Director of IPIS since October 2012, Filip Reyniers oversees the general management of the organisation and coordinates the research programmes. Previously he worked for the Belgian/Flemish Section of Amnesty International as a fundraiser and member of the Campaign-Movement department, specializing in human rights education and movement building. Since 2004, also in Amnesty International, he developed expertise in the field of arms transfers and human rights, taking part in the campaign for a UN Arms Trade Treaty and applying human rights analysis to arms transfers in the Belgian context. Filip studied Law (undergraduate) and History at the University of Leuven and completed the High Security and Defence Studies at the Belgian Royal Higher Institute for Defence. Filip is a Board Member of the Flemish Peace Institute.