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Dr Henrik Heidenkamp

Dr. Heidenkamp is a Research Fellow for the Defence, Industries and Society Programme. He 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. His dissertational thesis examined the stress ratio between the global, national and alliance determinants of the development process of the German Federal Armed Forces at the beginning of the 21st century.

Henrik has worked as a post-doctoral fellow for Queen's Centre for International Relations (QCIR) at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and as a research fellow for the Centre for Security, Armed Forces and Society at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He conducted research on contemporary aspects of national security and international relations, maritime security (as part of the project network PiraT, which is funded by the Ger­man Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and the impact of the global economic and financial crisis on security and defence policies.

He also worked for the military policy branch (Fü S III 2) of the German Ministry of Defence (BMVg), Berlin, Germany. 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 political and military leadership of the BMVg. Further he authored regional policy papers for Central Asia, the South Cau­ca­sus, Africa and the Broader Black Sea Region.

His current research interests are the interdependencies between defence and security policies and wider industry, and the interaction processes between society, industry and policy decisions.

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