Oscar Jonsson is Acting Director of Stockholm Free World Forum during 2019. Oscar has recently submitted his PhD on the Russian understanding of modern warfare at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Oscar is an associate researcher at Swedish Defence University, has been a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and worked as a subject-matter expert at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters on hybrid warfare and Russian strategy. Oscar has been a frequent commentator on Russia and security policy mostly in Sweden, and internationally.
Viktor Lundquist is the Stockholm Free World Forum’s project manager for activity and events. Viktor served as intern during the fall semester of 2017, before finishing his B.Sc in Peace and conflict studies. Viktor is currently studying a M.Sc in Politics and war at the Swedish Defence University, and is also deputy editor at Säkerhetsrådet, Svenska Dagbladets foreign and security policy blog.
Pär Nyrén is the Stockholm Free World Forum’s project manager for globalization and business issues. Prior to joining SFWF, Pär conducted research about Chinese private security companies and has completed internships at the Swedish embassy in Peking and the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Pär holds a master’s degree in global political economy from Stockholm University, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Uppsala University and has learned Mandarin Chinese through studies at Peking and Shanghai Jiaotong universities.
Katarina Tracz is the Director of Stockholm Free World Forum (Frivärld). She possesses wide experience in foreign and security policy analysis, focusing particularly on Transatlantic affairs and security in the Nordic-Baltic region. She is an active contributor to the debate on foreign and security policy in Swedish and international media, and has published several reports, articles and OP-EDs in major Swedish and international newspapers. Tracz has previously worked as an International Research Fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington DC. In 2017, she was selected as a Marshal Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Katarina is the author of the book The Sea of Peace? Increased Tensions Around the Baltic Sea (Frivärld, 2015)