Marcel H. Van Herpen is a security expert specializing in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the post-Soviet states. He is the author of three books on Putin’s Russia, which were translated in different languages, and is a frequent media contributor - i.a. to Forbes , the National Interest, Project Syndicate, the Moscow Times, and Japan Times. He gave interviews to the New York Times, Financial Times, BBC, International Herald Tribune, UPI, MSNBC, El Mercurio, and Newsweek.

Van Herpen is a sought after speaker, who addresses his topics (geopolitics, the ideology of ‘Putinism’, Russia and the West, the information war, the EU-US relationship) in a professional, direct, and clear manner. Never afraid of being provocative he has an inborn ability to connect with his audience. He lectures in English, Dutch, German, and French.