Chantal de Jonge Oudraat served as the President of WIIS from January 2013 – to July 2021. She currently serves as a Fellow at the Wilson Center, focusing on men, masculinities, and international security.  

Her research focuses on women, peace and security, gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, and U.S.-European relations. 

Previously, Chantal held the roles of Executive Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America; Senior Advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; Associate Vice President and Director, U.S. Institute of Peace (Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program); Adjunct Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, and Geneva’s United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). 

Chantal did her undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Paris II (Panthéon). She is a Dutch and US national. 

Chantal has authored and co-edited several publications, including most recently A Gender Framework for Arms Control and Disarmament (WIIS, 2021), The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2020), and Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (USIP Press, 2011).