Jacob Mchangama

Director of Legal Affairs, Center for Political Studies

Jacob Mchangama is director of legal affairs at the Center for Political Studies, a think tank based in Copenhagen, where he focuses on advocacy and academic research in the fields of human rights with a specific focus on freedom of expression.  He is also an external lecturer in international human rights law at the University of Copenhagen.  He has published numerous articles in academic journals as well as in international newspapers such as Wall Street Journal Europe, Globe and Mail, National Review, Reason, The Australian, South China Morning Post, Jerusalem Post, Hürriet Daily News, Voice of Russia, China Post, and Daily News (Egypt).  His work has been mentioned in international media including the Economist, Courrier International and  He is a frequent commentator for Danish TV and radio.  In 2010 he was voted the most influential Danish public intellectual under the age of 40 by Danish newspaper Politiken.

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Publications and Multimedia
The European Court of Human Rights - A European Constitutional Court?
Engage Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2012
May 17, 2012
The Muslim World - Event Audio/Video
Silenced: Are Global Trends to Ban Religious Defamation, Religious Insult, and Islamophobia a New Challenge to First Amendment Freedoms?
November 04, 2011