Charlotta Collén is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

Collén is a director, policy planner, and strategic thinker with experience in science policy, international affairs, diplomacy, and the security and defense domain. She has a strong background in analyzing global trends with strategic significance to state affairs, science, research, development, and innovation.

Collén is currently Director of the Office for Research, International Affairs and Corporate Connections at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. Before joining Hanken, she served as the Strategy Director at the University of Oulu, Finland, heading the Unit for Strategy and Science policy, the Offices of the Rectorate. Collén has previously worked as a Senior Advisor in the Defence Policy Department of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Finland. She oversaw the development of defense policies concerning strategic foresight, hybrid warfare, cyber warfare, and information warfare. Before joining the MoD, Collén worked as a Special Advisor for Policy Planning and Research at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Most recently, she was a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center between January and June 2022. Collén holds a Licentiate and master’s degree in Social Sciences from the Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.