About

I am a scholar of strategy, emerging technology and Russia who is currently Academic Director of the Center for the Governance of Change at IE University, which is a research center with nine research programs on the social and political impact from emerging technologies, as for instance: the geopolitics of AI, the future of healthcare, and data privacy in the 21st Century.

I am the author of The Russian Understanding of War (2019, Georgetown University Press), and have published on contemporary warfare, such as cyber, (dis)information, political subversion, as well as strategy, geopolitical risk and international law. I have a substantial media experience in print, broadcast and TV media, consulting for governments and financial institutions, as well management experience from the knowledge sector both in academia and in the think-tank sphere.

I hold a PhD and an MA from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. I’ve also been a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in California 2016-17. I have teaching experience from running BA-courses to guest-lecturing on MA-courses focusing on international relations, security studies and war studies.

I am open to public-speaking, moderating and freelance-offers. I am frequent public speaker on security, strategy and Russia-related issues, as well as security and defence. As a consultant I’ve worked for everything between hedgefunds to think-tanks and governments. I have featured in TV, print and radio.

If you are interested to get in touch, you can reach me at oscar.jonsson[at]gmail.com.

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