In this special edition of our magazine, we have featured 35 young professionals who work in the field of peace and security and are under the age of 35. We decided to approach the field of security broadly. So, besides geopolitical analysts and members of the Dutch Armed Forces, you will also find experts in climate security and journalists in this magazine.
As JASON is an organisation by and for young professionals, the purpose of this list is to give this generation a platform and let different voices be heard on the most pressing issues of our time. The people on this list are the ones that we will need to get through current crises and secure a future for the generations to come. We need them now more than ever.
This magazine has been the product of several months of work. We started last spring with the creation of our expert panel. Over the course of various meetings, our experts reviewed many profiles of talented young professionals from all over the Netherlands. After extensive discussion, we ended up with the current list. There is no ranking, our selected candidates are all unique and cannot be compared. We spent the last couple months reaching out to all the candidates and sat down for full length interviews with some of them. We asked the others to answer some set questions, giving us a mix of longer and shorter interviews to present in the final magazine. We finalised the project in October with the help of our final editors and editorial committee and on the 1st of December 2022, we will celebrate the launch of this magazine with those on the list, the expert panel and the JASON board and committees.
This project would not have been possible without the help of our expert panel, consisting of Willemijn Aerdts, Annemijn van den Broek, Thierry van der Horst, Danny Pronk, Eric Schouten and Onno van Boven. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the time and effort our expert panel dedicated to select the final ‘35 under 35’. Lastly, we would like to thank all the members of the new editorial committee for their hard work and dedication these last months, as well as our final editors. We could not have done it without you.
We hope you enjoy this special edition of the JASON magazine and are inspired by brilliant young professionals on our ‘35 under 35’ list!
Anne and Naledi