Luc van de Goor is Director Research at the Clingendael Institute. He has a background in history and conflict studies and has researched issues concerning fragile states, in particular reform of the security sector, DDR (disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration), conflict prevention and early warning, and peacebuilding (including issues of governance and democracy assistance). He is currently working on Security and Justice for the United Nations.
After graduating from the University of Utrecht with an MA in History Of International Relations, he joined Clingendael in 1993. In 2005 he became Head of the Clingendael Research Unit. From 2008 until mid-2010 he was seconded to the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Peacebuilding and Stabilization Unit) as SSR advisor and coordinator, and was involved in setting up a multi-year SSR programme in Burundi. In 2012 his position as Head CRU was merged with that of Director of Research with special attention for the Security Cluster.