ExpertiseInternational cyber policy, crisis management, cyber capacity-building
Bart is an Analyst working with the International Cyber Policy Centre
At ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre Bart is in charge of cyber capacity-building programmes and focusing on the foreign policy and international aspects of cyber.
Before joining ASPI, Bart was Training and Research Fellow at the Netherlands Clingendael Institute. Bart headed up Clingendael’s international security and cyber policy training programme. He led several projects across the world in cooperation with the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2015, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, Internet Governance Forum 2016, the Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Economic Affairs, NATO and the European Commission.
Between 2005-2009, Bart worked with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2006), the Ministry of Defence (2006-9) on cross-departmental cooperation in the framework of the Comprehensive Approach to working in conflict and fragile states, which included the formulation of the Dutch policies on Security Sector Reform (SSR) and on Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC). Subsequently, he was seconded by the Foreign Ministry to work for the NATO and EU missions in Afghanistan (ISAF 2009-2010; EUPOL 2011-2013) where he advised the NATO Regional Commander on governance and rule of law aspects of the stabilisation campaign. With EUPOL he worked with the Afghan Ministry of Interior and the Afghan National Police on their professionalisation effort.
Bart has published in Dutch media and commented on national radio and for national news outlets. He holds a Masters’ in International Relations and International Organisations from the University of Groningen (NL).