Mariska van Beijnum
Mariska van Beijnum is a highly recognized and internationally experienced expert with a vast network in the peacebuilding field.
As the current head of the Conflict Research Unit at the Clingendael Institute, she draws on her strong academic thinking and extensive experience with fund acquisition and policy influencing to lead a team of 20 in conducting research on the political economy of 21st-century conflict and fragility dynamics based on innovative insights and approaches. She has been a member of several high-level boards, including serving as chair of the Secretary-General’s Advisory Group of the UN Peacebuilding Fund.
More generally, Mariska strives to sustain vibrant communities of academic and policy influencers by, for instance, managing the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law.