New website for the Planetary Security Initiative

September 29th 2016 - 10:29

The new and improved website for the Planetary Security Initiative is now live. It is focused on the upcoming 2016 Planetary Security Conference, to be held on the 5th and 6th of December, at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the Planetary Security Initiative (PSI) in 2015. Now operated by a consortium of leading think tanks working on this topic, the goal of the PSI is to strengthen the knowledge-policy interface by consolidating the community of practice on planetary security.

The PSI consortium invites you to engage in the comment sections under the news entries on the site and to join the thematic discussions on the working groups.

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Michel Rademaker is the deputy Director of HCSS. He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods and conducted several assessments of security technologies, and worked on numerous strategic security topics.