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Kristian Næsby Cracks the Code to Making Danish Friends in  The Murmur

Submitted by Tanner Blake Compton on December 1, 2016 - 1:41pm

Visiting Danish Lecturer Kristian Næsby was recently interviewed for an article in the English-language Danish newspaper The Murmur.  The article "Cracking the code to making Danish friends" argues that despite Denmark's positive international rankings for overall happiness and livability, Danes are often perceived as unfriendly and closed-off to newcomers. Næsby attempts to dispell that myth, noting that “Danes are not good at being first to extend a helping hand to strangers, but I do believe that Danes are really friendly when approached correctly." Næsby teaches undergraduate courses on Danish culture, language, and literature.