Gijs joined the ICCT team in August 2020 as an intern.
Gijs is currently studying International Security at the Institute of Political Science of Paris (Sciences Po). After earning a BA in World Politics from Leiden University College in The Hague, he did an internship at the Dutch Embassy in Algiers, Algeria, and a private security firm. Reflecting these earlier experiences, Gijs’ main fields of interest include military strategy, diplomacy, crisis management, and civil-military relations. Moreover, Gijs has served as a board member to the Sciences Po Cybersecurity Student Forum, which aims to link international students of political science to policy makers and professionals in the cyber domain.
At ICCT, Gijs assists with Research and Acquisition projects, as well as event organization and external communication.
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