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Karl Yden

Visiting Research Fellow



Areas of interest:

  • Civil-military relations
  • Military command & leadership
  • Organizational structure & force design
  • Military professionalization


Karl Ydén (PhD) is the director of the Swedish Centre for Studies of Military and Society (CSMS) at the University of Gothenburg. An army captain and a graduate of the Swedish Doctoral Program,

Karl Ydén earned his PhD with his thesis "War" and the Career System, which was nominated as Best PhD thesis and was awarded a prize for Best HR research. Ydén is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of War Sciences and has served as an advisor on defense matters to the Government Offices in Sweden and the Swedish Defence Research Agency. He has military operational experience from the Swedish battalion in Lebanon in 1987-88.




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