Karlijn Jans is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies specializing in German politics from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in European and International Law from Maastricht University. Her geographical expertise includes Europe and the transatlantic sphere. Ms. Jans further specialized in defense and security policies while studying as a visiting student at the Netherlands Defense Academy. Prior to her position at HCSS she worked as a policy advisor at the TNO’s EU office in Brussels.
Karlijn frequently publishes on transatlantic security issues and European defense policies in the media, including in The Huffington Post, Euractiv, and Charged Affairs. In addition to her work at HCSS, she chairs the Dutch chapter of the Young Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA) and is a non-resident fellow with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) in Washington D.C.