Institut for Statskundskab

Lasse Egendal Leipziger

Ph.d.-stipendiat, Ph.d.-studerende


2017-2018: Crown Prince Frederik Scholar, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2015-2017: M.Sc. Political Science, Aarhus University
2015: Exchange Student, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris
2012-2015: B.Sc. Political Science, Aarhus University
2008-2011: Danish upper secondary exam, Risskov Gymnasium, Aarhus
2007-2008: Rotary Youth exchange, 1st year of high school, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Zacatecas, Mexico

Work Experience

2018-2020: Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
2016: Teaching Assistant in Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
2016: Intern in the political-economic section, Royal Danish Embassy in Berlin
2014-2015: Student Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
2013-2014: Voluntary organizer, Aarhus Symposium


2018: "Thukydids fælde: Derfor er krig mellem Kina og USA mere sandsynlig, end du tror" in Berlingske Tidende
2016: "Democracy and State Capacity revisited" Working Paper,
2015: "Does Oil Sustain Authoritarianism in the Middle East?" published at


2017: Crown Prince Frederik Scholarship for Harvard University
2017: BCG Best Political Science Student
2016: Varieties of Democracy Best Student Paper Award: “Democracy and State Capacity revisited”
2015: The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po Student Paper Award: "Does Oil Sustain Authoritarianism in the Middle East?"
2015: H.M. Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant to students at Aarhus University


Native speaker in Danish and German. Fluent in English and Spanish, level B2 French