[Originally published by Royal Danish Defence College]

During the last Defence Agreement of 2014 Denmark established a Special Operations Command for the first time in history and thereby went down the same path as some of its closest allies, whom have chosen to prioritize special operations within the past few years.

But what is so special about special operations? Which of Denmark’s security priorities shall the Danish special operations forces first and foremost support? What possibilities and challenges come with the establishment of a dedicated command?

The Royal Danish Defence College and the Danish Special Operations Command wish to address these questions at the conference titled, Interdiciplinary Perspectives on Special Operations Forces. The conference will be held on October 13-14th 2016 at Ridehuset located at Frederiksberg Castle in Denmark.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together politicians, leading international researchers, national and international leading officers, journalists and an interested public to a discussion on the role and potential of special operations forces.

The presentations and panel discussions will be centered around three themes:
  • Leading and organizing for strategic effect
  • Professional entrepreneurship and self-perceptions in Special Operations Forces
  • Political and popular perceptions of Special Operations Forces

The conference will be conducted in English. 


The deadline for signing up for the conference waiting list is September 30th 2016 and is done by e-mailing: ifs-p03@fak.dk 
For participants interested in attending one of the workshops on October 14th, please contact us for more information. Because there is limited attendance, your registration is first valid when you have received a confirmation mail. 

Twitter: Follow the conference on @rddc_dk with #SOFconf