Dorien joined the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in July 2019 as an Academy Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. She develops training programmes in the field of international security, diplomatic practice and skill development for both Dutch and foreign professionals.
Prior to starting at the Clingendael Institute she was involved with several sustainability projects in the Netherlands and the US and conducted research into cyber- and energy security based in Hungary. During her internship at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Budapest, she worked on security briefings for the government and published a policy brief on the cybersecurity of the electricity grid in Central Europe.
Dorien's areas of expertise and interest include emerging technologies, cybersecurity, energy security and sustainability from a diplomatic and international context. She holds a Joint Master’s degree in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies from the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University and Charles University of Prague and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen, during which she participated in a collaborative research program with the George Washington University.