Pericles Advisory Board

Dr. phil. Dominic Kudlacek

Chairman of the Board

A social scientist with special expertise in the societal dimension of security. He is the vice director of the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) in Hannover and was a principal investigator at the department of Criminology, at the Ruhr-University Bochum and at the Institute for Public Safety and Emergency Management (BUK) at the University of Wuppertal. He was involved in various research projects funded by the European Union and has gained experience in national security studies. His research involved the societal dimension of resilience and the public perception of security.


Dr. phil. Gaëlle Lortal

Project Security Officer

As a representative of THALES she is experienced in technologies for defence and security. Thales designs, develops and deploys innovative solutions that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales’s security teams work with government and international agencies, interior ministries, civil security forces, critical infrastructure operators, cities and major companies to develop and deploy integrated, resilient innovative solutions to protect citizens, sensitive data and infrastructure.



Member of the Security Advisory Board



Member of the Security Advisory Board


Netherlands police

Member of the Security Advisory Board