Carmen Gonsalves, Head of the International Cyber Policy Department, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Carmen Gonsalves is head of the International Cyber Policy Department in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-chair of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).

Carmen Gonsalves is responsible for international peace & security in cyberspace, capacity building, digital rights and other cyber related policies in EU, NATO, UN & OSCE. On behalf of the Netherlands she served as Expert to the UN Group of Governmental Experts On Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (2016-2017).

During her diplomatic career postings abroad included Madrid (Second Secretary Political Affairs), Sofia (Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission), Lisbon (Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission) and London (Dpt. Head of the Political Department). At MFA headquarters in The Hague, she served in the Security Policy Directorate and in the Directorate for European Integration, subsequently as senior policy advisor responsible for institutional affairs, socio-economic affairs and team leader justice & home affairs.

Carmen Gonsalves holds a M.A. degree in Modern History and International Relations at the University of Leiden. She holds a minor in Spanish. She is married to Rodrigo Tapia Stocker and has two sons, Sebastian (20) and David (18).

Publications: Militair Rechtelijk Tijschrift, jaargang 111 – 2018 – Cyber Special, “ ‘International diplomacy and international cooperation in cyberspace’; address on the occasion of 1 year Tallinn Manual 2.0, The Hague