Council on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Minister Tørnæs has a degree in Business Administration in English and French from Copenhagen Business School, and university-level studies in Chambéry, France, and at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.