Helle Malmvig is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), specializing in Middle East regional politics.
She holds a PhD in International Politics from the University of Copenhagen and a MSc with honors in International Politics of the Middle East from SOAS London. Malmvig has been a visiting scholar at Centre d'Études et de Recherces Internationales (CERI) Science Po in Paris, and at Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.
She has published articles and books on Middle East politics, state sovereignty and intervention, US and EU Middle East policies, and on conflict and creative resistance in Syria.
Malmvig advises The Danish Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Parliament and the EU Commission. She was a member of the recent government commissioned study on Danish Defence and Diplomacy in Times of Change. Malmvig frequently commentates on Middle East issues in national and international media (e.g. BBC World, France3, Le Figaro, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor). She is also the Danish EuroMeSco representative, and has served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Anna Lindh Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures, based in Alexandria Egypt.