Sven Biscop

Sven Biscop

Director Europe in the World Programme at Egmont Institute

Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop read political sciences and obtained his PhD at Ghent University, where today he is a professor, lecturing on Belgian and European foreign and defence policy and on the grand strategy of the European Union and the other great powers. At Egmont, which he joined in 2002, he is the director of the Europe in the World Programme.

Sven is an Associate Member of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium. In 2015, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Sven was made an Honorary Fellow of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), an EU agency where he lectures for diplomats, military and officials from all EU Member States. He is also a regular speaker at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels and at the People’s University of China in Beijing, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.

Sven further serves as Professorial Fellow at the United Nations University in Bruges, and as Senior Research Fellow of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy and of the Baltic Defence College. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK) and of the Clausewitz Society (Germany), and chairs the jury of the annual Global Strategy PhD Prize, awarded by Egmont and the ESDC.

His latest book is Grand Strategy in 10 Words – A Guide to Great Power Politics in the 21st Century  (Bristol University Press, 2021).