Ron Ton

Director Clingendael Academy


  • Diplomatic practice
  • Negotiation & mediation in conflict resolution
  • Institutional development

Ron Ton is Director of Clingendael Academy. At Clingendael Academy he manages all course programmes, consultancy and capacity building projects in international relations, diplomacy,  EU affairs, security and  skills programmes for Dutch civil servants, private groups and foreign diplomats. He has an extensive experience in working with the Netherlands’ government, NGO’s and private sector. He works with partner organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Ron Ton is a high-level experienced professional in diplomatic training for NL and foreign diplomats and is therefore highly acquainted with the practical aspects of diplomacy. Moreover, Ron Ton is a consultant to a number of diplomatic services and academies abroad, where he advises on international training, institutional development and capacity building. He holds several positions as visiting lecturer at foreign universities and diplomatic academic institutions, mainly on international negotiations. He is also Secretary of the Clingendael Advisory Council.

In 2012 he was awarded with the Golden Laurel Bough, the highest distinction of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a member of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT). Furthermore, he is a former President of the Board of Terre des Hommes, a NL children’s aid organization, active in 15 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Before joining the Clingendael Institute he was a senior lecturer and manager of international projects at a number of private business schools in The Hague.

He graduated from the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) with a Master’s in Contemporary History and International Relations.

My work



Trade and Globalisation

Clingendael Academy trains Syrian Coalition

17 September 2014 - 13:55
Trade and Globalisation

Junior Dutch Diplomats draft 4 future foreign policy scenarios

02 July 2014 - 10:27
Trade and Globalisation

Translating international trends to innovative education

02 June 2014 - 14:24
Trade and Globalisation

Nelson Mandela: leadership and reconciliation

06 December 2013 - 16:26
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Trade and Globalisation

New Cooperation Clingendael and Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute (BDI)

13 July 2015 - 11:49
Trade and Globalisation

Indonesia-Netherlands alumni conference

19 March 2015 - 10:12
Negotiation & mediation in conflict resolution

Training Women in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

19 March 2015 - 09:59


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Negotiation & mediation in conflict resolution

Training African Women Mediators

02 July 2017 - 15:07