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Henrik
Heidenkamp

Associate Fellow

Henrik is a RUSI Associate Fellow supporting RUSI’s research into the public-private relationship in defence.
 
Henrik previously worked as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow for RUSI’s Defence, Industries and Society Programme (DISP) assessing the role of the private sector in defence, national and international defence management approaches, strategic options for defence businesses and contemporary aspects of European and international security and defence policy. He has published numerous RUSI articles and reports and has co-authored the 2013 RUSI Whitehall Paper 'The Defence Industrial Triptych: Government as Customer, Sponsor and Regulator'.
 
He has been quoted widely by international media outlets (Financial Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Economic Times, Le Figaro, Deutsche Welle, Die Welt, etc.) and has regularly lectured at civilian (Kings College London, Exeter University, Queen’s University, etc.) and military institutions (German Federal Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Royal Military College of Canada, etc.) on European and global security and defence policy and defence industrial policy.
 
Before joining RUSI, Henrik has worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Queen's Centre for International Relations (QCIR) in Canada. He also worked for the military policy branch of the German Ministry of Defence (BMVg), in Berlin. His key responsibilities included the drawing of strategic security and defence policy papers as well as speeches on various security and defence topics for the BMVg’s political and military leadership.
 
Henrik received the degree of Magister Artium (M.A.) in political sciences and economics by the University of Mannheim, Germany and was awarded the title of Dr. rer. pol. by the Helmut-Schmidt-University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.
 
He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the German Atlantic Association and the Research Forum International Security (WIFIS).

Research Focus

Defence, Industries and Society, Germany, Defence Management, Defence Policy, UK, Europe Defence Industry, European Security and Defence Policy, Transformation of German Armed Forces

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