Rob Schuurmans

With over 13 years of experience in international and political affairs, Rob is a passionate and driven leader who strives to promote peace, justice, and security in the world. He has a master's degree in political science, with a focus on transnational…

Tilly Stroo

Tilly is the founder and managing director of Wavemakers United. A youth movement for water which she started in 2016 with the support of the special envoy for international water affairs, Henk Ovink, and the ministries of infrastructure and…

Kirsten Meerschaert

Kirsten is a strategic advocate with more than fifteen years’ experience in conflict prevention & resolution, international justice, and human rights. Kirsten has served as the first Executive Director of Stichting International Alert/…

Hans van den Berg Project

Hans is currently working at the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) where he works on projects on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Justice and Security as well as the EU, to strengthen the rule of law and train diplomats…

Alexander Gunkel

Alex is a serial entrepreneur using space technology for social and environmental good. Since 2013 he co-founded several spacetech ventures of which he is the managing director of Space4Good. Before starting his entrepreneurial career Alexander…

Simon Tiller

Simon is a conflict specialist with over 15 years of experience working in the Eurasia region as a diplomat, a programme manager, and as part of interstate peace processes with the OSCE. He is a skilled linguist and negotiator, highly effective…

Serge Santoo

Serge has been working on change processes, innovation and sustainability over the past 15 years. Since 3 years from his own company, Polycentric. What fascinates him is how – despite all the technology, processes and systems – we as humans…

Nadja Houben

Nadja is the co-founder and director of Human Rights in the Picture, a non-profit organisation advocating for human rights through visual storytelling. She is a human rights advocate who combines knowledge of international human rights law with…

Maaike de Loor

The African proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” has been her compass for life. Inspired by a rich circle of international friends from a young age onwards, she followed my passion for social justice,…

Professor Jan-Aart Scholte

Jan coordinates the Global Transformations and Governance Challenges (GTGC) programme at Leiden University. Previously he has held positions at University of Sussex, Institute of Social Studies, University of Warwick, London School of Economics,…