Amalie Kestler


  • Program Year
  • 2005-06
  • Country of Current Residence
  • Denmark
  • City/Town of Current Residence
  • Copenhagen
  • Current Position
  • Head of Editorial Board
  • Organization
  • Politiken
  • Profession(s)
  • Political Editor, Journalist

  • Sector(s)
  • Government, Journalism
  • Language(s)
  • English, Danish, Swedish, German, Norwegian
  • Interest(s) / Expertise
  • journalism, political reporting, politics
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Amalie is from Denmark, where she received her BA in Journalism from the Danish School of Journalism. While growing up, Amalie lived in Uummaannaaq, Greenland, for four years. She spent a year as an exchange student in California, where she polished her English; she also speaks German, Swedish and Norwegian, in addition to Danish.

She worked as front page editor at the leading Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende. Before that she held the position of political editor of the National Danish News Agency, Ritzaus Bureau. She has done political reporting from the Prime Minister’s visits to Iraq, Afghanistan, Beijing, Shanghai as well as Washington. Amalie has written extensively on the future of the Social Democratic Parties in Scandinavia. Apart from her job, Amalie has completed a course on leadership in the Danish Media World.

As a Fellow

During her time in Montreal, Amalie followed classes at McGill in Political Science, Middle East Politics and American Politics – all of them led by excellent teachers. She also wrote a contribution to a book on Danish Political Journalism and Communication, which was published in Denmark. Her contribution was on the relationship between politicians and reporters and offered suggestions about how to make this relationship more constructive.

“The Sauvé Scholar Program has had an enormous influence on my life. Not only did I get the chance to follow classes at McGill University, which in itself was a gift, I also connected with unique individuals from all around the world, including the ones associated with the Program in Montreal. I still use the network very actively, when something happens in a part of the world that my newspaper needs to cover. Also, I have made lifelong friendships due to the Sauvé Fellows Program.” – Amalie Kestler