NSU Board

The NSU Board is its executive body. The board consists of five members,  four of which must be representatives from different Nordic or Baltic countries. The president and board members are elected by participants of NSU to serve for one calendar year at a time.  Areas of responsibility are divided among the board members and include- economy, press and archive, study program, communication and PR, external relations, and management of internal board affairs. Board meetings take place in person a minimum of four times a year.

Protocols from board meetings are made public and can be found on this website. Archive >>

Board 2017:

Ragnhild Freng Dale (Norway)
Board member Norway, 2016-
ragnhild.dale [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU Communication, i.e. PR, web, newsletters & archive. Contact for: Study Circles 6 and 7. In charge of the Political Task Force. Previously: Contact for: Circle 6 and 7.


Disa Kamula (Finland)
Chair Finland 2017, Vice-Chair Finland 2013-2015
disa.kamula [at] nsuweb.org
Chair 2017. Previously: Leader of Arrkom in 2016; in the board 2015 in charge of: NSU Economy. Contact for: the study circles 5, 7, X and the Ad hoc seminars.


Johanna Sjöstedt (Sweden)
Board member Sweden, 2016-
johanna.sjostedt [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU Press. Contact for: Study Circles 1 and 3. Previously in 2015 in charge of: NSU Communication, i.e. PR, web, newsletters & archive. Contact for: Study Circles 3 and 4, as well as the NSU keynotes.


Ben Tyrer (United Kingdom)
Board member International 2017
ben.tyrer [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: Study Program. Contact for: Study Circles 2 and 5. Previously: Study Circle 4: Psychoanalysis in Our Time


Jutta Vikman (Finland)
Board member Finland 2017
jutta.vikman [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU Economy. Vice Chair. Contact for: the study circles 4, 8, Ad Hoc and X.


Deputies 2017:

Olga Breskaya (Belarus/Lithuania)
Deputy Baltic 2016, 2017
olga.breskaya [at] ehu.lt
Deputy Baltic 2016, 2017 Previously: Study Circle 5: International Relations and Human Rights


Luisa Greenfield (USA/Germany)
Deputy International 2016, 2017
luisa.greenfield [at] nsuweb.org
Deputy International 2016, 2017. Affaffiliated with Study Circle 7 (2016-2018). Editor of NSU Newsletter.


Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen (Denmark)
Deputy Denmark 2017
ghja [at] ucsyd.dk
Deputy Denmark 2017 Previously: Deputy Denmark 2016, Study Circle 1: Transformations in welfare in the Nordic countries


Mogens Chrom Jacobsen (Denmark)
Coordinator Study Circle 5, Deputy Denmark 2017
chrom [at] cegetel.net
Deputy Denamark 2017, Study Circle 5: International Relations and Human Rights


Raine Vasquez (Finland)
Deputy Finland 2017
raine.vasquez [at] gmail.com
Deputy Finland 2017 Previously: Study Circle 2: Appearances of the Political, Coordinator 2 2014-2016


Board 2016:

Corinna Casi (Finland)
Board member Finland, 2015-
corinna.casi [at] nsuweb.org
Vice-chair. In charge of: NSU Study Program, including notification of deadlines, evaluation of exisiting circles, proposals for new study circles, and the scholarship and grant program. Contact for: the study circles 2 and 8, and the Children Circle (CC).


Ragnhild Freng Dale (Norway)
Board member Norway, 2016-
ragnhild.dale [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU Communication, i.e. PR, web, newsletters & archive. Contact for: Study Circles 6 and 7. In charge of the Political Task Force. Previously: Contact for: Circle 6 and 7.


Gísli Sveinn Loftsson (Iceland)
Board member Iceland, 2016-
gisli.loftsson [at] wolfson.oxon.org
In charge of: NSU Economy. Contact for: the study circles 1 and 5.


Per Roar (Norway)
Chair Norway, 2013-
per.roar [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU board & operation and the external affairs of NSU, including the Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR), NordForsk, and Föreningen Nordens Förbund (FNF). Contact for: NMR, Nordforsk, FNF, and NSU Operation, including the Political task force. Contact for: Circle X and ad hoc symposiums.


Johanna Sjöstedt (Sweden)
Board member Sweden, 2016-
johanna.sjostedt [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU Press. Contact for: Study Circles 1 and 3. Previously in 2015 in charge of: NSU Communication, i.e. PR, web, newsletters & archive. Contact for: Study Circles 3 and 4, as well as the NSU keynotes.


Deputies 2016:

Þórný Barðardóttir (Iceland)
Deputy Iceland 2016
thornybarda [at] gmail.com



Olga Breskaya (Belarus/Lithuania)
Deputy Baltic 2016, 2017
olga.breskaya [at] ehu.lt
Deputy Baltic 2016, 2017 Previously: Study Circle 5: International Relations and Human Rights


Luisa Greenfield (USA/Germany)
Deputy International 2016, 2017
luisa.greenfield [at] nsuweb.org
Deputy International 2016, 2017. Affaffiliated with Study Circle 7 (2016-2018). Editor of NSU Newsletter.


Gro Hellesdatter Jacobsen (Denmark)
Deputy Denmark 2017
ghja [at] ucsyd.dk
Deputy Denmark 2017 Previously: Deputy Denmark 2016, Study Circle 1: Transformations in welfare in the Nordic countries


Jutta Vikman (Finland)
Board member Finland 2017
jutta.vikman [at] nsuweb.org
In charge of: NSU Economy. Vice Chair. Contact for: the study circles 4, 8, Ad Hoc and X.