Dr. Adam D.M. Svendsen is an associate at the Institute and an intelligence and defence strategist, educator and researcher, formerly based in the Centre for Military Studies (CMS), Department of Political Science (IFS), University of Copenhagen (KU), Denmark.
He holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, UK, and has also been educated at the Universities of Nottingham and East Anglia (UEA), Norwich.
His research work has been pursued internationally, including across Scandinavia and in Canada. Among many roles, he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Georgetown University, and has worked at Chatham House and IISS, London.
He has also worked as a Strategic Intelligence consultant, trained at the UK Defence Academy, UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, Swedish National Defence College - SNDC/FHS - and the Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy, lectured at senior/advanced level at the Royal Danish Defence College (FAK), taught at the University of Nottingham, and has multi-sector award-winning media and communication experience, including authoring several peer-reviewed publications, such as the books:
‘Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror: Anglo-American Security Relations after 9/11’ (London: Routledge/Studies in Intelligence Series, 2010 [Pbk 2012])
‘Understanding the Globalization of Intelligence’ and ‘The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation: Fashioning Method out of Mayhem’, both (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
PhD in Politics and International Studies
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At CIFS since 2012