Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael or Clingendael Institute (Dutch: Nederlands Instituut voor Internationale Betrekkingen Clingendael) is an independent think tank and diplomatic academy which studies various aspects of international relations. The institute is located in Wassenaar in Huys Clingendael, a 17th-century manor house which is part of the Clingendael estate.
The Clingendael Institute is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Through our analyses, training and public debate we aim to inspire and equip governments, businesses, and civil society in order to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world. The Institute provides information, conducts research and develops training programmes for a large number of audiences and works with partners across public and private sectors, including policymakers, members of the armed forces, diplomats, politicians and business executives. Clingendael also acts in an advisory capacity to the government, parliament and social organisations, organises conferences and seminars, and publishes Clingendael Magazine 'Spectator', an online monthly on international politics. As of 2012 the Institute is organised into two departments: Clingendael Research and Clingendael Academy.
Professor of international labour law and former rector magnificus of Leiden University Paul F. van der Heijden, is Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Institute. General director of the Clingendael Institute is Monika Sie Dhian Ho.
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