Just Peace Career & Talent Event inspires over 600 people at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

By Sarah Bumberger

Over 600 students, young professionals, and recent graduates joined Just Peace The Hague and over 30 partners at the Just Peace Career & Talent Event at THUAS on Friday, October 7.

Image by HPM/Taiana Shalunova

The Career & Talent Event, part of #JPM2022, was themed around nurturing talent in Peace & Justice for the future. A wide range of organisations, international organisations, NGO’s; and companies all joined in for the Purposeful Career Fair: including the OPWC, International Criminal Court, Kosovo Specialist Chambers; International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, House of Europe, the Dutch police; and Haags social projects Haagse Helpers and Stichting Move.

Image by HPM/Taiana Shalunova

With three rounds of workshops, a keynote speech (from Manpreet Dhillon of the OPCW), and a fascinating panel discussion on nurturing talent- the event was filled with ways for attendees to get inspired, boost their CV, and make leaps in their career.

Image by HPM/Taiana Shalunova

The panel discussion featured speakers from the world of NGO’s and IO’s, academia, business; and more- all focussing on the question of nurturing talent for the world of peace and justice. Workshops included sessions on finding your Ikigai (purpose), careers in journalism, practical tips on finding a job; Dutch working culture, and making research inclusive.

Just Peace Month 2022 helps bring peace and justice to life. For all of the events and happenings related to Just Peace, check out the website.

The Just Peace Career & Talent Event was powered by The Hague Humanity Hub, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and all of the Just Peace partners. For more information about careers in the peace and justice ecosystem in The Hague, make sure to check out The Talent Hub.