Caspar ten Dam

Caspar ten Dam

Conflict analyst, terrorism expert
Biography

Caspar ten Dam (MA political science) is a conflict analyst and PhD-researcher on Chechen and Albanian insurgencies until recently affiliated at the Institute of History of Leiden University, the Netherlands. After receiving his MA degree he worked for the Interdisciplinary Research Programme on Root Causes of Human Rights Violations (PIOOM), Leiden University, between 1998 and 2002. He has been an independent scholar and freelance research consultant since then. His specialty lies in the analysis of armed conflicts, including applying and testing his own Brutalisation theory and definitions of terrorism, banditry, rebellion and other forms and manifestation of violence. His major publications include the ‘Feud and Rebel’ series in the peer-reviewed journal Iran and the Caucasus; he is executive editor of the journal Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics since its foundation in 2013, which also includes some of his own publications. He is and has been active as researcher, lecturer, policymaker, mediator and/or lobbyist on issues ranging from terrorism, democratisation and human rights, to refugees, asylum seekers and migrations. As chairman of the Political Committee ‘Stari Most’, he has initiated and co-organised the yearly Srebrenica commemoration in The Hague, the Netherlands, on the 11th of July ever since 1996.

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