Hester Somsen

Hester Somsen currently is a Director Security Policy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, Dealing with a wide range of security policy issues from non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping operations and crisis management mission, to security policy within NATO, the EU and the OSCE. From August 2013 until January 2017 she was the ambassador of the Netherlands in Libanon. She studied Political Science, International relations and international Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Hester Somsen currently is a Director Security Policy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, Dealing with a wide range of security policy issues from non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber, counter-terrorism, peacekeeping operations and crisis management mission, to security policy within NATO, the EU and the OSCE. From August 2013 until January 2017 she was the ambassador of the Netherlands in Libanon. She studied Political Science, International Relations and International Law at the University of Amsterdam.