The Effectiveness of Dutch Foreign Policy: Defense and Development

On 22 April, The Hague Institute resumed its successful “Inside View” series with a panel discussion on The Effectiveness of Dutch Foreign Policy: Defense and Development.

While the first three sessions, held at the Institute in 2013, focused broadly on foreign policy, the 22 April event examined the relationship between defense and development cooperation.

The session featured former ministers Jan Pronk (Development Cooperation) and Joris Voorhoeve (Defense), as well as Senator Frank van Kappen (former military adviser to the UN Secretary-General).

The event aimed to develop practical policy solutions, which will feed into The Hague Institute’s wider work on improving the effectiveness of Dutch foreign policy.

Featured speakers

thumb Prof. Dr. h.c. Jan P. Pronk
Former Minister, Development Cooperation
Currently Visiting Professor at the United Nations University for Peace in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
thumb (1) Prof. Dr. ir. Joris J.C. Voorhoeve
Former Minister of Defense
thumb (2) Gen. Maj. b.d. Frank E. van Kappen
Former Military Adviser to the UN Secretary-General
thumb.php Dr. Abiodun Williams
PresidentThe Hague Institute for Global Justice
thumb (4) Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam – Moderator – The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Ambassador-in-Residence and Development AdvisorThe Hague Institute for Global Justice

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