Open lectures

Here you find some of the open lectures and panel discussions that have been held at the Swedish Defence University.

Strategic talks

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.

Strategic talks

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.

Panel discussions

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.