An inter­view with

Michael Vinding

Pos­i­tion & Affil­i­ation: Anthro­po­lo­gist & retired diplomat
Date: Feb­ru­ary 22, 2020 in Copen­ha­gen, Denmark
Inter­viewed by: Anna Sehnalova

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Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies. (2021, Decem­ber 2). An inter­view with Michael Vind­ing. Retrieved 30 Janu­ary 2023, from https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/michael-vinding/.
“An inter­view with Michael Vind­ing.” Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies, 2 Dec. 2021, https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/michael-vinding/.
Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies. 2021. An inter­view with Michael Vind­ing. [online], Avail­able at: https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/michael-vinding/ [Accessed 30 Janu­ary 2023]
Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies. “An inter­view with Michael Vind­ing.” 2021, Decem­ber 2. https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/michael-vinding/.

Dis­claim­er: The views and opin­ions expressed in this inter­view are those of the inter­viewee and do not neces­sar­ily rep­res­ent the offi­cial pos­i­tion of the Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies project.

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August 2021

 

Cur­riculum Vitae

 

Dr. Michael Vinding

Birth                  

30 March 1950, Copen­ha­gen, Denmark

Mar­it­al Status

Mar­ried (to Bina Vind­ing, née Lama). No children

Degrees

Doc­tor philo­sophi­ae, Uni­ver­sity of Aar­hus, 1998

Magister sci­en­tiar­um, Uni­ver­sity of Copen­ha­gen, 1975

Exa­men philo­sophic­um, Uni­ver­sity of Trond­heim, 1970

Dec­or­a­tions

Knight of the Order of Dan­nebrog, Den­mark, 2002

Pra­bal Gorkha Dak­sh­ina Bahu Chou, Nepal, 1989

Pos­i­tions

Mon­it­or
European Uni­on Mon­it­or­ing Mis­sion (EUMM) in Georgia,
2010–2016

Sab­bat­ic­al
2006–2010

Min­is­ter Counsellor
Depart­ment for Asia and the Pacific, Min­istry of For­eign Affairs, Copenhagen
2004–2006

Head of Mis­sion (Char­gé d’affaires e.p.)
Office of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive of Den­mark to Afghanistan
2002–2004

Res­id­ent Coordin­at­or (Coun­sel­lor)
Liais­on Office of Den­mark, Thimphu
1997–2002

Head of Section
Depart­ment for Asia and the Pacific, Min­istry of For­eign Affairs, Copenhagen
1995–1997

Head of Section
NGO Sec­tion, Min­istry of For­eign Affairs, Copenhagen
1993–1995

Coun­sel­lor
Roy­al Dan­ish Embassy, Dhaka
1990–1993

Head of Section
Min­istry of For­eign Affairs, Copenhagen
1988–1990

Socio-Eco­­nom­ist
ILO, Kath­mandu
1985–1986

Juni­or Pro­fes­sion­al Officer
UNDP, Kath­mandu
1981–1984

Research Fel­low
Insti­tute of Eth­no­logy and Anthropology
Uni­ver­sity of Copenhagen
1979–1981

Research among the Thakali of Nepal
Fun­ded by the Dan­ish Nation­al Research Coun­cil for the Humanities
1975–1978

Boards

Edit­or, Journ­al of Bhutan Stud­ies, 1999–2002

Pub­lic­a­tions

Books and art­icles on the Thakali of Nepal, includ­ing ‘The Thakali. A Him­alay­an Eth­no­graphy.’ Lon­don 1998: Ser­in­dia Paper­back edi­tion: New Del­hi 2008: Adroit Publishers