Report

Epidemics and Strategic Timing (NL)

June 24th 2015 - 13:45

In 2014 werd West-Afrika opgeschrikt door de grootste Ebola-uitbraak tot nu toe. De ziekte eiste hierbij meer dan tienduizend doden . Ziektegevallen doken als gevolg daarvan ook op in westerse landen, zoals Spanje, het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten.

HCSS heeft het rapport “Epidemics and Strategic Timing” geschreven. Dit rapport analyseert de uitbraak, de ontwikkeling van interventiecapaciteiten en de tijdigheid van de reactie van de internationale gemeenschap. Verder is gekeken naar de rol die militaire organisaties tijdens de bestrijding van epidemieën kunnen spelen. Voor overheden biedt dit een handvat om in de toekomst beter op dit soort crises te kunnen reageren.

Dit rapport is onderdeel van de Strategische Monitor 2015: The return of Ghosts hoped Past?, geschreven in opdracht van de Ministeries van Buitenlandse Zaken, Defensie en Veiligheid en Justitie.  

Het rapport en bijbehorend persbericht zijn te downloaden via de buttons rechts. 

Erik Frinking is the Director of the Strategic Futures Program at HCSS. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University. For almost twenty years, he has been involved in addressing high-level, complex policy issues for a wide variety of European countries and international organizations. Mr. Frinking worked for more than 13 years at the Leiden branch of the RAND Corporation, where he was director of the Education, Science & Technology, and Innovation program.

Frank Bekkers is Director of the Security Program. He is also theme leader of the Strategy and Change Program. He studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam and spent most of his career at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), specializing in the area of Defence, Safety & Security. At TNO, he held a range of positions, including program manager, senior research scientist, group manager and account director. From 1996-1997, he worked as program manager for Call Media and Intelligent Networks for the telecom company KPN.

Tim Sweijs is a Senior Strategist. He is the initiator, creator, and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for research projects in horizon scanning, conflict analysis, international and national security risk assessment, and capability development. He has led multicenter research projects for both private and public sector organizations – including the European Commission and various European governments.