Louk Faesen is Project Manager of the GCSC Secretariat and a Strategic Analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). He mainly focuses on international cybersecurity, especially legal and political norms of responsible state behavior. Louk worked previously as a Policy Officer at the Task Force International Cyber Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, where he assisted in the substantive preparations of the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 (GCCS) and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) in The Hague and subsequent projects related to international peace and security, such as the application of international law to cyberspace, confidence building mechanisms (CBMs), and norms of responsible state behavior.
He holds a Master’s degree in Law and Politics of International Security (LLM) from the VU University of Amsterdam, where he conducted research on the Chinese claims in the South China Sea. During his studies, he worked as a Legal Assistant and Commercial Operator at a Dutch maritime security company that provides security solutions in the High Risk Area of the Indian Ocean.