JASON Institute

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Founder• Rio Praaning
• Willem van Eekelen
SubpageJASON Institute/Board
Dutch Atlanticist recruitment and networking platform for the security apparatus.

JASON Institute for Peace and Security Studies is a Dutch Atlanticist recruitment and networking platform for the security apparatus. JASON is short for Jong Atlantisch Samenwerkingsorgaan Nederland, meaning it is part of the Atlantic Treaty Association network.


JASON primarily works with students and young professionals by means of organizing interactive and instructional events with leading (international) experts[1]. JASON furthermore publishes its own quarterly magazine.[2]

For over 40 years, the JASON Institute for Peace and Security Studies has been engaged in creating networks and recruiting promising students and young-professionals to the Dutch security apparatus, in a NATO context. The institute arranges events and gatherings to make sure young people with the reliably right attitude are recruited.

Board and Staff

JASON is filled with military and other government links, as is to be expected of a NATO-close institution. The Advisory Board of JASON consists out of nine members who all have an exceptional background and an international renowned reputation in foreign policy, security or the military.[3], including British Julian Lindsey-French of the Integrity Initiative.

Advisory Board

Full article: JASON Institute/Board

Former Minister of Defense for the Netherlands Dr. W.F. van Eekelen

i.a. Vice -President to the Atlantic Treaty Association Prof. dr. J. Lindley-French

Director General of the International Military Staff to NATO Lt. Gen. Jan Broeks

Director Centre for Terrorism & Counter Terrorism, Leiden University Prof. dr. E. Bakker

Renowned former war correspondent and media & conflict expert A. baron van Lynden

Managing Partner of PA Europe, PA Asia, PA Russia, PA Middle East and PA CSR R.D. Praaning

Manager of the Leiden Asia Centre, Leiden University Mw. drs. L.F.M. Sprangers

Former Ambassador of The Netherlands a.o. to the OSCE in Vienna Ida van Veldhuizen

Member of the Dutch House of Representatives (PvdA), Spokesperson on Defense & Vice-President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Angelien Eijsink

Maritime Security Alliance; Former Dutch defense-attache in Washington D.C. and deputy military representative to NATO Com. (ret.) M. Hijmans

Maritime Adviser to Puntland State of Somalia at EUCAP Somalia Colonel RNLMC (ret.) M.J.M.S. Hekkens

Director G4S Government, Risk Consultancy and Sales & Marketing Siccama Hiemstra

General Board

Senior Public Prosecutor, Openbaar Ministerie Den Haag Drs. Simon Minks

Teacher in Operational Analysis, Faculty of Militairy Sciences NDA (Netherlands Defence Academy), Niels Woudstra

Senior policy advisor Strategy Advisory Unit at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Marjolein de Ridder MA, MBA

Senior policy officer conflict prevention at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Drs. Bas Bijlsma

Program Lead Protections of Civilians at PAX for peace Drs. Hans Rouw

Training and Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute Drs. Goos Hofstee

Research Fellow and Program Manager at the ICCT Reinier Bergema

Teacher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (Leiden University) Mr.drs. Willemijn Aerdts

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