Team

  • Joris Voorhoeve

    Director

  • Robert Zeldenrust

    Chair of the Board

  • Geor Hintzen

    Board member

  • Jan-Willem Oosterbroek

    Treasurer

  • Kim Dietvorst

    Web Developer

  • Leila Cornips

    Administration

  • Jacintha van der Plas

    Secretary to the Board

  • Claudia Grigoras

    Communication Advisor

  • Saskia Rademaker

    Researcher at the Sen Foundation and The Hague University

  • Vishwesh Sundar

    Research Assistant

  • Hans Bastiaan van den Berg

    Research Assistant

  • Vasileios P. Karakasis

    PhD. Candidate and teaching assistant

  • Ilia Barboutev

    PhD. Candidate and teaching assistant

  • Janneke Bosman

    General support

  • Peter Lems

    Partner Grensland Genootschap

  • Tobias Wals

    Representative Grensland Genootschap in Kiev

Faces of Sen

Some of the people who also work hard for Sen.

  • Janneke Bosman

    Janneke started working for Sen shortly after the foundation was founded. In 2009 she assisted Joris Voorhoeve when he wrote the book “Negen Plagen Tegelijk”. She wrote the chapter on “Global Migration”, in which she described the streams of migration and its effects. The chapter deals with the migration streams we can expect in the year 2050, when the world will have an extremely large population of over 9 billion inhabitants. After her research assistance, she kept on working for Sen throughout the years, assisting both in research and education in international development cooperation.

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  • Hans van den Berg

    Hans has been with us as a research assistant since April 2018. He found his way towards the Sen Foundation after completing his master thesis at Leiden University looking for relevant working experience. Hans mainly focuses on doing research for the second volume of ‘Wereld in Beweging’, initiated by our Director, Joris Voorhoeve, which will focus on the current issues and the influence of important actors in our ever changing world.

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  • Vishwesh Sundar

    Vishwesh’s association with the Sen Foundation began in March 2018, as an intern within the organization. He is currently writing a report titled ‘India and the Sustainable Development Goals’. He would be analyzing five main SDG’s that would be crucial to achieve for India. He is broadly analyzing the current situation with regard to these goals and proposing possible policy suggestions that can be considered to realize the goals by 2030.

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  • Kim Dietvorst

    Kim Dietvorst has been working with the Sen Foundation since 2016. She started improving the website security and later she provided the website a facelift and helped our foundation give the content that our visitors need at different media channels. She is motivated to keep supporting the Sen Foundation within the tech world, because she thinks it is noble that people devote their lives gathering and sharing knowledge about international cooperation.

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  • Jacintha van der Plas

    Jacintha has been committed to the SEN foundation for quite a few years now. In 2013 (after graduation from MSC in 2012), she started as a freelance writer for the foundation and wrote scientific articles for the book ‘100 chances’ (to be published) (e.g. about the plastic soup, alleviation of poverty etc.). For the book ‘Safe Areas‘, she wrote a scientific chapter about the UN intervention in Cambodia. In the beginning of 2016, the Director of the Sen Foundation, Joris Voorhoeve asked her if she wanted to become a member of the board, fulfilling the position of secretary, an offer which she enthusiastically accepted.

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  • Jan-Willem Oosterbroek

    Jan-Willem has been committed to the Sen Foundation since the early days, first as a Master student where he contributed to studies on the rule of law and the effectiveness of development cooperation. He carried out research for the studies: The rule of law in developing countries – Aspects of liberal development cooperation (Teldersstichting), From War to the Rule of Law (WRR) and 100 opportunities (to be published). He is one of the founders of Sen and became treasurer and general board member.

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  • Kathinka Gaess

    In 2017, Kathinka has coordinated the communication and the administration of the Sen Foundation. This also included the co-organisation of the summer school in Development, Human Rights and Security at The Hague Univeristy. Having obtained a Bachelor Degree in International Communication Management (in 2014) and a MSc in International and European Governance (in 2017), Kathinka enjoys bridging academia and applied reality in the public sector.

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  • Saskia Rademaker

    Saskia Rademaker has been with the Sen Foundation since its establishment in 2008. She obtained her Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University in 2008 and was the first researcher at the Sen Foundation between 2008 and 2011. She did extensive research for the publication Negen Plagen Tegelijk, and for other publications such as From War to the Rule of Law: Peacebuilding after Violent Conflicts or Rechtstaat in Ontwikkelingslanden by Joris Voorhoeve.

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  • Delphine Meertens

    Delphine Meertens is an MSc graduate in Public Administration (International & European Governance) and has worked as a freelancer for the Sen Foundation, where she provided editorial assistance for a manual on international relations. Delphine has previously worked as an intern at VNG International and at the Political Affairs section of the Netherlands’ Embassy in Paris.

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  • Ilia Barboutev

    Ilia Barboutev is a PhD Candidate at Leiden University. His research focuses on examining the factors behind Ukraine’s bargaining strategy vis-a-vis Russia in the “Gas Wars’’ of 2006, 2009, and 2014, as well as Ukraine’s subsequent energy security strategy after each altercation with its eastern neighbor. Ilia has worked as a course assistant to Professor Voorhoeve in the Bachelor-level courses Introduction to Conflict Studies and Global Challenges: Peace and Justice.

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  • Vasileios P. Karakasis

    Since 2014 Vasilis has been working as a Course Coordinator for Sen Foundation. Under the auspices of Pr. Voorhoeve, he has coordinated and taught Bachelor- and Master-level courses on International Relations/Organizations and Peacebuilding at Leiden University. For two consecutive years (2015 and 2016) and in the context of the Summer Schools held by The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he organized and taught at the Module on “Human Security, Rights and Development”.

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  • Mihailo Jovetic

    Mihailo Jovetic is an MSc graduate and has worked as Research Assistant at the Sen Foundation, he carried out research concerning the risks of new violence erupting in the Western Balkans due to changing global geopolitical balances and new international players trying to exert influence on the region. Mihailo recently successfully defended his final thesis for the MSc Public Administration: International and European Governance at Leiden University, titled Kosovo: A Study in Peacebuilding After Secession and the Role of External Actors. He currently works at the Asser Institute and will start a second MSc in Political Science: International Organisation at Leiden University in September. Mihailo is of Serb origin and has lived in the Netherlands and Italy.

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