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Helené Lackenbauer, Researcher

HelenéLackenbauer focuses on security politics, multifunctional efforts, civil-military cooperation and humanitarian issues. She is especially interested in gender and security, sociological aspects of security and protection of civilians in armed conflict. At the moment, she works with issues related to the reconciliation process in Afghanistan and gender in military operations. Helené Lackenbauer has for more than a decade served with humanitarian organizations and military operations in armed conflicts and humanitarian disasters, e.g. as a political advisor in Afghanistan and a policy advisor with the Red Cross Movement. She holds a Master in Study of Religion from the University of Lund and a post-graduate certificate in gender from the USA.


Jan Frelin, Senior Analyst

Jan Frelin is an operational analyst, and primarily focuses on supporting military decision-makers, mainly concerning military Peace Support Operations. He has evaluated the Swedish contribution to ISAF, and given analytical support to the Nordic battle group. Jan Frelin is currently the Project Manager for development of methods for the evaluation of Peace Support Operations and works on a coming handbook on lessons learned for the Swedish Armed Forces.


Karolina Gasinska, Analyst

Karolina is a political scientist working with risk assessments, project evaluations, gender issues and the interaction between security policies and information society. Karolina Gasinska has a Master’s degree in Politics and International Studies from Uppsala University. She has also studied at Institut d'études politiques de Paris and Fudan University in Shanghai.


Carina Lamont, Analyst

Carina Lamont has previously worked as a Police Officer and has worked in several Peace Support Operations. She has a Master’s degree in Public International Law and is mainly focusing on issues concerning the use of force, the role of the police in Peace Support Operations and the protection of civilians.


Johan Tejpar, Analyst

Johan Tejpar works in the field of security and development focusing on international military and civilian peace operations as well as humanitarian operations, evaluations, gender (incl. UNSCR 1325) and conflict economies. Currently, he is seconded to the Ministry of Defence where he works with strategic issues. Johan Tejpar has experience from working with UN in DRC and New York and he holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from Lund University and McGill University in Montréal