Dr Peter van Ham is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. Since 2000, he is also visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). His research focuses on European security and defence issues, transatlantic relations, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and place branding.
From 1996 to 2001 he was Professor of West European Politics at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). He has held research positions at the former WEU Institute for Security Studies (current European Union Institute for Security Studies - Paris), the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Columbia University (New York) and the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI - Denmark). He is a member of the editorial board of Security Dialogue (PRIO - Oslo).
He holds a doctorate in Political Science from Leiden University (1981).