Willem Oosterveld

Strategic Analyst

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 Harvard. A former Fulbright scholar, he earned a PhD in the history of international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. 

Willem has experience in academia, government, journalism and business. Before joining HCSS, he worked for an economic intelligence company in Johannesburg, Jakarta and Casablanca. In Geneva, he worked for the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and with the Dutch Mission to the UN. In New York, he interned with the Security Council Secretariat at UN headquarters. 

At HCSS, Willem focuses on security, justice, and development issues, as well as the geopolitics of the greater Middle East. He has contributed to various projects commissioned by the Dutch Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, as well as international organizations and multinational companies. In addition, he has contributed to various international media outlets, including The Economist and the Financial Times. Willem speaks English, French and German fluently. He also has some knowledge of Spanish and Italian, and studied Arabic as well.

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