Hans Chr. Korsholm Nielsen
Hans Chr. Korsholm Nielsen was appointed director of the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute the 1st of January 2015. He is an anthropologist with a PhD. from the Department of Ethnography and Social Anthropology, University of Aarhus, Denmark, and has conducted research in the Middle East, primarily in Yemen and Egypt. His research has focused on topics such as urban space, local politics, and customary law.
He has been an associate professor at the Department of Anthropology, Copenhagen University and at the Arab and Islamic Studies Program, Aarhus University.
From 2007 to 2010 he was the director of the Danish Institute in Damascus (DID).