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  1. Tessa Kersten portrait

    Tessa Kersten

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    Web Gardener

    A member of the regular staff since 2009.  Had previous jobs at Dutch ISP's working in the field of customer service and information and knowledge-management. Studied at the Willem de Koning Academy in Rotterdam.  Born and raised in the part of the Netherlands known as the Betuwe.    

  2. 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...

  3. Denis Burke

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    Communications Coordinator

    Denis Burke is TNI's communications coordinator. He works on social media, press and publications. He holds an MSc. in Contemporary Asian Studies from the University of Amsterdam. He joined TNI in 2016....

  4. 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...

  5. Amira Armenta

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    Amira Armenta (Colombia/Netherlands) has a degree in Latin American history from the Université de Jussieu (Paris).

  6. 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. 

  7. Cecilia Olivet

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    Project 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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."...

  10. 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)...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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.

  14. International Observatory on Participatory Democracy

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    The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD)is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centres interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. The network was created in 2001 within...

  15. Susan George

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    President

    To contact Susan George : susangeorge@free.fr    ...

  16. David Sogge

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    Associate

    Based in Amsterdam, David works as an independent researcher and writer. As an associate of the Norwegian think-tank NOREF, he currently focuses on public control over transnational flows affecting societies on the global periphery. Professional activities since 1970 provided a basis for books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, and on Africa, particularly Angola and South Africa....

  17. Reclaiming Public Water Network

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    Since 2005, TNI has been instrumental in catalysing and supporting the Reclaiming Public Water network, which has grown to include more than 300 member organisations in 58 countries – 15 joined in 2013. This is an open, multi-sectoral network that enables activists, trade unionists and academics to work together with water utility managers and engineers to promote democratic, public models...

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    Dag Hammarskjold Foundation

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    Dag Hammarskjold Foundation’s work is guided by the search for ‘Another Development’ in support of democracy, human rights and security based on the social and economic transformation of institutions and societies.

  19. Jun Borras

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    Fellow

    Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr. is a Filipino political activist and academic who has been deeply involved in rural social movements in the Philippines and internationally since the early 1980s. He was part of the core organising team that established the international peasant movement La Via Campesina and has written extensively on land issues and agrarian movements. He is currently a...

  20. Tom Reifer

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    Associate Fellow

    Tom Reifer is currently Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of San Diego and publishes widely on global peace and social justice issues. He has also been a long-time activist in the anti-nuclear movement as well as a rank and file trade union activist. His specialty is the study of large-scale, long-term social change and world-systems analysis. ...

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