James Pamment (PhD Stockholm University, 2011) is Director of the Lund University Psychological Defence Research Institute and an Associate Professor of Strategic Communication. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Place Branding and Public Diplomacy and former Head of the Department of Strategic Communication. Previous affiliations include the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Swedish Defence University, the EU-NATO Hybrid Threats Centre of Excellence, University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, and Oxford University.
Pamment is an internationally renowned expert in analysing and countering hostile foreign interference, such as information influence operations and hybrid threats. As Director of the Psychological Defence Research Institute, he leads a team that provides research-based support to the Swedish Psychological Defence Agency and other governmental organisations. He has advised, trained, or produced research at the intersection of security policy and communication on behalf of UN and EU institutions, NATO, tech companies, and over a dozen governments.