Jyväskylä, Finland

The Landscape of Hybrid Threats: Culture and Changing Nature of War

when 8 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) is organizing a summer course, “The landscape of hybrid threats: culture and changing nature of war“, where we study how culture expresses the “memory” of the people – in culture creativity meets the existing paradigms and trends beyond pure rational analysis, but also how this can those be exploited (vulnerabilities in the Culture domain) and how the domain of culture could also be part of resilience (Culture and Diversity to protect / immunizing against HT/HW).
Subjects to be covered:
o Culture as an indicator of hybrid crisis / hybrid threat / warfare impact (Project Kassandra) (Brace for Impact) (HyFuTec)
o Strategic Culture: authoritarian strategic culture versus democratic states strategic culture versus state specific strategic culture (R&D)
o "Culture eats strategy for breakfast"– how culture impacts policies and (military) strategies (S&D)
o Culture in the age of information and AI (HyFuTec). / Cyber “Culture” (e.g. Desinformation)
o tbd
The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) is organizing a summer course in cooperation with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) and invited partners from international academia and partner institutions.

Course leader

Dr. Hanna Smith (Hybrid CoE), Dr. Panu Moilanen (JYU), Colonel (GS) Soenke Marahrens, Scientists
Course coordinator: Martti J. Kari (JYU)

Target group

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Hybrid Threats and Main Concepts

Course aim

Learning outcomes: Basic common understanding of changing security and hybrid threats

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the Summer School courses is free of charge, but students are responsible for covering their own meals, accommodation and travel costs as well as possible visa costs.


Jyväskylä Summer School is not able to grant Summer School students financial support.