Advisor, Senior Associate
Partnership for Global Security
Ambassador John Bernhard served as the Permanent Representative of Denmark to the IAEA and a Legal Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs during his 37-year diplomatic career in the Danish Foreign Service (1974-2011). He has held Ambassadorial posts in Venezuela, Spain, the Netherlands, and Austria and has been involved in the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation for Europe (OSCE), the European Union, and the Council of Europe. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the IAEA from 2009-2011 and Vice Chairman of the Board from 2010-2011. After retiring from the Danish Foreign Service in 2011, Ambassador Bernhard now works as an independent advisor on international political and legal issues.