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Damien Van Puyvelde

Assistant Professor

Dr. D.T.N. Van Puyvelde
+31 70 800 9500

Dr. Damien Van Puyvelde is Assistant Professor of Intelligence and Security at the Leiden Institute of Security and Global Affairs and a research fellow at the French Ministry of Armed Forces. He is currently researching a book on The DGSE: France’s foreign intelligence agency.

More information about Damien Van Puyvelde

Damien Van Puyvelde is Assistant Professor in Intelligence and Security. His research seeks to broaden the field of intelligence studies beyond its governmental frame, and links academic and professional debates on research methods and contemporary threats.

He is the author of Outsourcing US Intelligence (Edinburgh University Press), co-author of Cybersecurity: Politics, Governance and Conflict in Cyberspace (Polity) and co-editor of Researching National Security Intelligence (Georgetown University Press). He is currently writing a book on The DGSE: France’s foreign intelligence agency and preparing the second edition of Cybersecurity.

Damien currently chairs the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association, the largest network of intelligence researchers in the world. He serves on the editorial boards of Intelligence and National Security and the International Journal of Intelligence, Security and Public Affairs. Damien is a research fellow at the Strategic Research Institute of the French Ministry of Armed Forces where he contributes to the “intelligence, anticipation and hybrid threats” department, and a research associate with the Norwegian Intelligence School.

Prior to joining ISGA, Damien was Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies at the University of Glasgow, Visiting Professor at Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, and Assistant Professor at the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs
  • Intelligence

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



  • Haut Conseil de l évaluation de la recherche et de l enseignement supérieur, France Accreditation review
  • Etudes Françaises de Renseignement et de Cyber Member of the scientific committee and editorial board
  • Norwegian Intelligence School Research associate
  • Intelligence and National Security Member of the editorial board
  • University of Glasgow external PhD supervisor
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