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Sara Olsvig

PhD Fellow
Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism 
Department of Arctic Social Science & Economics
Ilimmarfik, Manutooq 1 
P.O. Box 1061 
3900 Nuuk
Phone: +299 38 56 39

Sara Olsvig is a PhD Fellow at Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism, Department of Social Sciences.

Olsvig works on the PhD project "Win the hearts and minds": Superpower influence on national self-determination. How relations between Greenland and the US affect Greenland’s self-determination in times of increased international focus and tension in the Arctic - on the relationship between Greenland and the USA in a security policy perspective.

Olsvig is Cand. Scient. Anth. from University of Copenhagen (2008) and has a BA in Culture & Social History from Ilisimatusarfik (2002). Sara Olsvig was a Member of Parliament and for a period Minister in the Greenlandic Government in the years 2011 - 2018. Olsvig has headed the political party Inuit Ataqatigiit, the Arctic Parliamentary Committee - and is currently a member of the Greenland Council for Human Rights, of which she is chair, and is an assigned member of the Greenland Constitutional Commission.