Frederik Ferdinand Rosén

Frederik Ferdinand Rosén

Affiliate Associate Professor

My current research focuses on the changing role of cultural heritage in conflicts.

2022 Report: 'NATO and Cultural Property: A Hybrid Threat Perspective'. CHAC Report.

2022 Book: Claire Finkelstein, Derek Gillman, and Frederik Rosén (ed.): The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War. New York: Oxford University Press.

2016 Book: Frederik Rosén: Collateral Damage. A Candid History of a Peculiar Form of Death. London: Hurst Publishing.

I have a background in peace and conflict studies with 15+ years of experience working with and advising civilian, government, military and international environments. I have a specific focus on providing expertise and strategic advice on humanitarian and protection related issues for peace operations across civilian and military branches. I have robust experience with facilitating thematic processes and debates on cross-cutting issues in multinational environments and have partnership experience with i.a. NATO (HQ, Commands, COEs), United Nations (Peacekeeping branches), United Nations Development Program, UNESCO, Danish Ministry of Defense, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish Ministry of Culture, other governments, research organizations and civil society organizations around the world.

SELECT POLICY AND RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

(2022) Rosén, Frederik. ‘Collateral Damage: The Negative Side Effects of Protecting Cultural Heritage in Conflicts’, Emma Cunliffe et. Al. (ed.): Handbook of Cultural Property Protection. London: Routledge.

(2022) Rosén, Frederik. ‘NATO and Cultural Property: Towards a Hybrid Warfare Agenda’, policy report. Copenhagen: Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict.

(2022) Rosén, Frederik. ‘Sacred Objects and Just War Theory’, in Finkelstein, Gillman & Rosén (eds.): The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War. New York: Oxford University Press. (in print)

(2022) Rosén, Frederik: ‘Introduction’, in Rosén, Finkelstein, & Gillman (eds.): The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War. New York: Oxford University Press. (in print)

(2022) Rosén, Frederik, Claire Finkelstein & Derek Gillman (eds.)) (2020): The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War. New York: Oxford University Press.

(2021) Rosén, Frederik. ‘Recasting the Land. Russian aggression against Ukraine and the Strategic Role of Cultural Heritage’, CHAC Policy Brief.

(2021) Rosén, Frederik. ‘The Dark Side of Cultural Heritage Protection’, International Journal of Cultural Property, vol. 27,4, pp. 495-510.

(2021) Hans Jacob Orning and Frederik Rosen (2021): ‘Sverres Saga: a manifest for new political order’, in Hans Jacob Orning & Jon Vidar Sigurdsson (ed.): The Nordic Civil Wars. Brill. (in print)

(2021) Frederik Rosén and Helle Vogt: ‘Civil Wars and Private Property: A Historical Perspective’, Journal of Civil Wars. Brill. (in print)

(2017) Rosén, Frederik NATO-led Military Operations and Cultural Property Protection’, NATO LEGAL GAZETTE, pp. 19-28.

(2017) Rosén, Frederik & Anne Østrup. ‘Consultation Response for bill regarding Danish ratification of the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict’, Copenhagen: CHAC, 13 pages.

(2017) Rosén, Frederik. ‘NATO and Cultural Property. Embracing New Challenges in the Era of Identity Wars’, Report. Copenhagen. Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict & DIIS.

(2016) Rosén, Frederik. Collateral damage. A Candid History of a Peculiar Form of Death. London: Hurst Publishing (Critical Strategic Studies), 240 pages (monograph, not a thesis).

(2016) Haldrup, Søren Vester & Frederik Rosén: ‘Developing Resilience: A Retreat from Grand Planning’, in David Chandler (ed.): Routledge Handbook of International Resilience, pp. 358-369.

(2016) Rosén, Frederik Kulturværdier er en militær udfordring’, DIIS Policy Brief.

(2016) Rosén, Frederik & John Karlsrud. ‘Lifting the Fog of War. Opportunities and Challenges of Drones in United Nations Peacekeeping’, in Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (ed.) (2016): The Good Drone. London Routledge, pp. 45-65.

(2016) Rosén, Frederik, Allen Ross, & Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp): ‘Preparing for Protection of Civilians in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations’, DIIS Report 2016:10.

(2015) Rosén, Frederik. ‘Concept note for Cultural Property Protection in NATO-led Operations. A rationale and conceptual framework for institutionalizing Cultural Property Protection in NATO’, DIIS.

(2014) Rosén, Frederik & John Karlsrud) ‘The MONUSCO Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Opportunities and Challenges’, Conflict Trends 4, p. 42-48.

(2014) Rosén, Frederik ‘Extremely Stealthy and Incredibly Close: Drones, Control and Legal Responsibility’, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 19, 1, pp. 113-131.

(2014) Rosén, Frederik & Anne Østrup. ‘War and Cultural Heritage: Does Denmark Fulfil the 1954 Hague Convention?’(DIIS Report; No. 22) (85 p.) (in Danish).

(2013) Rosén, Frederik & Søren Vester Haldrup. ‘By Default or By Design’, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2(2): 46, pp. 1-8.

(2013) Rosén, Frederik & John Karlsrud. ‘In the Eye of the Beholder? The UN and the Use of Drones to Protect Civilians’, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 2(2), 27, pp. 1-10.

(2013) Rosén, Frederik ‘The End of Military Justice’, Small Wars and Insurgency, 24 (2), pp. 335-348.

(2013) Diana Felix da Costa, John Karlsrud, Rosén, Frederik, Søren Vester Haldrup & Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp): ‘Friends in Need are Friends Indeed. Triangular Cooperation and Twinning for Capacity Development in South Sudan’, NUPI-DIIS Report (May 2013).

(2012) Rosén, Frederik & Kristoffer Tarp. ‘Coaching and Mentoring for Capacity Development. The Case of South Sudan’, African Security Review, 21 (1), March 2012, pp. 15–30.

(2011) Rosén, Frederik. ‘No Words will Deliver Anything. Coaching and Mentoring for Capacity in the Afghan State’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 5 (4), pp. 151-173.

(2011): ‘Figures of Security Governance’, Ph.D. thesis Dept. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (supervisor: Professor Ole Wæver)

(2010) Rosén, Frederik. ‘Third-Generation Civil-Military Relations: Moving Beyond the Security-Development Nexus’, PRISM, 1 (4), pp. 27-42.

(2010) (w. Peter Kemp): The New World Order. Berlin: LIT.

(2009) Rosén, Frederik. ‘Third Generation Civil-Military Relations’, Security Dialogue, 40 (6), pp. 597-616.

(2008b): ‘Off the Record. Outsourcing Security and State Building to Private Firms and the Question of Record Keeping, Archives, and Collective Memory’, International Journal of Archival Science, 8 (1), pp. 1-14.

(2008c) ‘Permanent Emergency Institutions. The Danish Refugee Court and the Schmittian Turn in the Danish Politics of Law.’ in Mikkel Thorup (ed.): The Most Evil. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, pp. 33-53. (in Danish)

(2008a): ‘Commercial Security: Conditions of Growth’, Security Dialogue, 39 (1), pp. 77-97.

(2007): ’International Law and the Legal Status of the Palestinian Refugees: A Question of World Order’, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 25, 1, pp. 29 – 44. (Danish)

(2006) (w. Peter Kemp): The New World Order. Copenhagen: Politisk revy (in Danish).

(2005): ‘Politics of Law: The Rechtstaat [retsstaten] as a Political Battlefield’, Retfærd (Nordic Journal of Law and Legal Science), 110 ( 3), pp. 4 – 27. (in Danish)

(2005): ’Towards a Theory of Institutionalized Judicial Exceptionalism’, Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology & Crime prevention, 6 (2), pp. 147-163

(2004) ‘Permanent Emergency Institutions. The Danish Refugee Court as a Model’. in RES PUBLIKA, 62/63, pp. 61-74. (in Swedish)

(2003) ’Cold War Rhetorics and Psychoanalytical Culture. Sigmund Freud, George F. Kennan and the early Cold War Years,’ KRITIK, 166, pp. 20-29 (in Danish).

SELECT ORGANIZATION OF POLICY CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

2021 ‘Russian foreign policy and the role of cultural heritage’, expert meeting, Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict

and The Centre for Defence Strategies. (30 june)

2021 ‘Cultural Property Protection: Global Capacity and Financing’, Expert and Stakeholder Meeting, The Nordic Center for Cultural

Heritage and Armed Conflict and the Blue Shield International. (22-23 june)

2021 ‘Ukraine, Hybrid Warfare and Cultural Heritage’, Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict and The Centre for

Defence Strategies, Kiev. (6 April 2021)

2021 ‘The Occupation of Crimea and the Fate of Cultural Heritage’. Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict and the

University of Oslo. (23. November)

2020 ‘NATO and Cultural Property: Embracing New Challenges on the Battlefield’, international conference NATO HQ, Brussels, in

partnership with Canadian and Italian Delegation to NATO and the NATO Human Security Unity in the Office of The Secretary

General of NATO. (last-minute postponed to 2021 due to COVID19 – may not be realized))

2020 ‘The Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict – New Agendas. A roundtable on ethical, legal and political perspectives’,

(w. researchers and practitioners) PRIO, Oslo, Norway.

2019 (co-facilitator): ‘NATO and Cultural Property Protection - Embracing New Challenges in the Era of Identity wars’, Conference,

The Human Security Unit, Office of the Secretary General, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium.

2019 ‘Nordic meeting on illicit trade with looted antiquities from conflict zones, including link to financing of terrorisms’, Danish National

Museum, Copenhagen.

2016 ‘Cultural Property Protection in NATO-Led Military Operations’, NATO Conference, San Remo Institute for International Law,

San Remo, Italy (6-8 Dec 2016).

2016 ‘Geospatial Imaging Technology, NATO, and Cultural Property’, NATO Conference, New York University School of Law, New

York City, U.S. (31 Aug – 2 Sep 2016).

2016 (co-organizer) ‘Preparing for the Protection of Civilians’, UN Secretariat, New York City, US. (international workshop, Permanent

Representations and military advisors to the UN, DPKO, DFS)

2016 ‘UN Peace Operations and its Challenges’, DIIS Seminar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2016 ‘The Coalition Against ISIL and Civilian Casualties. The Elephant in Our Room’, DIIS Seminar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2016 ‘Best Practices for Cultural Property Protection in NATO led Missions -- International Workshop’, Hotel Diplomatic, Turin, Italy

(12–15 April 2016)

2015 (co-organizer ‘Integration and Fragmentation in Transitions from Conflict’, Preparatory Event for the High-Level Thematic Debate

in the UN GA on Peace and Security May 2016, (international workshop), Monrovia, Liberia.

2015 (co-organizer) ‘Protection of Civilians: The Independent Global Survey on Pre-Deployment Training’, International Peace Institute,

New York City, US.

2015 ‘Cultural Property and the Military (Organizer)’, Seminar with NATO SHAPE and UNESCO, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France.

2015 Cultural Property Protection in NATO led Missions, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium.

2015 ‘Best Practices for Cultural Property Protection in NATO-led Missions’, international conference, Hotel Hollywood, Sarajevo,

Bosnia and Herzegovina (15—18 June 2015).

2014 ‘The Nordic and Baltic Countries and Support to Military Capacity Building’, Frederiksberg Slot, Copenhagen, Denmark. (4—5, Dec 2014)

2014 (co-organizer) ‘United Nations Peacekeeping - How to Embrace Cultural Heritage Protection?’, Meeting for UN Stakeholders and

member states, Danish Permanent Mission to the United Nation, New York City, U.S.

2014 ‘Culture and military force’, workshop, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium. (7—9 Oct 2014)

2014 ‘Regional Cooperation for Civilian Capacity Development after Conflict: Lessons from South Sudan and Afghanistan’, seminar at

the International Peace Institute (IPI), New York City, US.

2014 (co-organizer) ‘Triangular cooperation for capacity development. The case of South-Sudan’, seminar NUPI, Oslo, Norway.

“State Building and Capacity Building: Coaching and Mentoring for Capacity in Weak States – Lessons Learned from Kosovo”,

Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen.

SELECT PRESENTATIONS, TALKS, CHAIRING

2021: Invited expert ‘NATO Human Security Conference’, NATO Office of the Secretary General, Human Security Unity, NATO HQ.

2021: Invited expert ‘Wilton Park virtual dialogue, “Cultural Heritage Protection, Development and Diplomacy: International Approaches Conflict prevention, resolution and state building”, Wilton Park / UK Gov, United Kingdom.

2021: Charing, ‘Ukraine, Hybrid Warfare and Cultural Heritage’, Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict and The Centre for Defence Strategies, Kiev.

2021: Invited expert ‘NATO Summit Ad Hoc Meeting of Stimson Expert Team’, Stimson Center, U.S.

2021: Invited expert ‘Unfinished Business: NATO’s Protection of Civilians Policy and the Way Forward’, Stimson Center, U.S.

2021: Speaker, ‘UNESCO Expert Meeting on International Law and Monitoration’, UNESCO HQ.

2020: Speaker, NATO Science for Peace and Security Research Workshop, ‘Cultural Heritage: Safety and Security in Zones of War or Instability’, NATO SPS and University of Rome, Italy.

2020: ‘NATO and the protection of civilians’, policy workshop, Stimson Center, U.S.

2019: Speaker, EEAS Conference, ‘Conference on Cultural Property and Peace’, EU / European Union External Action Service (EEAS).

2019: Talk: ‘Cultural Property in Armed Conflict – New Agendas. A roundtable on ethical, legal and political perspectives’, PRIO, Oslo Talk: ‘War and Cultural Heritage’, Danish Student Association & Carlsberg Foundation, Royal Danish Society of Science and Letters, Copenhagen.

2019: Talk, ‘The Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict – New Agendas. A roundtable on ethical, legal and political perspectives’, PRIO, Oslo, Norway.

2019: Speaker: Meeting, Protection of Civilians, Italian Delegation to NATO, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium.

2019: Speaker: Senior Command Group Seminar and workshop, NATO Joint Forces Command Naples, Italy.

2019: Speaker: Austria Blue Helmets Forum 2019: UN Peackeeping and Cultural Property Protection, Vienna, Austria.

2019: Invited expert: NATO’s Role in Promoting the Effective Implementation of International Humanitarian Law, high-level discussion hosted by Germany, France and Canada + Protection of Civilians Conference organized by The Human Security Unit in the Office of the NATO Secretary General, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium.

2019: Speaker: “Protecting Cultural Property: International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Geneva). Organizer: UNESCO and the Government of Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland.

2019: Convener: ‘NATO and Cultural Property Protection - Embracing New Challenges in the Era of Identity wars’, NATO Conference, The Human Security Unit, Office of the NATO Secretary General. Office of the Secretary General, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium.

2018: Speaker: Preparatory Meeting of the Cultural Property Protection (CPP) Conference in April 2019, 13 December 2018, NATO HQ Brussels, Belgium.

2018: Speaker: ‘NATO and the new role of culture in conflicts’, Cultural Heritage, a Tool in Conflict and a Victim of War, conference at Norwegian Institute in Rome, Italy.

2018: Talk: ‘Drones, Collateral Damage, and Just War Theory’, Institute for Culture and Society, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

2018: Speaker: International Conference: ‘Stones vs. Lives: Proportionality and Non-Human Value’, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

2017: Speaker: ‘NATO: Embracing New Challenges in the Era of Identity Wars’, U.S. Military Cultural Heritage Action Group, Smithsonian, Washington D.C., USA.

2017: Speaker: workshop, ‘The changing role of cultural heritage in armed conflict’, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm, Sweden.

2017: Speaker, ‘Civil Wars in the High Medieval Ages’, Kulturhuset, Oslo, Norway.

2017: Speaker: ‘New technology, the Laws of War, and Investigative Duties’, Technology and Digitalization as Forces of Change’, Annual Conference, Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

2017: Speaker: ‘R2P The Responsibility to Protect and Cultural Property’, international workshop: ‘War and Culture: New Frontiers in the Protection of Cultural Property’, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US

2017: Speaker: “Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping”, African Peace and Security Annual Conference – APSACO, Rabat, Morocco.

2016: Chair, ‘Geospatial Imaging Technology, NATO, and Cultural Property’, NATO Conference, New York University School of Law, New York City, US

2016: Chair, ‘Preparing for the Protection of Civilians’, international workshop, UN Secretariat, New York City, US.

2016: Keynote: ‘Cultural property, conflicts and challenges to NATO’, international conference: ‘Cultural Property Protection in NATO-Led Military Operations’, San Remo Institute for International Law, San Remo, Italy.

2016: Speaker: ‘Civilian casualties in the war against ISIS. Lessons Learned from Afghanistan’, hearing in the Danish Parliamentary Committee for Defense, Denmark.

2016: Speaker: ‘Cultural Property and Armed Conflict’, hearing in the Danish Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Denmark.

2016: Invited expert, ‘Financing Peacebuilding’, United Nations Technical Conference, Greentree Estate, Manhasset, U.S.

2015: Speaker: Cultural Property and NATO led Missions, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium.

2015: Speaker: ‘Cultural Property Destruction and R2P’, Expert Group Meeting to Discuss the Application of Responsibility to Protect to the Protection of Cultural Property, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France.

2015: Speaker and convener: ‘Best Practices for Cultural Property Protection in NATO-led Missions’, international conference, Hotel Hollywood, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2015: ‘Partnership for Technology and Innovation in Peacekeeping’, United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS), Venue: Vienna, Austria.

2015: Speaker: ‘Cultural Property, Identity and Civil-Military Relations’, NATO CIMIC Key Leadership Conference, Tirana, Albania.

2015: Speaker: (by the Ministry of Culture, Japan): ‘Cultural property and the military’, International Expert Meeting on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Resilient Communities, Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

2014: Speaker: ‘Culture and War’, NATO Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation, Human Security Seminar, Enschede, Holland.

2014: Speaker, ‘United Nations Peacekeeping - How to Embrace Cultural Heritage Protection?’, Meeting for UN Stakeholders and member states, Danish Permanent Mission to the United Nation, New York City, U.S.

2014: Chair: ‘Aerial Data & Geographic Information Systems’, Partners Dialogue on Technology and Innovation in Peace Operations, The Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) in cooperation with UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Berlin, Germany.

2014: Speaker: “Merging Civil and Military in the 21st Century”, at Civil-Military Relations in Peace Support Operations seminar series 2011, Svenska Försvarshögskolan, Stockholm, Sweden.

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