The executive board of JASON is responsible for day-to-day operations and bears final responsibility for the policy pursued by the institute. The executive board currently consists out of seven students and young-professionals.

Mr. Max Garcia Hoogland


Ms. Veerle Sonneveld

External Relations / Vice-Chair

Ms. Anoek Strijk


Ms. Celine Jagai


Mr. Martijn Vugteveen

Acitivities Coordinator

Ms. Maaike Stroeks

Acitivities Coordinator

Ms. Sharon Buys

Public Relations

Mr. Jacco van der Veen

Editor in Chief

Ms. Anne Preesman

Editor in Chief


The general board of JASON is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the activities of the executive board. Furthermore, the general board provides the executive board with solicited and unsolicited recommendations. The general board currently consists of 11 professionals who have a military, security and/or foreign policy background.

Drs. Simon Minks

Senior Public Prosecutor, Openbaar Ministerie Den Haag

Colonel RNLMC (ret.) M.J.M.S. Hekkens

Acting Head of Field Office (Garowe) / Maritime Adviser to Puntland State of Somalia at EUCAP Somalia

Colonel mr. Niels Woudstra

Teacher in Operational Analysis, Faculty of Militairy Sciences NDA (Netherlands Defence Academy), recently returned from the MINUSMA Mission in Mali

Ms. Marjolein de Ridder MA, MBA

Senior policy advisor Strategy Advisory Unit at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Joris Larik

Assistant Prof. at Leiden University and Senior Advisor at the Stimson Center

Drs. Hans Rouw

Program Lead Protections of Civilians at PAX for peace

Reinier Bergema

Research Fellow and Program Manager at the ICCT

Mr.drs. Willemijn Aerdts

Teacher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (Leiden University)

Drs. Thierry van der Horst

Policy Officer at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Ms. Hester Torn

Strategy, Information Management & Innovation Advisor at the ministry of Foreign Affairs

Drs. Goos Hofstee

Training and Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute