Pre PhD candidate/guest
Tin Kapetanovic is a dual PhD candidate at Leiden University Dual PhD Centre. Working title: 'Operating abroad: How Terrorist Groups Succeed Internationally'.
Tin Kapetanovic is a Political and Security Risk Analyst at the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Previously he worked as a Counter-Terrorism and Financial Crime Analyst at the Dutch National Police. Prior to joining the Dutch National Police, Tin worked at the advisory firm Teneo, where he focused on political and regulatory risk issues. Earlier, he served at the European Commission, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a security consultancy where he worked on international, strategic and energy security policy. In these positions, Tin has been an advisor to CEOs and governments in addition to being a regular speaker in varied expert forums.
A specialist in terrorist financing and political risk, Tin graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Comparative Politics and has studied Global Politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also received degrees in International Relations and Political Economy from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. A Dutch national, he is fluent in Dutch, English and Serbo-Croatian and works in German, French and Russian.
Tin's PhD research hopes to contribute to the understanding of how terrorist groups expand to new (international) territories and under which conditions such expansions can succeed.