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  1. Lavinia Steinfort

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    Project Officer

    Lavinia Steinfort is a political geographer and 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 a fair,...

  2. Denis Burke

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    Communications Coordinator

    Denis Burke is TNI's communications coordinator. He works on strategy, press, publications and social media. He holds an MSc. in Contemporary Asian Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Before coming to TNI he worked in communications for Friends of the Earth International. His earlier experience includes press, digital and publications work for several NGOs. He has also written about a...

  3. Sol Trumbo Vila

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    Project Officer

    Sol Trumbo Vila loves to design communication frames and platforms to expose unaccountable power structures and advance democratic solutions to our global problems, particularly unequal access to basic human rights and the destruction of ecosystems. He works with several international alliances to bring about a UN Binding Treaty that holds transnational corporations accountable for their human...

  4. 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."...

  5. Hilde van der Pas

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    Communications Officer

    Hilde van der Pas joined the 'Economic Justice, Corporate Power and Alternatives' programme in July 2011. She has a BA degree in journalism and a MA in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.

  6. 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....

  7. 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.

  8. 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....

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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. 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...

  11. 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. She started the water justice project in TNI to seek Alternatives to Water Privatisation. She is the co-founder of the Reclaiming Public Water (RPW) Network which was created as a...

  12. 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...

  13. Cecilia Olivet

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    Programme Coordinator Trade & Investment

    Cecilia Olivet is a social scientist who specialises in the European Union's trade and investment agenda and the international investment regime. Cecilia is Uruguayan, has a BA degree in International Relations from Universidad de la República in Uruguay and an MA in International Politics and East Asia from Warwick University, UK. In 2005, she joined TNI where she is part of the Economic...

  14. Susan George

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    President

    To contact Susan George : susangeorge(at)free.fr    ...

  15. Jun Borras

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    Fellow

    A TNI Fellow since 2008, Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr. ranks among the top 1% of the world’s most cited researchers in his field, and is a recipient of a European Research Council Advanced Grant (2019-2024) for his research on land politics and five spheres of global social life (food, climate change, labour/migration, citizenship, and geopolitics). Jun has been deeply involved in rural social...

  16. Phyllis Bennis

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    Fellow

    A TNI Fellow since 1998, Phyllis is also a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC where she directs IPS's New Internationalism Project. Her work concerns US foreign policy issues, particularly involving the Middle East and United Nations (UN). In 2001 she helped found the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and now serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace as...

  17. Hilary Wainwright

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    Fellow

    A TNI Fellow since 1986, Hilary is a sociologist who earned her BPhil from Oxford University. She works as an independent activist-researcher and journalist. She is a founding editor of Red Pepper....

  18. Gonzalo Berrón

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    Associate Fellow

    Gonzalo Berrón, TNI Associate Fellow and member of the Corporate Power Team. Phd in Political Science from University of Sao Paolo. He has been active since the 2000 in international mobilizations against different expressions of the corporate agenda (FTAs, BITs, TNCs operations) as part of trade union organizations as well as other civil society networks and campaigns in Latin America. In 2012...

  19. 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.

  20. Ben Hayes

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    Fellow

    A TNI Fellow since 2011, Ben Hayes is a public policy analyst, specialising in civil liberties and security policy. He earned a PhD in 2008 from the University of Ulster....

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