Hans Wurzer

Academy Fellow


  • Diplomatic practice
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Economic and sustainable development


  • Middle East & North Africa

Hans Wurzer is an Academy Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. He joined Clingendael in June 2014 and coordinates training programs for Dutch and foreign professionals (especially from the Middle East and North Africa).

Prior to joining the Clingendael Institute, he worked as a freelance editor for an education and training website, writing articles on intercultural communication. In addition, he was also active in trade promotion and economic diplomacy, when he worked at the economic department of the Dutch embassy in Algeria. He has also worked on Civil-Military Cooperation with the Workgroup for Economic Reconstruction of Afghanistan at VNO-NCW.

Hans graduated from Leiden University with a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy in 2008, and holds Bachelor’s degrees from Eckerd College in the United States (in International Relations) and again from Leiden University (in Arabic Language and Literature). During his studies he did an internship at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, focusing on public diplomacy of the United States, and he has  published on crisis communication within international organizations.  

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