Here you find some of the open lectures and panel discussions that have been held at the Swedish Defence University.
Strategic talks is a seminar series at the Swedish Defence University where researchers and experts discuss current issues from new perspectives.
During the spring 2022, we've arranged three live talks with different perspectives on the war in Ukraine.
For articles and analyzes related to the war in Ukraine, please go to our theme page:
You'll also find our lectures and seminars on our YouTube channel.
Open lectures and seminars
Is there room for feminism in a time of militarization?
In an open lecture Cynthia Enloe, Professor at Clark University, USA, discusses feminism in relation to current events in Ukraine, but also Sweden’s move to join NATO.
The lecture was held on 19 September 2022.
The scientific way of warfare
Watch the launch event for the new edition of Antoine Bousquet’s The Scientific Way of Warfare: Order and Chaos on the Battlefields of Modernity. The book launch begins with a presentation of the book’s key features, followed by a discussion and Q & A.
The book launch was held on 09 June 2022.
Mobilizing Women, Peace and Security in Ukraine - Gender Perspectives on NATO
Clare Hutchinson, former NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for women, peace and security, discusses the war in Ukraine from a gender perspective with researchers at the Swedish Defence University.
The panel discussion was held on 9 May 2022.
The War in Ukraine - Military-Strategic Implications
Researchers at the Swedish Defence University and the Swedish Defence Research Agency discuss the military strategic situation in Ukraine.
The panel discussion was held on March 16, 2022.
Perspectives on the war in Ukraine
Kjell Engelbrekt, Professor of Political Science, Heather Harrison Dinniss, Senior Lecturer in International Law and Niklas Nilsson, Associate Professor in War Science, give their perspectives on the war in Ukraine. The conversation is led by Vice-Chancellor Robert Egnell.
The panel discussion was held on March 8, 2022.
20 years after 9/11
Taking stock of 9/11 and its long-term implications: practicing counterterrorism/counterinsurgency and building resilience at home and abroad.
The panel discussion was held on 10 September 2021.
This year's Hugo Raab Award goes to Charlotte Wagnsson09 Nov 2022Charlotte Wagnsson, Professor of Political Science, has been awarded the 2022 Hugo Raab Award, the Swedish Defence University's award for scientific work of exceptional quality.
"Brussels and Washington should aim for a long-term sustainable transatlantic consensus"25 Oct 2022In a recently published article in the academic journal European Foreign Affairs Review , Kjell Engelbrekt, Professor of Political Science at the Swedish Defence University, discusses poss...
Feminism in a time of militarization17 Oct 2022In mid-September, Cynthia Enloe, Professor at Clark University, in Massachusetts, USA, visited the Swedish Defence University where she gave a popular lecture on the theme of war, militariza...