Mr. Herbach is a Ph.D. researcher at the Centre for Conflict and Security Law at Utrecht University. He is currently also providing academic support analyzing the international legal framework for nuclear security to the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in preparation for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, and is a member of the Nuclear Security Working Group of the International Nuclear Law Association. Previously, he was a researcher in the Priv-War project, looking into legal issues related to Private Military and Security activities. He has lectured in public international law and conducted extensive research into the law pertaining to biological weapons, including ways to prevent the acquisition and malicious use of biological agents by terrorist groups. Dr. Herbach’s research focuses on the nuclear security regime in the context of the law of arms control. He holds academic degrees in both public international law and international relations.