My work. I develop and write about ideas for a fairer, more peaceful, and more prosperous world.

Experience

Over the last decade, I’ve developped extensive experience in policy-making, advocacy and strategy development, external relations, political communications and journalism. I’ve had the pleasure to work in government, support leading civil society organisations, and report for global media outlets in three languages from around the world.

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Policy-maker with the Government of the Netherlands. International law. Diplomacy. Policy-making.

Advocacy expert at the foundation of Nobel Peace laureate Denis Mukwege. Communications. Lobbying. Humanitarian advocacy.

Journalist and author. Research. Writing. Foreign affairs. Law.

Expertise

I work on the intersection of law, politics, and international cooperation. I develop and write about strategies and ideas for a fairer, more peaceful, and more prosperous world.

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Subject matter expertise: International law (public international law, international humanitarian and criminal law, refugee law). International cooperation. Multilateral institutions and international courts. Foreign policy and diplomacy. Conflicts and peace processes.

PHOTO: Guy Jordan / London School of Economics

Achievements

For the foundation of the Congolese human rights activist Denis Mukwege, I coordinated the media and communications activities around the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize.

I helped to develop the idea and to lobby for the establishment of the Global Survivors Fund – an innovative mechanism that enables survivors of wartime sexual violence to receive redress (launched at the UN in 2019).

Publications

My work appeared in: Al Jazeera English, The Atlantic, The Global Observatory, Responsible Statecraft, and others.

In German: Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, NDR, Deutsche Welle, and others.

In Dutch: De Volkskrant, Het Parool, De Groene Amsterdammer, and others.

Regular publications in academic journals.