Bengt Sundelius

Professor of Government, Uppsala University; Strategic Advisor to the Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencie

Bengt Sundelius is Professor of Government, Uppsala University, and Strategic Advisor to the Director General of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. He has been Chief Scientist of the Swedish Emergency Management Agency, Head of the Department of Security and Strategy of the Swedish National Defence College, founding Director of the National Centre for Crisis Management Research & Training and Director of Research for Strategy & Security Policy at the Swedish National Defence Research Establishment.

Sundelius has served as expert on the EU Commission based European Security Research Advisory Board (ESRAB) and on the European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) that formulated the EU FP7 agenda for European security research. He served on the Security Research Advisory Group giving guidance to the EU Commission in this area. He is Agreement Director for the Science & Technology Agreement between the Swedish government and the US Department of Homeland Security that was concluded in 2007.

Sundelius has written many books and scientific articles on societal security issues and has extensive experience in training high level public officials in crisis management and decision-making under pressure. He has contributed to various government commissions in the area of civil protection, societal security and defence policy.