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Dr. Kristian Søby Kristensen

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Researcher, Centre for Military Studies at University of Copenhagen

    Full Biography

    Kristian Søby Kristensen is Senior Researcher at the Center for Military Studies, Department of Political Science (since 2013) where he also has the role of Deputy Director. He has worked as a researcher at the Center for Military Studies (2010-13) and the Danish Institute for Military Studies (2008-10). He has been a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University (2012).

    Kristensen’s research interests fall broadly within the realm of international security, and he has published on Arctic security, preparedness and resilience, Danish and European security and defense policy as well as war, strategy, and the use of military force.

    He is a widely used commentator in Danish media on defense and security issues. He is a founding member of the interdisciplinary research network 'Climate Arctic Governance’ (CArGo) at the University of Copenhagen.

    Additionally, his professional service to society includes being Member, Danish Ministry of Defence Working Group on future tasks and capabilities in the Arctic (2015-16), Member, Danish Ministry of Defence Working Group on Danish participation in European Defence Fund (2019-), Member, external advisory board for Danish Institute for International Studies commissioned study on the developments in Arctic security (2020), seconded to European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats’ Expert Pool on Arctic security (2020), and member of the Core Advisory Group on the Danish Government Defence Agreement Review , ‘Zilmer-Johns Udredningen’ (2020-2022)