Gert Tinggard Svendsen is a Professor of Comparative Politics and Head of Section, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. He has researched extensively in the importance of trust in society and will be one of the keynote speakers at the Digital Roundtable May 4 at Aarhus City Hall on Trust & Tech Stage.
Svendsen has authored numerous books and articles – including the popular 60-page book “Trust” from Aarhus University’s Reflections series (Tænkepauser), which explains why trust is so essential to a healthy and productive national economy.
As visiting scholar at the University of Maryland and the World Bank, he has worked with trust, social capital and collective action problems. In 2016, he was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog, one of the Danish monarchy’s highest orders of chivalry, for his scientific contributions.