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Luc van de Goor

Director of Studies

Luc van de Goor

Luc van de Goor

Luc van de Goor is the Director of Studies, Conflict, Peace and Security, at SIPRI. A historian by training, Luc has more than 25 years of work experience in the think tank and the foreign policy community. His most recent positions were head of the Conflict Research Unit and head of the research department of the Clingendael Institute.

His research background is in conflict research, with a focus on security and justice related topics (SSR/DDR, peace operations). His research focus has over the years moved into the internal-external security nexus (international organized crime, cyber, terrorism, hybrid threats). Regional attention has broadened from Africa, Southeast Asia and MENA to Europe and Asia. As an expert, he was seconded to the Dutch MFA and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin. He has been involved in many internationally led projects as team leader and expert.

Subject expertise

Conflict studies, SSR, DDR, UN/Peace operations

English, Dutch, German, French

MA, Contemporary History and Security Studies, Utrecht University

External publications
  • van de Goor, L., Durch, W., van Veen, E. et al, Independent Progress Review on the UN Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections, Report for UNDP/DPKO together with Stimson Center, Folke Bernadotte Academy (2014)
  • van de Goor, L., Ball, N., The Challenges of Undertaking Effective Security and Justice Work, DAC Policy Paper, OECD, Paris (2013)
  • van de Goor, L., Ball, N., Promoting Conflict Prevention through Security Sector Reform. Review of Spending on Security Sector Reform through the Global Conflict Prevention Pool, London, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (2008)
  • van de Goor, L., Ball, N. and Scheye, E., From Project to Program: Effective Programming for Security and Justice, Clingendael Occasional Paper, Clingendael Institute, The Hague (December 2007)
  • van de Goor, L., Whole of Government Approaches to Fragile States: DAC Guidelines and Reference Series – A DAC Reference Document, OECD (2007)
  • van de Goor, L., Ball, N., Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Mapping Issues, Dilemmas and Guiding Priniples, Clingendael Occasional Paper. Clingendael Institute, The Hague (August 2006)
  • van de Goor, L., Verstegen, S. and de Zeeuw, J., Stability Assessment Framework: Designing Integrated Responses for Security, Governance and Development, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Clingendael Institute, The Hague (2005)
  • van de Goor, L., Ball, N. and Bouta, T., Enhancing Democratic Governance of the Security Sector: An Institutional Assessment FrameworkNetherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Clingendael Institute, The Hague (2003)
  • van de Goor, L., eds Rupesinghe, K. and Sciarone, P., Between Development and Destruction. An Enquiry into the Causes of Conflict in Post-Colonial States, London: Macmillan (1996)