Sök

Meet some of our researchers

Are you curious about how research affects your day-to-day life? Or perhaps you want to learn more about how research works and what we do at the Swedish Defence University? Here you will find interviews with some of the researchers at the Swedish Defence University.

Our researchers are experts within the fields of societal security, defence, leadership under stressful conditions and crisis management. Below you will find interviews with some of them about current research projects.

The art of imagining the consequences of creeping crises

Can great power politics be understood with the help of ideas taken from research on narcissism and narrative psychology? Linus Hagström is of this opinion, and in a recent article defines f...

Japanese women's views on safety

In a study published in the Social Science Japan Journal , researchers from the Swedish Defence University investigate how women in three Japanese interest groups view security and securit...

Difficult start in professional life for new officers

In a study published in the journal Armed Forces and Society, researchers at the Swedish Defence University investigate how newly graduated officers and specialist officers experience joinin...

Narcissism theory contributes to the understanding of great powers

Can great power politics be understood with the help of ideas taken from research on narcissism and narrative psychology? Linus Hagström is of this opinion, and in a recent article defines f...

Resilience and disaster risk reduction

In a new book - Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean: the Local Construction of Disaster Risk Reduction – Simon Hollis examines why international development projects on disaster risk...

”This opens the scope for questioning and rethinking”

Claudia Baisini’s PhD thesis in Philosophy explores the relation between language, observation and understanding, which in turn influences action. “I examine what we do when we talk of a ph...

Family networks part of the political order

In his book ‘Family Power: Kinship, War and Political Orders in Eurasia 500-2018’, Peter Haldén examines how stable political systems have been dependent on family networks and on the idea o...

Men and women view security differently

Women tend to link security issues like terrorism, military power and crime to personal safety whereas men to a greater degree link security to threats to the state and society. Concurrently...

Research on managers who do damage

Managers’ destructive leadership behaviour leaves significantly deeper traces in people than good leadership. Nonetheless, management research has long focused on the positive. But now, Mari...

A Professor of War Studies who likes peace

What does warfare in the future look like from a Swedish perspective? And what role will artificial intelligence and new technologies play for the work of the armed forces? These are some of...

“Unique environment for research on gender, peace and security”

On 9 January 2019, Annick Wibben was appointed the Swedish Defence University’s first Anna Lindh Professor in Gender, Peace and Security. Her ambition is to create an environment for the exc...

“It feels very meaningful”

Gerry Larsson’s research mainly focuses on leadership and leadership development. He is the man behind a widely used leadership model known as Developmental Leadership, which has been used b...

In Russian media Sweden is depicted most negatively of all the Scandinavian countries

There are great differences in how the Russian news organisation Sputnik depicts the Scandinavian countries.

How can compliance with the law of armed conflict be improved?

In a recently published article in the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Jann Kleffner takes the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions as the starting point to examine one of...

The role of crisis communicators

The status and professional role of crisis communicators improves with experience of real crises and close cooperation with blue light organisations, such as the police and rescue services....

“Information is the core of security policy”

There are great differences in how the Russian news organisation Sputnik depicts the Scandinavian countries.

The law continues to fascinate him

Jann Kleffner's research revolves around various aspects of international operational law, including the law of armed conflict, the law on the use of force in international relations and hum...

Spotlight on soft power

Stephanie Winkler’s PhD thesis explores how the concept of soft power has developed over time and shaped world politics. "I show that academic concepts not only describe the reality, but th...

Share: