M.A. Candidate – Class of 2020
I was born and raised in Denmark, but I always dreamed of living abroad. Attending a folk high school, The International People’s College, further inspired me to study abroad. When the opportunity presented itself, I moved to the United Kingdom to study at Cambridge University. At Cambridge I studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Human, Social and Political Sciences, and I quickly became interested by politics and international relations, in which I specialized. My dissertation examined the issues presented by state-centric perceptions and their effect on international attempts to combat climate change.
I am particularly interested in how global governance can illuminate the different ways power is exercised in the international order; the origin of ideas and discourses and their ability to maintain a particular structure in favor of particular actors; and the possibility of global governance to account for the underlying drivers of change within the system, so that we can find new ways of solving global issues. Through the research I did for my dissertation, I found that international relations theory sometimes came up short. This was especially the case regarding contemporary global issues due to their unique nature. What I find particularly enticing about Global Thought is the idea of challenging existing paradigms and established ways of thinking, and recognizing the changes taking place at a global scale – changes that affect both the problems we face as an international society, as well as possible solutions. Through Global Thought, I wish to pursue these interests and combine these ideas with environmental studies in order to prepare myself for a possible career in climate and environmental governance.
- University of Cambridge, B.A. Politics and International Relations, 2019