Aarhus Universitets segl

Christian Axboe Nielsen


Curriculum Vitae





Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences New York, NY

Doctor of Philosophy with distinction, East Central European History, May 2002


M. Phil., East Central European History, April 1999

Fields of Concentration for Comprehensive Exam: Habsburg History, 1740-1918, Modern German History, 1918-1989, Modern East Central European History, 1918-1991, Russian and Soviet History, 1905-1991 (minor field)


Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs New York, NY

Master of International Affairs, May 1997

Fields of Concentration: Human Rights and Humanitarian AffairsandEast Central Europe


Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO

B.A., in Political Science magna cum laude and Germanic Languages and Literatures, May 1995

Honor Thesis: On the Role of the United Nations in the Conflict in the former Yugoslavia

Member, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

Washington University Junior Year Abroad at the University of Tübingen, Germany, 1993-1994



University of Århus, Institute for History and Area Studies Århus, Denmark

Assistant Professor of Southeast European Studies and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian (January 2008- )


Canadian Department of Justice Ottawa, Canada

External case consultant for the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section (April 2008-)


Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Belgrade, Serbia

External consultant for Law Enforcement Department of OSCE Mission to Serbia, advising the Service for War Crimes Investigations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia (April 2008)


International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia The Hague

Research Officer for the Chief of Investigations in the Office of the Prosecutor (February 2006-December 2007); external consultant for the Office of the Prosecutor (January 2008- )


International Criminal Court The Hague

Associate Analyst, Investigations Division, Office of the Prosecutor (August 2004-February 2006)


International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia The Hague

Research Officer and Intelligence Analyst for the Leadership Research Team in the Office of the Prosecutor (June 2002-August 2004); called as Prosecution Expert Witness in Prosecutor vs. Krajišnik (June 2005)


Council for European Studies New York, NY

Internet consultant and content editor (April 1999-May 2002)


Columbia University New York, NY

University Rapporteur for the Seminar on Post-Communist States, Societies, and Economies (1997-April 2002)


Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Various locations

Election Supervisor, general elections, Brčko, Bosnia-Herzegovina (November 11, 2000); Short-Term Observer, Serbian parliamentary elections, Belgrade, Fed. Rep. of Yugoslavia (December 23, 2000)


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Interned with Resettlement and Protection Divisions of UNHCR. Compiled custom database and report on the Krajina Serb caseload. (June 1996-August 1996)


Teaching Experience

Columbia University New York, NY

Teaching assistant for: International History, 1890-1950 (Fall 1998); Europe since 1945 (Spring 1999); Reforms and Revolutions in Hungary, 1848-1989 (Fall 1999); Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (Spring 2000)


American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Fellowship in East European Studies, 2001-2002

International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowship - Central and Eastern Europe: for dissertation research in Croatia and in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 2000-2001

Summer 2000 Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for Hungarian

Richard Hofstadter Fellow of the Harriman Institute, 1997-2001

1999 Harriman PepsiCo Summer Travel Fellowship

1996-1997 FLAS Fellowship for Serbo-Croatian