EUISS Director Dr. Gustav Lindstrom visits SatCen
On 5 March 2018, Dr. Gustav Lindstrom, the new Director of the EU Institute for Security Studies, paid a visit to SatCen to continue the activities taking place in the framework of the Administrative Arrangement signed between the two Agencies on 16 November 2016.
The aim of the Agreement was to provide a structured relationship and a mutually beneficial cooperation, taking into account the Agencies’ relevant responsibilities and tasks as defined in their constituent acts.
As had already taken place on several occasions before the signature, according to the Agreement, analysts of the EUISS may provide at the premises of one of the two Agencies lectures and presentations on specific geopolitical areas of the world or topics of interest for both organisations. Equally, similar presentations may be done by SatCen analysts.
Furthermore, SatCen may grant to analysts of the EUISS the possibility to exchange with its analysts on specific topics they are working on and have access to information as obtained and analysed by SatCen in order to corroborate and strengthen their analysis.
The Administrative Arrangement also stipulates that the two Agencies may agree to mutually grant access and share their end products in accordance with security rules.
Dr. Gustav Lindstrom joined the EU Institute for Security Studies as Director in January 2018. Previously, Dr Lindstrom served as the Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). While at the GCSP, he also served as Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Programme, Director of the European Training Course, 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. Prior to his tenure at the GCSP, he was a Research Fellow and later a Senior Research Fellow at the EUISS. He has also worked with the RAND Corporation and the World Bank.