Marc Jacobsen is a Senior Fellow and Leadership Group member at The Arctic Institute, and as Communication Manager responsible for TAI’s external and internal communication. His research and writing mainly focus on Arctic security politics and strategies of the Kingdom of Denmark, with particular focus on the emerging opportunities and challenges to the Danish-Greenlandic relationship.
Marc is also a PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen’s Political Science Department, where he researches the dynamics of identity, geopolitics, and security in the Arctic international relations. He also teaches courses and supervises MA theses involving the Arctic region, International Relations theories and discourse analysis.
Together with Victoria Hermann, he has edited a special issue about ‘Arctic International Relations in a Widened Security Perspective’ (Politik, 3, 2017). He has authored several articles about Greenland and Denmark’s role in the Arctic – i.a. ‘Setting the scene in Nuuk: introducing the cast of characters in Greenlandic foreign policy narratives’ (co-authored w. Ulrik Pram Gad, Routledge 2017), and ‘The Power of Collective Identity Narration: Greenland’s Way to a more Autonomous Foreign Policy’ (Arctic Yearbook, 2015). He also regularly writes news articles for the Greenlandic newspaper Sermitsiaq.
Marc holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from University of Westminster and a Master’s degree in Political Communication and Management from Copenhagen Business School. The former focused broadly on Arctic security discourses since 1945, while the latter was written on Greenland’s foreign affairs since 2009. He further has a Bachelor in Social Science and Communication from Roskilde University.