Roger Svensson is a visiting senior fellow based in Stockholm. He served as senior advisor to the German Marshall Fund between 2010 and 2020. He is also a senior fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy—ISDP—in Stockholm. He was chairman of the Board of the ISDP until 2017. Mr Svensson joined GMF after having served for fifteen years as founding executive director of STINT, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education. STINT was one of the initial partners in the Stockholm China Forum.

In the early 1990s Mr Svensson worked on science policy at the Ministry of Education, at the end as assistant under-secretary. He has worked for more or less his whole career in the area of policy for higher education and research, most of the time in an international context. During the late 1970s and early 1980s he was an expert and consultatant to the directorate for science, technology and industry, OECD.

Roger Svensson has a BA degree in political science and history from Uppsala University and pursued for a few years doctoral studies in modern American history at the same university. He spent 1971-72 at the Charles Warren Center, Harvard University.

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After the Second World War, the Finns have been very, very pragmatic. It’s easier for Finland to make this 180-degree turn than Sweden — [neutrality] is so much part of Swedish identity.