Sascha Bachmann

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Professor in Law and Co-Convenor National Security Hub University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia

Visiting Research Fellow SIGLA Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Sascha Bachmann was educated in Germany (LMU München), South Africa (Stellenbosch and University of Johannesburg) and the UK (Portsmouth). He is an international scholar, former Lieutenant Colonel (GER A Res), with operational experience in the Balkans and as an exchange officer with the U.S. Marines. He is also a career professional in law and higher education. He is currently a Professor in Law at the Canberra Law School and has held other faculty positions at Bournemouth University and the University of Lincoln, after having taught as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. In addition, he was appointed Docent (Reader) in War Studies at the Swedish Defence University in 2016; in 2017, he was appointed (Professorial) Research Fellow at CEMIS, Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University and in 2020 Research Fellow at The Security Institute for Governance and Leadership (SIGLA) at the Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University.

His research is interdisciplinary and discusses topical issues arising from new security challenges of the 21st Century such as hybrid warfare, Information Operations, the use of Lawfare, cyber-enhanced hybrid warfare alongside other topics such as international criminal justice, Lawfare and human security. He has worked with and presented to NATO, US CENTCOM, US AFRICOM, the Austrian Ministry of Defence, the Swedish Defence University, the Royal Danish Defence College, the South African National Defence Force, and the Australian Defence College on the subjects of hybrid war/threats, Lawfare, InfoOps and targeting.

He contributes to NATO’s Legal Advisor Web (LAWFAS) and is a Fellow of NATO SHAPE for the Asia Pacific (Hybrid Threats and Lawfare) working on influence operations, grey-zone, hybrid warfare, great power competition, Australian and Asia Pacific Security. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), he is also a regular visiting academic at ADF’s Directorate of Joint Influence Operations.

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