Gustav Lindstrom is the head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Dr Lindstrom currently serves as the co-chair of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfP-C) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and as a member of the Executive Academic Board of the European Security and Defence College. He is also a member of the Swiss expert group on “Research and Education in the Cyber Risk Domain” spearheaded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Previously, he headed the GCSP's Euro-Atlantic Security Programme and was the Director of the European Training Course.
Dr Lindstrom received his doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.
Prior to his tenure at the GCSP, Dr Lindstrom served as a Senior Research Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). His areas of interest and expertise include European Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP), emerging security challenges, non-proliferation & disarmament, and cyber security.
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