Skip to main content

Hudson Institute Welcomes Jonas Parello-Plesner as New Senior Fellow

Hudson Institute

Washington, August 7 2017 — Hudson Institute announced today that Jonas Parello-Plesner has joined Hudson Institute as a Senior Fellow, in partnership with the government of Denmark. In this role, he will focus on national security and transatlantic partnerships, Middle East policy and the political and economic stabilization of Syria and Iraq.

“As the architect of several initiatives strengthening economic and military security across the EU, Jonas brings deep expertise in results-oriented diplomacy,” said Ken Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute. “His contributions will be valued and welcomed as the United States and its coalition allies begin preparing for a post-ISIS Middle East.”

Before joining Hudson, Parello-Plesner was responsible for the Embassy of Denmark’s department of security and foreign policy in Washington, where he helped devise policies related to coalition efforts against ISIS. He has long-standing experience in the Danish Foreign Service, and served in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs while studying at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.

Parello-Plesner served as Denmark’s Senior Advisor on China and North East Asia from 2005-2009 and has provided testimony on Chinese investments in Europe to the U.S. Congress and European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Committees. He has also worked at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) as a Senior Policy Fellow. His co-authored book, China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad, was published in 2015 by IISS/Routledge and launched at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Copenhagen University, and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.

For additional information, please contact Hudson Institute Press Secretary, Carolyn Stewart, at [email protected] or (202) 974-6456.