Fiona Dove

Fiona Dove

Executive Director

Fiona Dove has been Executive Director of TNI since 1995. She holds degrees in Development Studies and Industrial Sociology, and a post-graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods.

A second generation African of Anglo-Irish descent, Dove was born in Zambia and grew up in South Africa. As a teenager, she became active in the anti-apartheid movement within South Africa. Dove played a leading role in feminist and anti-militarist organisations and from the mid-1980s, served the non-racial labour movement. She worked as a trade union magazine editor for Umanyano Publications in Johannesburg, and as an official of the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers' Union.

Dove came to The Netherlands at the end of 1994 to take up a scholarship at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague. She was offered the directorship of TNI on graduating at the age of 34.

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Phone: + 31 20 662 66 08
Email fdove AT tni dot org

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English, Dutch

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Recent content by Fiona Dove

Ditch treaties that bite

November 2013
South Africa is moving away from international investment treaties towards a new framework for investment protection based on domestic law. Contrary to some opinions, there are cogent arguments in favour of this approach.

Trade and Aid: a Balancing Act

March 2013
One of the wishes of the Fair, Green and Global Alliance[1] (FGG) members was recently fulfilled by the Rutte II Cabinet: the trade and global development portfolios have been brought under a single Minister, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

Will the Mercozy deal save Greece and the Euro?

November 2011
In a podcast debate, four activist researchers debate why the European Union is wedlocked to economic policies that will only worsen the crisis and further undermine democratic control of public budget.    

How has military intervention in Libya shaped the Arab Spring?

April 2011
A continuing war in Libya tarnishes the Arab revolutionary uprising, because it has subverted a democratic revolution and become a war of intervention. Two of TNI's fellows and experts on the Middle East debate the underlying causes and consequences of the Libya military intervention.

Responsibility to Protect

November 2009
Reponsibility to Protect -  a responsibility of all States to protect their own populations, but ultimately a responsibility of the whole human race, to protect our fellow human beings from extreme abuse wherever and whenever it occurs, might provide a tool – if used carefully and responsibly – that could reduce (if not eliminate) more human disasters.

Letter to the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in protest of withdrawing legal status to Accion Eccologica

March 2009
Dear President Correa, We would like to express dismay at the decision taken by your administration to withdraw the personería juridica of Acción Ecológica.

Debating Europe: Progressive perspectives on solving the global economic crisis: a challenge to the upcoming EU Summit (Video)

December 2008
Civil society has developed serious alternatives and proposals for radical reforms that should be considered in this crucial debate.