Senior Scientist Police Academy of The Netherlands
Dr. Orbons has been in the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands between 1989 and 2014. In his latest MOD position he was a senior researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy, with a special focus on the topic of Non-Lethality in the military domain. In that capacity, he published scholarly articles on the military applicability of Non-Lethal Weapons, and received his PhD in 2013. Previous staff positions include the Department of Defence Concepts in the Defence Staff and the NATO Defense College in Rome. He was the Netherlands delegate in the NATO Policy Team responsible for the NATO Policy on Non-Lethal Weapons in 1999.
He is a member of the European Working Group on Non-Lethal Weapons. He is currently contracted by the Police Academy of The Netherlands to conduct a research programme exploring and evaluating the feasibility of current and future Less than Lethal Weapons for the National Police of the Netherlands. He received his Master of Science from Eindhoven University of Technology.
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