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Maaike Verbruggen

Research Assistant

Maaike Verbruggen

Maaike Verbruggen

Maaike Verbruggen is a Research Assistant in SIPRI's Arms and Disarmament Programme. She works on issues related to emerging military and security technologies, most notably autonomous weapon systems and drones. She is currently working on a project mapping the state of autonomy in weapon systems.

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.

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.