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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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Alexander Klimburg

Senior Research Fellow

Alexander Klimburg

Alexander Klimburg is a senior research fellow at HCSS. An affiliate and former fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School, he holds degrees from the University of London (LSE and SOAS) and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Vienna.

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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. Her research projects typically focus on horizon scanning and global trends related to broad security, defense, economic and societal issues. A generalist, the themes of her publications have ranged from welfare and wellbeing, resources and sustainability to urban studies and the impact of new technologies.

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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 specializes in cyber security, politics in the Middle East and North Africa, and nuclear security issues.

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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 Strategic Analyst at HCSS and Lecturer Geo-Economics at Leiden University, Campus The Hague.

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Tim Sweijs

Strategic Analyst

Tim Sweijs

Tim Sweijs is a Senior Strategist. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for research projects in horizon scanning, conflict analysis, international and national security risk assessment, and capability development.

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Willem Auping

Strategic Analyst

Willem Auping

Willem Auping is a strategic analyst at HCSS and external PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). He holds a master’s degree (MSc) from the TU Delft faculty Technology, Policy, and Management, with a specialization in modeling, simulation, and gaming. Next to his work,

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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.

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