Dr. Bibi van Ginkel, LLM, is the owner and founder of The Glocal Connection – Platform for Shared Security, a newly founded consultancy firm dedicated to facilitating multistakeholder engagement on highly sensitive security issues with a special focus on rule of law and prevention solutions. 

Van Ginkel’s expertise spans the wide variety of focus areas of CT and CPVE, from rule of law issues to trends and threat developments, counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism responses, and prevention strategies in combination with development-aid initiatives. Prior to founding her own organisation, she worked as a Research Fellow at ICCT and as a Senior Research Fellow at the Security Unit of the Research Department of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’.  She has also worked as a senior consultant to United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED) on a project developing global guidelines to facilitate the collection of information and evidence by military and other relevant criminal law actors within a rule-of-law framework. Finally, she has served as a member of the Peace and Security Committee of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs for 12 years. She is a member of the Advisory Council to the Royal Netherlands Marrechaussee, and the Netherlands Advisory Council on Public International Law (CAVV).

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