Adam D.M. Svendsen


Adam D.M. Svendsen, PhD (Warwick, UK)

An international intelligence and defence strategist, educator, researcher, analyst and consultant. Amongst many roles, he co-runs the Bridgehead Institute (Research & Consulting), is an affiliated scientist and visiting guest at the Collective Intelligence Unit (CIU) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) – www.collectiveintelligence.dk – as well as an Associate Consultant at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS/IFF), Denmark.

He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (where he remains registered as an adjunct), has held a post-doctoral fellowship based in the Centre for Military Studies (CMS), Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and he has worked at Chatham House (the British Royal Institute of International Affairs) on the International Security Programme and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London.

Dividing his time between the UK and Scandinavia, alongside his scholarship he works as a Strategic Intelligence and Risk consultant (‘scholar-practitioner’), having trained at European defence and emergency planning colleges, lectured at senior/advanced level at the Royal Danish Defence College (FAK), given guest lectures at the Royal Netherlands Defence Academy, and taught at the University of Nottingham. Over the years, his research and educator work has been pursued across Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Canada.

Together with work cited in testimony to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament (amongst others) and participating in the UK Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies (RUSI) Strategic Hub on Organised Crime Research, he has multi-sector award-winning media and communication experience, including authoring several peer-reviewed publications, such as the four books: (i) Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror: Anglo-American Security Relations after 9/11 (London: Routledge/Studies in Intelligence Series, 2010); (ii) Understanding the Globalization of Intelligence and (iii) The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation: Fashioning Method out of Mayhem, both (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); and, most recently, (iv) Intelligence Engineering: Operating Beyond the Conventional (New York: Rowman & Littlefield/Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series – SPIES, 2017). See more via twitter: @intstrategist & @BridgeheadInst1

ORCiD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0684-9967