Laura Jasper is Strategic Analyst at HCSS. With her multidisciplinary background, Laura specializes in the intersection between quantitative and qualitative research, specifically when it comes to strategic decision-making.
Laura holds a BSc in Economics (cum laude) as well as an MSc in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. For her master thesis she investigated how we can analyze the strategic determinants of the choice between war and settlement using economic methods and models from game theory. As well, as how we can use this knowledge in current conflicts, the Kashmir conflict acted as a case study. Additionally, she holds an MSc in Crisis and Security Management (cum laude) from Leiden University where she specialized in Intelligence and National Security.
Prior to joining HCSS, Laura held an internship with the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG). As an intern working on polarization, radicalization, and extremism, she specialized in topics such as conspiracy theories, mis/disinformation and anti-government sentiments.