Professor Hannu Kari is one of the founding members of the International Society of Military Sciences, having participated in the Amsterdam meeting of 2008, upon returning to the Finnish Defence University as research director after spending time with private industry. He is one of ten engineers who designed the GPRS standard which is the foundation of the modern internet. Since 2008 he has been chair of the Military Technology Working Group of the ISMS, and 2020 marks the second time that he will chair the ISMS conference on behalf of the Finnish National Defence University.
Hannu Kari, Finnish National Defence University (click link for email)
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For continuity, the Secretary will normally include the past and future presidents on any significant correspondence. The transition between presidencies occurs at the conclusion of the annual conference.
2018-2019: Austrian National Defence College, Vienna - Brigader General Dr. Wolfgang Peischel
2017-2018: War Studies University, Poland - Professor Ryszard Szpyra
2016-2017: Norwegian Defence University College, Norway - LtCol. Dr. Anders McD Sookermany
2015-2016: War Studies University, Poland - Professor Ryszard Szpyra
2014-2015: Finnish National Defence University, Finland - Professor Dr. Hannu H. Kari
2013-2014: Austrian National Defence College, Vienna - Brigader General Dr. Walter Feichtinger
2012-2013: Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen - Dr. Niels Bo Poulsen
2020-2021: Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
2021-2022: Military University Institute, Portugal