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Rob de Wijk

Director

Rob de Wijk

Rob de Wijk is the founder and non-executive director of HCSS. He studied Contemporary History and International Relations in Groningen, and wrote his PhD dissertation on NATO’s ‘Flexibility in Response’ strategy at the Political Science Department of Leiden University.

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Paul Sinning

Executive Director

Paul Sinning

Paul Sinning is the executive director of HCSS. After graduating from the Dutch police academy (1985), he started his career in the police force in Amsterdam.

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Michel Rademaker

Deputy Director, Market and Operations

Michel Rademaker

Michel Rademaker is a senior policy analyst and deputy director of HCSS. He has a degree in Transport and Logistics, obtained at the University of Tilburg.

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Erik Frinking

Director of the Strategic Futures Program

Erik Frinking

Erik Frinking is the Director of the Strategic Futures Program at HCSS. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University.

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Frank Bekkers

Director of the Security Program

Frank Bekkers

Frank Bekkers is Director of the Comprehensive Security Program. He is also theme leader of the Strategy and Change Program.

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Stephan de Spiegeleire

Senior Analyst

Stephan de Spiegeleire

Stephan de Spiegeleire is senior scientist at HCSS. He has Master's degrees from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Columbia University in New York, as well as a C.Phil. degree in Political Science from UCLA.

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F.E. van Kappen

Advisory Board

F.E. van Kappen

Senator van Kappen was born in 1941 in Semarang, the former Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). He is married and has two sons. In 1964 he graduated from the Naval Academy in Den Helder and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.

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Artur Usanov

Strategic Analyst

Artur Usanov

Artur Usanov is a strategic analyst at HCSS. He is also currently finishing his doctoral dissertation in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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Eline Chivot

Strategic Analyst

Eline Chivot

Eline Chivot is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science with a major in Economics and Finance from Sciences Po Lille in France.

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Joshua Polchar

Strategic Analyst

Joshua Polchar

Joshua Polchar is a strategic analyst at HCSS. He specializes in diversity and inclusion, governance, and resources. He created the LGBT Military Index, and is developing a strategic vision for inclusion in armed forces.

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Ludy de Vos

Strategic Analyst

Ludy de Vos

Ludy de Vos currently works as a Strategic Analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). He is an expert on public Safety & Security issues, strategic changes within Organizations and Society, human behavior and leadership.

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Maarten Gehem

Strategic Analyst

Maarten Gehem

Maarten Gehem is a strategic analyst at HCSS. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Philosophy and in Comparative and International Politics from the Catholic University of Leuven. Mr. Gehem graduated magna cum laude for both studies.

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Peter Wijninga

Strategic Analyst

Peter Wijninga

Colonel Peter Wijninga (RNLAF) is a strategic analyst at HCSS where he focuses on international and national security issues, international relations and defence planning.

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Sijbren de Jong

Strategic Analyst

Sijbren de Jong

Sijbren de Jong is a strategic analyst at HCSS. He holds a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven. Prior to receiving his doctorate, he studied Economic Geography at the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding at the University of Leuven.

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Tim Sweijs

Strategic Analyst

Tim Sweijs

Tim Sweijs is a strategic analyst. He leads HCSS’s security foresight efforts and is a core team member of the Strategy & Change Program.

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Willem Oosterveld

Strategic Analyst

Willem Oosterveld

Willem Oosterveld is a strategic analyst at HCSS. He holds degrees in political science, law and history, having studied in Amsterdam, Leiden, Paris, New York and at Harvard. In 2011, Mr Oosterveld earned a PhD in history of international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

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