Areas of Expertise:
• Cultural Diplomacy
• International Cultural Exchange
• Innovation, Creativity and Design-thinking
• Nordic Countries
Ulla Rønberg is a senior visiting scholar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, where she has been part of the working group that developed the book project Nordic Ways under the management of director Andras Simonyi. Nordic Ways covers Nordic societies in the field of politics through academia, business and management, the world of arts, architecture and design, and pays special attention to gender issues and equality. As part of this project Mrs. Rønberg initiated a conference on Design and Innovation at CTR and contributed to the conference on Democratic Values, also at CTR, as keynote speaker.
Alongside her work at CTR Mrs. Rønberg has developed an Art in Embassy project at the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, in close collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Ministry of Culture and the Danish Embassy. With this project the Danish Embassy has become a first mover in Danish cultural diplomacy, turning the embassy into a strong platform for Danish contemporary artists and designers.
Mrs. Rønberg has a background in the areas of cultural diplomacy, where she has been working as a special adviser and project leader in the Danish Ministry of Culture. Here she has developed large scale cultural exchange projects and bilateral memorandum of understandings between the government of Denmark and foreign countries.
She started her career in fine art museums in Denmark as head of educational departments and curator, where she developed exhibitions, educational programs and learning strategies for children and teens. During her years in museums, she took a break and moved to Paris with her family, where she worked as a visiting scholar at Université Paris-Sorbonne. She was part of an editorial working group that developed digital learning materials for students studying Danish at Sorbonne. Mrs. Rønberg was editor for the chapters describing Danish culture and the arts.
Ulla Rønberg holds a Master Degree in History of Art and Nordic Literature from Aarhus University, Denmark, a diploma degree in History of Art from University of Warwick, England and a diploma degree in Media and Journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
She speaks Danish, German, English and French.