Call for Paper:

Perspectives on Security, Crisis and War – Second Nordic PhD Conference (PDF, 294 kB)

Swedish Defence University, Stockholm 20th-21st of October 2016

Crisis and war poses extraordinary challenges for societies and organisations. In recent years there has been a growing interest in expanding the academic thinking on the study of war, security and crisis management from a wide range of topics. We aim to convene PhD-students from the Nordic countries and Northern Europe researching: Leadership in crisis and/or war, International law in crisis and/or war, Crisis Management, War Studies and Military Technology from a critical perspective. We maintain a wide definition of research on crisis and war to allow fruitful exchange of perspectives.


The conference accepts papers that broadly fit into the categories below, but we are at the same time open for suggestions on a wide range of topics. If you feel uncertain of which category to submit to, please contact Fredrik Eriksson for further information.

  • Leadership in security, crisis and/or war (torbjorn.engelkes [at]
  • International law in security, crisis and/or war (pontus.winther [at]
  • Security and Crisis Management (magna.robertsson [at]
  • War Studies – Critical Military Studies (anders.malm [at]
  • Military Technology (martin.bang [at]


Send your abstract, of no more than 300 words, to one of the contacts above, including a presentation of your research project and a short CV. The deadline is August 26th 2016.

The deadline for papers is September 30th 2015.

Conference Fee

The Conference fee of 1500 SEK covers two lunches, one dinner and coffee. Travel and accommodation are organized by each participant at their own expense. The venue is SEDU, Drottning Kristinas Väg 37 in Stockholm. For more information about the conference or SEDU please visit

Organising Committee

  • Fredrik Eriksson (fredrik.eriksson [at] Assistant Professor in History
  • Eva-Karin Olsson (eva-karin.olsson [at] Assistant Professor Political Science
  • Leadership in crisis and/or war (torbjorn.engelkes [at]
  • International Law in crisis and/or war (pontus.winther [at]
  • Crisis Management: Magna Robertsson (magna.robertsson [at]
  • War studies – Critical Military Studies (anders.malm [at]
  • Military Technology (martin.bang [at]