As policy-maker, lawyer, rights advocate and award-winning journalist I develop ideas for a fairer, more peaceful and prosperous world for everyone.

Photo: Guy Jordan / London School of Economics

POLICY AND DIPLOMACY

I am working for the department of international affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, leading on the cooperation with international courts. What I have achieved

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

I have experience in high-level Nobel Prize communications: For several years I worked with the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation of the Congolese human rights activist Denis Mukwege. For the foundation, I coordinated the media and communications activities around the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

I helped to set up the communications unit of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, a think tank for the promotion of international law. In the past, I advised non-governmental organisations on their branding and positioning, and their advocacy strategies.

JOURNALISM

As a journalist I travelled to more than a dozen countries, mainly in Africa. I wrote about human rights, social justice, conflicts and how people strive for peace. I was a correspondent based in South Africa and reported from the last landmine field in rural Mozambique, on the post-election violence in Kenya, the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, and on the last presidential elections under the repressive regime of Robert Mugabe. Read more about my work in journalism

FELLOWSHIP

Fellow of the John Hopkins’ University’s International Reporting Project (2014).

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

Young German leaders delegation to Israel, on the occasion of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel.

Short-term election observer during the 2012 presidential elections in Georgia.

Either write something worth reading,
or do something worth writing about.

― Benjamin Franklin