- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
Maaike Verbruggen left SIPRI in November 2017 to pursue a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
She was a Research Assistant in SIPRI's Arms and Disarmament Programme. She worked on issues related to emerging military and security technologies, most notably autonomous weapon systems and drones.
Before joining SIPRI in 2016, she completed an MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies at Oslo University, and conducted internships in the Dual-use and Arms Trade Control Programme at SIPRI, the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), and the Department of Non-Proliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament and Arms Export Controls at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Emerging technologies, autonomous weapon systems, drones, arms export controls, quantitative analysis
MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies at Universitetet i Oslo, Norway; BA in History at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands; BSc in Sociology at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands.