Charlotta Collén is a Senior Advisor in the Defence Policy Department of the Ministry of Defence of Finland. She is in charge of developing defence policies concerning strategic foresight, hybrid, cyber and information warfare. She has previously worked as a Special Advisor for Policy Planning and Research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland where she is in the process of defending her thesis on European Foreign policy and the Case of European Security and Defence policy (CSDP). In academia she has been teaching and publishing in EU affairs, while pursuing a career in the Foreign and Defence Services of Finland.