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Niels van Willigen

Leiden University


Niels van Willigen is an associate professor of international relations in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. His professional interests include theories of international relations, foreign policy analysis, and security studies – particularly peace operations, arms control, and European security. His publications have appeared in journals such as the in European Journal of International Relations, International Peacekeeping, and East European Politics. Van Willigen coordinates the Jean Monnet Network ‘Reconceptualizing European Power in an Age of Turmoil’. He is also involved in educational programs for foreign policy and defence professionals and is regularly invited to expert meetings at foreign policy and defence institutions.