Georg Sørensen

Professor, Jens Chr. Skou Senior Fellow


  • Professor, International Politics and Economics, Department of Political Science.


  • MA, political science (1975)
  • PhD, social science (1983) (Trans­national Corporations and Economic Development)
  • Dr.scient.pol. (1993) (Democracy and Development.)


  • 1978-1979: Assistant Lecturer, development theory, Aarhus Univ.
  • 1979-1981: Lecturer, macro economics & international ­relations, Aalborg Univ.
  • 1981-1983: Research Fellow, transnationals in Brazil, Aalborg Univ.
  • 1984-1989: Senior Lecturer, International Economics and politics, Aalborg U.
  • 1989-1995: Senior Lecturer, International politics, Aarhus Univ.
  • 1995-      : Professor, International Politics and Economics, Aarhus Univ.


Administrative experience

  • Head of Department, 2001-2004.
  • Chairman of the Board, Danish Institute of International Studies, 2003-2010
  • Member, Danish Social Science Research Council, 1999-2001.
  • Member of Board of Dirs., Cen­tre for Development Research, Copenhagen, 1989-95.
  • Mem­ber of Board of Dirs., Centre of Pea­ce and Con­flict Research, Copen­hagen, 1988-91.
  • Member of Board of Dirs., Danish Ass. for Develop­ment Research, 1982-85.
  • Var­ious administrative posts in the uni­ver­sity system.
  • Member editorial board, Westview Press ‘Dilemmas in World Politics' series.
  • Member editorial committee, Journal of Peace Research, 1991-99.
  • Editor, Politica, Aarhus Univ., 1995-98.
  • Editorial board/advisory board member: Cooperation and Conflict, International Relations, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.
  • Program Committee member, APSA 100th Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2004


  • Danida (evaluation of democracy assistance)
  • Sida, Norad (evaluation of projects in development research)
  • United Nations University (project on UN in the 21st century)
  • Inter­national Center for Public Enterprise (projects on the role of public enterprise in developing coun­tries)
  • Various other consultancies for Danish and International organi­za­tions working with develop­ment and inter­national relations.

Awards & Grants:

  • Nominated for the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order ($100,000), for A Liberal World Order in Crisis. Choosing Between Imposition and Restraint, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Shortlisted for Estoril Global Issues Book Prize 2009 (70,000 Euros). (Book: Democracy and Democratization. Processes and Prospects in a Changing World).
  • Aarhus University Jubilee Foundation, Research Award 1994, (DKK 50,000)
  • Various research grants, Aarhus University, Social Science Research Council, Council for Development Research, Council for Peace and Con­flict Re­sea­rch, Nordic Council for Inter­national Relations.

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