Chairperson: Caspar ten Dam (MA), political scientist, conflict analyst
Researcher at Dutch human rights institute ‘PIOOM’ at University of Leiden, 1998 – 2002. Freelance conflict analyst and terrorism expert since then. Leading member of Political Committee ‘Stari Most’ (www.starimost.nl; chairperson 1999 – 2004).
Until recently he has been conducting and completing (part of) his PhD research on the values, aims and methods of Chechen and Albanian insurgents, at the Institute of History of Leiden University (see www.ctdamconsultancy.com). Together with Dr. Babak Rezvani and Servet Sahin (MA political science), he established the Association for the Study of EthnoGeoPolitics in 2010, and is Executive Editor of its academic journal Forum of EthnoGeoPolitics (first issue: Vol.1 No.1, Spring 2013; see further www.ethnogeopolitics.org).
Secretary: Hans ten Dam (MA), strategic management consultant
Author of Humanity, Civilization and Politics: How People Make the World – Today’s Ten Global Challenges (Ommen, Netherlands: Tasso Publishing, 2000), available at www.onlineoriginals.com. See also his The long View: The Art of Strategic Thinking (Ommen, Netherlands: Tasso Publishing, 2009), available at www.lulu.com. See further http://hanstendam.blogspot.nl.
Spokesperson (without portfolio since early 2016): Bas Wallage, MA company law and state law at University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Jurist at the Judicial (Information) Counter and vice-chairperson of the Law Shop Alphen a/d Rijn and surroundings; he also works at the Law Court in The Hague. He is amongst other things also Chairperson of the theme group Democracy and Justice of the Dutch political party D66 (Democrats ’66; social-liberal, progressive) and vice-chair of the internal Dispute Settlement committee of D66. Furthermore, Bas is active in the Dutch section of the International Commision of Jurists for Human Rights (see further www.baswallage.nl).
Former Board member (until 1 February 2015): Dr. Evert du Marchie van Voorthuysen, physicist
A founding member of the Committee for Forceful Military Intervention in the Former Yugoslavia (est. 1992), renamed Political Committee ‘Stari Most’ (PCSM) in 1996; he was particularly active for this NGO between 1993 and 1996.
Caspar ten Dam, Hans ten Dam and Evert van Voorthuysen are the committee’s founders in December 2004.