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Jan Top Christensen started on August 1, 2014 the re-opening of the Danish embassy in Manila and finished his term August 31, 2019. In 2007, re-opened the Danish embassy in Lebanon. In 2013, he was appointed ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrein, Oman and Yemen, but due to his active human rights profile, Saudi Arabia and Bahrein did not issue agrément. He has held senior positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within various fields such as Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Asia, Humanitarian Crisis and UN Security Council matters. He holds degrees in international relations and economics plus French language. From 1987-90 he was Head of UNHCR-Field Office in Palawan, Philippines.

JTC started his professional career in academia as associate professor at Institute of Political Science, Aarhus University, DK, and later as research fellow at the National Council for Social Sciences, having written books and articles about international politics.

JTC has been active in the Danish written and electronic media and SoMe, using his insights and experiences to inform a broader public about international issues. He has given many public presentations about international politics.

JTC has received from the Queen of Denmark the Order of Dannebrog (1st degree), from the President of the Philippines, The Order of Sikatuna (gold - with title of Datu) and from the Knights of Rizal, the Order of Grand Officer of Knights of Rizal.

Since September 2019,  settling in Ottawa with Canadian wife, Dr. Kieu T.T. Phung and daughter, Anna.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY JAN TOP CHRISTENSEN

Covid-krise fylder mere end Afghanistan-kollaps i canadisk valgkamp (Covid crisis fills more than Afghanistan collapse in Canadian election campaign)Greenland takes front seat on Arctic Council on behalf of the Kingdom of Denmark
Canada: Første generalguvernør med Inuit-oprindelse kan blive den sidste i jobbet (Canada: First Governor-General of Inuit origin may become the last in office)
Canadas nationaldag 1. juli – festens eller sorgens dag? (Canada’s National July 1 – Day of Feast or Sorrow?)

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