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  1. Pien Metaal

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    Senior Project Officer

    Pien Metaal is a researcher with TNI. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and International Relations from University of Amsterdam. She has been a member of the Transnational Institute's Drugs and Democracy team since 2002, though her participation with the Programme dates further back....

  2. Nick Buxton

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    Communications Consultant

    Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working as a publications editor and supporting online learning and support of activist scholar communities for TNI. He works actively on issues of climate change, militarism and economic justice and is co-editor of  The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press,...

  3. Lavinia Steinfort

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    Project Officer

    Lavinia Steinfort is a critical geographer and political activist. A s a researcher at the Transnational Institute (TNI) she is working on public alternatives such as (re)municipalisation of public services, a just transition towards energy democracy and transforming finance for the 99%. Lavinia is co-implementing the mPOWER project that facilitates peer learning among European cities for...

  4. Lucia Barcena

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    Project Officer

    Lucia Barcena joined TNI in March 2019. She is a Spanish-Mexican who has specialized in trade and investment policies and in monitoring and evaluation. She holds a Masters Degree in International Cooperation for Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Before joining TNI she worked as the trade campaigner for Ecologistas en Accion in Spain. Also, she has worked as an...

  5. 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....

  6. Bettina Müller

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    Associate Researcher

    Bettina Müller is an associate researcher with the Transnational Institute (TNI) and specialises on the trade and investment regime in Latin America and the Carribbean. Bettina is a political sciences graduate and holds a master's degree in international relations and political sciences at Sciences Po Paris and Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently living in Berli, where she works at the...

  7. Lyda Fernanda Forero

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    Project Coordinator AEJ

    Lyda Fernanda Forero is an economist who carries out analysis and campaigning on trade and investment policies, the architecture of impunity created for transnational corporations, and new trends in financialisation and commodification of nature and life. Lyda is Colombian, she has a BA degree in Economics and has  master studies in History at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where...

  8. Brid Brennan

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    Project Coordinator Corporate Power

    Brid has put Transnational Institute at the heart of dynamic international networks from every continent campaigning against trade liberalisation. She is co-founder of the European Solidarity Centre for the Philippines and most recently, RESPECT, a Europe-wide anti-racist network for migrant domestic workers. 

  9. Niels Jongerius

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    Dutch Outreach Officer

    Niels Jongerius joined the 'Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives' programme in February 2016. He has a BA degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen. He worked in the European Parliament from 2009-2014. In 2015 he worked for the German Trade Union Federation in Berlin. He also studied and worked in Shanghai.

  10. Niamh Ni Bhriain

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    Project Coordinator War and Pacification

    Niamh Ni Bhriain coordinates TNI's War and Pacification Programme, which focuses on the permanent state of war and pacification of resistance. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)....

  11. Stephanie Olinga-Shannon

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    Planning and Evaluation Coordinator

    Stephanie is responsible for the planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities at TNI. She holds a Msc. in Political Science (International Politics) from Leiden University and a Bachelor of Asia and Pacific Studies/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University. Before coming to TNI, she worked in a similar role at a torture and trauma rehabilitation centre for...

  12. Satoko Kishimoto

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    Programme Coordinator Public Alternatives

    Satoko Kishimoto was an environmental activist and active in the youth environmental movement in Japan in the 1990s. She began working with TNI in 2003, at the time of 3rd World Water Forum held in Kyoto, Japan. TNI successfully organized a seminar on Alternatives to Water Privatisation, which was the starting point of the Water Justice Project. In 2005, the Reclaiming Public Water (RPW)...

  13. 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."...

  14. Mónica Vargas

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    Global Campaign Coordinator

    Mónica Vargas Collazos is a researcher for the Corporate Power Project, which is part of the TNI's Economic Justice Program, and has been facilitating the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity since 2015....

  15. Daniel Chavez

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    Fellow/ Senior Project Officer

    Daniel Chavez, a TNI fellow, specialises in left politics, state companies and public services. He is an active contributor of the Municipal Services Project (MSP) research network, has contributed to Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South (Routledge, 2012) and has co-edited The Reinvention of the State: Public Enterprises and Development in...

  16. Sasha Trifkovic

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    Historical Archivist

    Sasha started volunteering for TNI’s communications team in April 2018 and is currently TNI's in-house historical archivist. She holds an MA in Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews. Her interest lies in using non-violent communication to move towards each other and find common values and ground. Before moving to Amsterdam, Sasha worked for 9 years as a policy...

  17. Tom Kramer

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    Researcher

    Tom Kramer (1968) is a political scientist with 25-years of working experience on Myanmar and its border regions, which he has visited regularly since 1993. He first specialised in analysing ethnic conflict in Myanmar and the role of civil society to promote change. ...

  18. Albert Janssen

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    Network System Administrator

    Albert Janssen is the dedicated server sysadmin for TNI since 2007. He's a passionate open source advocate since 1995, and helped TNI to migrate from Microsoft Windows to Linux on the desktops. When he's not behind a computer screen for work he likes to talk to his cat, play chess, work in the garden or meet with friends.

  19. Dania Putri

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    Programme Assistent

    Dania started working at TNI as an intern, and later continued as a part-time Programme Assistant for TNI’s Drugs & Democracy Programme. Currently she mainly works on communications outreach and provides general assistance for the Drugs & Democracy and Myanmar in Focus Programme. She earned her degree in International Public Management from The Hague University, and specializes in...

  20. Susan Medeiros

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    Office Assistant

    Susan came to the Transnational Institute in 2006 as a volunteer after her job at a women's organisation came to an end. She worked as a European Project participant at this organisation that was primarily concerned with the role of women in our society. She eventually went to work for Clean Clothes Campaign where she worked for 3 years. In 2011 she returned to Transnational Institute in the...

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