Dr. Jan Joel Andersson



Dr. Jan Joel Andersson is Senior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies, where he heads the analysis of security and defence, including CSDP, Capability Development, Defence Industry and Technology & Innovation issues.

Between 2017-2022, he was a member of the Chief Executive’s Policy Office at the European Defence Agency, advising the EDA CE on strategy and policy, and specifically on the EU defence initiatives (CARD, PESCO, EDF), relations with the European Commission, and the defence & high-tech industries.

He has also worked in the private sector for an industry-leading crisis management consultancy; and has held faculty appointments at universities and think-tanks in the United States, Sweden, and France.

Dr. Andersson was educated at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy, graduated from Uppsala University in Sweden, and received his MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.