- 18 Jul 2014
- 12:45 - 13:45
- UNESCO-IHE, Westvest 7, Delft, A1B
The topic of this lunch seminar is: Do we risk a ‘failure to imagine’ when preparing for climate change impact on security?
About the speaker
Alexander Verbeek is Strategic Policy Advisor on Global Issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and works on international issues related to climate, water, food, energy and resources. Alexander has been working as a diplomat for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1992. Prior to his current position Alexander was Policy coordinator for the Gulf Region. He had postings in Vienna (OSCE), Bonn and London.
At MFA headquarters in The Hague, he worked for six years in the security department and for several years in the Asia department. Alexander studied Human Geography in Utrecht (MSc.), worked as a journalist and was an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy before joining the MFA.