The Annual Conference of the International Society of Military Sciences 

The Military University Institute of Portugal (MUI) hosted the 14th Annual Conference of the International Society of Military Sciences from the 11th to the 13th of October in Lisbon.

The main topic of the ISMS 2022 conference was ‘Promoting Peace and Security in a new incomprehensible and non-linear world”. This academic event started with a joint meeting of the ISMS Council; the plenary session was inaugurated by the Commandant of MUI, Lieutenant General Martins Pereira followed by the lecture by IUM’s Professor António Telo.  

During the conference, some 200 participants from 24 countries, both in person and online, presented their research within 10 Working Groups that represent each area of knowledge of the Military Sciences. The Baltic Defence College was represented by the Dean Dr. Zdzislaw Sliwa, who is ISMS Council member, and he delivered a brief related to Baltic Region security. Mr Art Johanson led discussion panels as the Chair of the Working Group 2 Military History.   

The conference was summarized by The ISMS President, Kontreadmiral João Paulo Ramalho Marreiros from the Military University Institute of Portugal, who handed over the Presidency to Professor Niels Bo Poulsen from the Royal Danish Defence College in Denmark as the next ISMS conference will be held in Copenhagen.  
The Military University Institute provides training and education to the officers of the Armed Forces and the Guarda Nacional Republicana (National Republican Guard) throughout their careers, enabling them to perform command and staff duties within their own branches, combined joint forces, and within national or international institutions/organizations. 

The International was established in October 2008 to further research and academic education in military arts and sciences in the broadest sense. The purpose of ISMS is to build a network for the creation, development, exchange, and diffusion of research and knowledge about war, conflict management, and peace support efforts.  


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