Björn Fägersten is Senior Research Fellow and Director of UI's Europe Programme. He conducts research on European integration, security policy, intelligence, international institutions and political risk. Current projects involve Geopolitical consequences of Brexit, intelligence cooperation within international security institutions, and the concept of political risk in public and private sectors.
Björn Fägersten has a PhD in political science from Lund University, Sweden, and has held research fellowships at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and at the European University Institute. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on European security cooperation and the design of intelligence institutions.
He is a reviewer for the Journal of European Integration and an active commentator on European affairs. Since 2008 Björn Fägersten has also been an elected fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme of the VolkswagenStiftung, the Compagnia di San Paolo, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
Areas of expertise:
European Union (EU), European integration, international institutions, security policy, political risk, intelligence