Dr. Olof Kronvall – DOD

Director of Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Olof Kronvall started as a Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College in 2022. His expertise includes conflict termination, insurgency and counterinsurgency, U.S. military power and national security, transatlantic and European security, Ukrainian and Georgian security, Nordic-Baltic security, Arctic security, and Cold War history.  

Dr. Kronvall worked at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in 2019-22, as a Course Coordinator in the Area Studies Division with responsibility for the Nordic-Baltic subregion (2020-22) and a Swedish Language and Culture Instructor (2019-20). He has taught in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program since 2013, in George Washington University’s Security Policy Studies Program in 2019-20, and in George Washington University’s MA Program in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies since 2011. In 2012-13, he taught at the Washington Center.  

In 2007-11, Dr. Kronvall was a tenured Senior Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Centre for Transatlantic Studies (Oslo, Norway). He also taught at the Norwegian Defence University College in 2008-10. Dr. Kronvall spent the Academic Year 2009-10 as a Visiting Fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Academic Year 2005-06 as a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University. In 1996-2007, he worked at the Swedish National Defence College. He earned a Ph.D. in History from Stockholm University in 2003 and served as an Expert in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Raoul Wallenberg Commission in 2002.