Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop

AIES Associate Fellow

Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop (born 1976 in Willebroek, Belgium) holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Ghent, where he teaches the grand strategy of the European Union and other great powers, as well as Belgian foreign and defense policy. He is also Director of the Europe in the World Program at the Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, the think tank associated with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sven is an Associate Member of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium and an Honorary Fellow of the European Security and Defense College (ESDC), an EU agency, where he lectures to diplomats, military and civil servants 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. His latest book is– A Guide to Great Power Politics in the 21st Century (Bristol University Press, 2021). Sven has been awarded the Cross of the Order of the Crown of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Decoration of Honour of the Republic of Austria. Sven lives in Brussels with his Taiwanese-Belgian husband Aberu, amidst many books, military paraphernalia and chinoiseries. Unfortunately, they travel too much to keep a cat.