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PhD defense: Mitdlarak Lennert


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On Wednesday 24 March 2021 Mitdlarak Lennert from the Department of Social Sciences at Ilisimatusarfik will defend her PhD thesis titled: "The administrative context of the Greenland primary and lower secondary school system - a governance system misaligned with learning".

Assessment Committee

  • Associate professor Kevin Perry, PhD | Institute of Society, Economics & Journalism, Ilisimatusarfik
  • Professor Diane Hirshberg, PhD | Institute of Social & Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Director Michael Quinn Patton, PhD | Utilization-Focused Evaluation, Saint Paul, Minnesota


  • Main supervisor: Associate professor Maria Ackrén, PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Ilisimatusarfik
  • Co-supervisor: Associate professor Steven Arnfjord, PhD, Department of Social Sciences, Ilisimatusarfik


The auditorium at Campus Ilimmarfik, Wednesday 24 March 2021, at 15.00 (also live-streaming on our Facebook page):

  • 15.00: Welcome by the Head of Institute, professor Gestur Hovgaard, PhD and leader of the defense, associate professor Kevin Perry, PhD
  • 15.10: Presentation of PhD thesis by Mitdlarak Lennert
  • 16.10: Break
  • 16.30: The Assessment Committee:
    • 16.30 - 16.50: Diane Hirshberg
    • 16.50 - 17.10: Michael Quinn Patton
    • 17.10 - 17.30: Kevin Perry
  • 17.30: Questions from the floor
  • 17.50: End of the PhD defense
  • 18.00: The Assessment Committee's statement and reception


NOTE: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, unfortunately there is a limited number of audience members allowed - a maximum of 35 people can participate. You can reserve a seat by sending an e-mail to, no later than 22 March 2021.

Also note that the doors will be locked during the PhD defense, and that it will not be possible to enter or leave the auditorium before the break.

The PhD defense will be video recorded and posted on Ilisimatusarfik's website.

Copies of the dissertation are available at the library at Ilisimatusarfik.

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