Sven Biscop

Director, Europe in the world, Egmont Royal Institute for International Affairs,

Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop (born in Willebroek, Belgium in 1976) read political sciences at Ghent University, where he also obtained his PhD, and where today he is a Professor, teaching strategy and the foreign policies of Belgium and the EU. In addition, he is the Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute
for International Relations in Brussels, the think-tank associated with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2015, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), an agency of the European Union 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 various staff colleges in Europe and America, as well as at the People’s University of China in Beijing, where he is a Senior Research Associate. He further serves as a Senior Research Fellow of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy and of the Baltic Defence College. He chairs the jury of the annual Global Strategy PhD Prize, awarded by Egmont, the ESDC, and the EU Institute for Security Studies. In 2017 he was awarded the order of merit of the Republic of Austria (Grosses Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste). Sven lives in Brussels with his husband Aberu, amidst a great many books, military paraphernalia, and chinoiseries. Unfortunately they travel too often to keep a cat.