Gabriëlla Vogelaar

Academy Programme Fellow


  • Diplomatic practice
  • Negotiation & mediation in conflict resolution
  • International security
Gabriëlla Vogelaar is an Academy Programme Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ since 2019. She coordinates training programmes for foreign diplomats and other professionals skilled in international relations. Her focus areas include negotiation, mediation, diplomacy, pre-deployment training and international security. 
She worked in the field of peacebuilding and conflict prevention since 2010. Prior to joining the Clingendael Institute, she worked at the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, an international NGO, as a Project Manager and Training & Capacity Building Coordinator. Gabriëlla led many projects to improve policies and practices in the field, through which she built up her expertise on the EU, human security, civil-military cooperation, security sector development and Mali. She is also the author, editor-in-chief and co-editor of two books on peacebuilding and human security. Her achievements include the publication of a scientific article in the Journal for Regional Security “Local ownership, inclusivity and civil-military synergy in EU external action: The case of EU support to security sector reforms in Mali”. In addition, she is currently on the Board of Directors of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, as well as on the Board of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders.
She holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from Utrecht University and an honours Bachelors degree in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht. Gabriëlla is a creative thinker with attention to detail, and likes to combine analytical thinking with her practical skills. Her background and six languages are very valuable in communicating effectively across different cultures.