Euro-SWAMOS 2022, funded by the Weise Stiftung and supported by the EISS (European Initiative for Security Studies), welcomed 19 fully-funded participants to the Hertie School from July 11-16, 2022.

Participants came together from all over Europe and engaged in six days of intense discussions on a range of international security topics with top experts from the Hertie School, Princeton, ETH Zurich, the US Department of Defense, University College London, MIT, and other institutions. Alongside these sessions, the group made connections through a social program including dinners and movie nights.  

Take a look at the schedule, the participant list, and the photos and feedback for an impression of the very first Euro-SWAMOS!

Euro-SWAMOS 2022 Schedule

Date Lecturer Topic
Monday 11 July - 10:00-12:00 Nina Silove (ETH Zurich) Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice
Monday 11 July - 12:00-14:00 Hugo Meijer (Sciences Po / EISS) & Mauro Gilli (ETH Zurich) Research Design Lunch I
Monday 11 July - 14:00-16:00 Marina Henke (Hertie School) How Can We Design a (Better) Grand Strategy for Europe?
Tuesday 12 July - 10:00-12:00 Mauro Gilli (ETH Zurich) Air Operations
Tuesday 12 July - 14:00-15:30 Austin Long (US Navy) Naval Operations
Tuesday 12 July - 16:00-17:30 Barry Posen (MIT) Introduction to Campaign Analysis
Wednesday 13 July - 10:00-12:00 Anita Gohdes (Hertie School) Cyber, New Media, and Conflict
Wednesday 13 July - 14:00-16:00 Mauro Gilli (ETH Zurich) Technological Innovation
Thursday 14 July - 10:00-12:00 Julian Wucherpfennig (Hertie School) & Nils Metternich (UCL) Civil War, Terrorism, and Counterinsurgency I
Thursday 14 July - 12:00-14:00 Marina Henke (Hertie School) Research Design Lunch II
Thursday 14 July - 14:00-16:00 Nils Metternich (UCL) & Julian Wucherpfennig (Hertie School) Civil War, Terrorism, & Counterinsurgency II
Friday 15 July - 10:00-12:00 Katarzyna Zysk (Norwegian Defense University College) Russia and Emerging & Disruptive Technologies (EDTs)
Saturday 16 July - 10:00-12:00 Helena Legarda (MERICS) Europe's China Challenge
Saturday 16 July - 14:00-16:00 Aaron Friedberg (Princeton) China and the USA


Anonymous participant experiences

“I had an amazing time! I'm so glad I attended.”

“The energy, effort, and enthusiasm of the organizers [was a highlight]. Excellent lecturers and excellent selection of participants.”

“The research design lunches were a fantastic idea, especially for early career scholars. I was also floored by the choices for lecturers, they were all very talented and experienced individuals.”

“What really made this workshop stand out were the exchanges and discussions that arose from the presentations, which were allowed by the quality of presenters and participants alike.”

“This is an excellent format! It was a truly transformative experience.”

“I will totally recommend Euro-SWAMOS workshop to other researchers for learning different and new perspectives about security studies.”