Serge Stroobants

Director, Europe , The Institute for Economics and Peace
Serge Stroobants is the Director of Europe and the MENA region and the Global Director for Security, Defence and Intelligence at the Institute for Economics and Peace. His academic specialization is in political sciences, international relations, security and defence, global risk analysis, foresight, and crisis management. He holds degrees from the Belgian Royal Military Academy, the Free University of Brussels, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France), the German General Staff College and Vesalius College Brussels. He is a former staff officer of the Belgian Army and is now directing BANTS Consulting, his own consultancy in strategic security focusing on OSINT and Cybersecurity.

He is a visiting Professor at the Riga graduate School of Law, the Trocadero Forum Institute in Paris, Blanquerna University in Barcelona, and the Brussels School of Governance, teaching courses on peace, security, development and on Global terrorism and radicalization. He is a senior academic specialist on global terrorism and radicalization with numerous interventions in conference and media on these topics. He has served as an expert on the Parliamentary Commissions on the impact of terrorism both in France after the 13 November 2015 Paris attacks and in Belgium after the 22 March 2016 Brussels attacks. He is involved in the support of the victims of terrorist acts.

He is a senior visiting fellow at the Irish College of the KU Leuven and the Global Governance Institute, and a senior associate at the European Institute for Asian Studies and the Global Institute for Cybersecurity Technologies.

He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Program of the US State Department.

Serge’s mother tongues are French and Dutch, he is fluent in English and German.