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  1. Martin Jelsma

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    Programme Director Drugs & Democracy

    Martin Jelsma is a political scientist who has specialised in Latin America and international drugs policy.  In 2005, he received the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, which stated that Jelsma "is increasingly recognized as one of, if not the, outstanding strategists in terms of how international institutions deal with drugs and drug policy."...

  2. Ernestien Jensema

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    Project Coordinator Drug & Democracy

    Ernestien Jensema (1971) is a social anthropologist who has been working as a researcher and project coordinator with the Drugs & Democracy Programme of TNI since 2008. She focuses on issues related to the UN drug control system and the Drugs and Democracy Programme’s Asia project....

  3. Tom Kramer

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    Researcher

    Tom Kramer (1968) is a political scientist who has been working as a researcher with TNI's Drugs & Democracy Programme since 2007. Over the years Tom has specialised in drug policy in Asia with a special focus on sustainable development and the link between drugs and conflict. Tom has authored various TNI reports, his expertise is regularly requested at international fora and in the media.

  4. Brid Brennan

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    Project Coordinator Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan coordinates the Corporate Power Project at TNI within the Economic Justice Programme. She describes herself as a popular educator and political activist. She currently focuses on the role of TNCs in economy and politics in the context of neoliberal globalisation. Her expertise and major interests are on the protagonisms of social, feminist, anti-racist, migrant and refugee...

  5. Daniel Chavez

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    Fellow/ Senior Project Officer

    A TNI Fellow since 2005, Daniel earned his PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2001, subsequently joining TNI as a staff member....

  6. Tom Blickman

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    Senior Project Officer

    Tom Blickman is a Senior Project Officer at the Transnational Institute (TNI), based in Amsterdam. Since 1997, he has been working for TNI's Drugs & Democracy Programme, specializing in international drug control policy and the UN conventions, drug markets, alternative development, money laundering and organised crime. Tom is a regular speaker at international policy conferences and advises...

  7. Pien Metaal

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    Senior Project Officer

    Pien Metaal is an activist and political scientist that has been part of the Drugs and Democracy programme since 2002, though her participation with the Programme dates further back. Her work for TNI has focussed on research, education, network- and policy development on coca and cocaine, producers of crops for illicit use, fair(er) trade cannabis and many other issues related to―international...

  8. Dania Putri

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    Programme Assistant

    Dania started working at TNI in 2015 as an intern, and later continued as a part-time Programme Assistant for TNI’s Drugs & Democracy Programme until February 2021. Currently she works part-time for TNI's Communications and Myanmar programme. Born and raised in Jakarta and now residing in Rabat, Dania holds a Bachelor's degree in International Public Management from The Hague University. In...

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    Katie Sandwell

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    Senior Project Officer

    Katie Sandwell joined TNI in 2016. She holds a BA in Philosophy and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from York University, Canada focusing on food sovereignty and local food movements. She has lived in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands and has been involved with a range of food, community, environmental, and social justice organizations. At TNI she works with the...

  10. Jennifer Franco

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    Researcher

    Jennifer C. Franco is a research associate in the Agrarian and Environmental Justice as well as the 'Myanmar in Focus' Programmes of TNI, and an adjunct professor at the College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of the China Agricultural University in Beijing....