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Climate, Crisis and Security Network

The purpose of the network is to develop the rapidly growing field of research that links climate, crisis and security studies at the Swedish Defence University.

The network consists primarily of researchers at the Swedish Defence University who focus on various aspects of climate-related issues, such as climate resilience, sustainability, climate adaptation, environmental security, disaster studies and crisis management.

The network provides a key space to share new ideas, collaborate on research projects and make connect with other scolars as well as practitioners working on climate and environmental issues. The network regularly invites experts to give talks and open lectures.

Open lectures spring 2024

  • 5 March, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Ongoing activities related to climate change, crisis management and security, Maria Jontén, Coordinator at the Collaboration Department, Swedish Defence University.
  • 9 April, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Five urgent questions on ecological security, Dan Smith, director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
  • 7 May, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    The legitimacy beliefs of indigenous peoples vis-à-vis global adaptation governance institutions; legitimacy, justice and participation, Suanne Mistel Segovia Tzompa, postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Leadership, Command & Control at the Swedish Defence University, and associated researcher at the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) doing research at the intersection between climate and disaster governance.
  • 10 June, 10:00-11:30 a-m.
    Environmental peacebuilding in Colombia – counter-intuitive impacts on human rights defenders, Fariborz Zelli, professor at Lund University.



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Peter Haldén

Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer
Simon Hollis

Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Director of studies +46 8-55342593
Arita Holmberg

Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer +46 8-55342747