Hanna Nordenswan, 2017-18 Thanks To Scandinavia Kim Wall Memorial Scholar

  Hanna is pursuing an MFA in Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and has studied documentary film and journalism in Tanzania and South Africa. As a journalist Hanna has mainly worked with radio, but she considers herself as a written word journalist as well. She has written from Zanzibar and reported from the border of Burundi and Rwanda to tap into Rwanda’s environmental challenges. As…

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Karl Anker Jorgensen, PhD, 1985-86 TTS Scholar at Cornell University

Dr. Karl Anker Jorgensen, Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus It’s a safe guess that the thought of interviewing a world-famous organic chemist would seem intimidating to most of us, since such titans of genius don’t cross our paths very often. So when we caught up with Dr. Karl-Anker Jorgensen on a recent visit to New York with his wife Mia, it was a relief – and a delight –…

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Søren Larsen, 2016-2017 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at Cornell University

Søren Larsen is a Danish PhD. student at Cornell University in the Department of German Studies. He works primarily within the fields of philosophy, political science and the arts. He is a recipient of the Thanks To Scandinavia Richard and Alice Netter Scholarship at Cornell University. What brought about your strong interest in German Jewish philosophy and literature? If the writers I have been interested in were German-Jewish, that has…

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Niklas Tamm, 2016-17 Thanks To Scandinavia Scholar at the University of Michigan

  Niklas, a Thanks To Scandinavia scholar from Sweden, is studying towards a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Michigan. Niklas is the recipient of the Thanks To Scandinavia Victor Borge Music Scholarship, The Freydberg/Baumgold Scholarship, The Arie and Ida Crown Memorial Scholarship, and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Scholarship.  Tell me about your musical journey. My grandparents were musicians but I never thought that…

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