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Maaike Verbruggen

Research Assistant

Maaike Verbruggen

Maaike Verbruggen

Maaike Verbruggen is a doctoral researcher at the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research focuses on the intersection between emerging technologies, military innovation and arms control. She is currently working on a PhD thesis on military innovation in artificial intelligence.

Maaike was a Research Assistant on emerging military and security technologies in SIPRI's Arms and Disarmament Programme until 2017.

While at SIPRI she worked on issues related to emerging military and security technologies, most notably autonomous weapon systems and drones. Prior to 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.

Subject expertise

Emerging technologies, autonomous weapon systems, drones, arms export controls, quantitative analysis

Dutch, English

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.