Board 2019-06-11T06:43:01+00:00

The Danish House in Palestine is both an association and an independent institution. The board of the Danish House in Palestine is responsible for both the association, which consists of supporters, and the independent institution, which is placed in Ramallah.

Lone Bildsøe Lassen
Lone Bildsøe LassenChair
MA in International Development Studies and Management from Roskilde University (1993). She is the former director of the Danish House in Palestine. Started her career at UNDP in Jerusalem, followed by 17 years at the Danish Refugee Council, where she worked with refugees and internally displaced persons in the Caucasus, Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on the war in Syria.
Gry Krogager Lund
Gry Krogager LundDeputy Chair
Art Historian. Gry has developed exhibitions in Copenhagen and has worked as assistant curator at Arken Museum for Modern Art. Most recently she has developed projects focusing on contemporary art of the Middle East in Copenhagen and Cairo, including the project Streets of Cairo.
Kirsten Jensen
Kirsten JensenTreasurer
Principal at Hvidovre Gymnasium & HF in Copenhagen, a senior high school with an ethnically and socially diverse group of students. Co-organiser of several successful Master Classes in Palestine for students and teachers from senior high schools in Denmark.
Bilal Al-Issa
Bilal Al-IssaBoard Member
BA in International Business Communication from the University of Southern Denmark. Former project coordinator at the Danish House in Palestine and three time Danish champion in boxing. Former member of an advisory board under the Danish Ministry of Culture.
Ghassan Abdullah
Ghassan AbdullahBoard Member
Former Information Director at Birzeit University’s Institute of Law and now active in Palestinian civil society in Ramallah. Ghassan writes and translates on issues in science, development and Palestinian politics.
Yara Odeh
Yara OdehBoard Member
Holds a master degree in International Cooperation and Development from Bethlehem University and Pavia University/Italy, and a BA in Finance from Birzeit University. She carries extensive experience in programme management in the fields of arts and culture, community development, emergency response and research.
Bjørn Meidell
Bjørn Meidell Board Member
Teacher of Social Science and History. Has traveled in Palestine in 1989, 1993-1994, 2014 and 2015. Among other things, Bjørn Meidell has published books in Danish on Palestine and the broader Middle East.
Daoud Ghoul
Daoud GhoulAlternate Member
Director of Jerusalem Arts Network ”SHAFAQ”. BA in Political Science (2009) and MA in Jerusalem Studies from Al-Quds University (2018). Former youth program manager at Jerusalem Health Work Committee (HWC). Has also worked as a local/alternative tour guide in Jerusalem.
Saer El-Jaichi
Saer El-JaichiAlternate Member
Saer El-Jaichi is a Palestinian Danish scholar, who lives in Copenhagen. He obtained his PhD in 2016 in Islamic Philosophy at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, where he has been lecturing for the last nine years. Saer’s research includes studies of medieval Arabic and Islamic mysticism, theology, and philosophy, and of contemporary Arabic thought.