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    Roger Burbach

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    Roger Burbach was Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas based in Berkeley, CA. He was long time TNI friend who specialised in Latin American politics. He died on March 5, 2015.  

  2. Rozemarijn Vermeulen

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    A happy TNI colleague since recently, Rozemarijn formerly worked in culture; project- and office management in design, arts and film.

  3. Lia van Wijk

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  4. 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.

  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. Beatriz Martínez

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    Translator and editor
  7. 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."...

  8. Pietje Vervest

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    Programmes Director

    Pietje Vervest is an economic anthropologist. She has specialised in the European Union's trade and investment agenda and in the international investment regime. At TNI she coordinates the Economic Justice Programme and the Myanmar in Focus Programme, is part of the Coordination Group of the Seattle to Brussels network and is the European anchor of the Asia-Europe People's Forum.  

  9. 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)...

  10. Sylvia Kay

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    Project Officer

    Sylvia Kay is a political scientist with an MSc. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Social Science (LSE). She joined TNI in 2011 as a researcher working on issues around land tenure, natural resource governance, and agricultural investment. She has written various studies and policy briefs for TNI on land and water grabbing, the role of public policy in rural development...

  11. 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...

  12. Timothé Feodoroff

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    Freelancer

    Timothé Feodoroff is a political scientist and activist who brought his enthusiasm to TNI shortly after graduating from an MA in Agricultural and Rural Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague) in 2012. His work focuses on land, water and fisheries issues, and other related issues such as the bioeconomy....

  13. 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...

  14. 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....

  15. Diana Aguiar

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    Researcher

    Diana Aguiar was a researcher in the Corporate Power Project of TNI’s Economic Justice Program, working on the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity from 2012 -2015. Diana is Brazilian, based in Rio de Janeiro. She has a MA in International Relations at PUC-Rio and is currently a PhD candidate at IPPUR/UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), researching the...

  16. Kevin Woods

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    Kevin Woods has worked on resource politics in mainland Southeast Asia’s uplands since 1999, including northern Thailand, Laos, and Burma. Since 2002 Kevin has focused his research in and on Burma, with particular focus on resource extraction and land rights in northern Burma’s ceasefire zones. Kevin received a master’s degree at Yale University on political ecology with a thesis on China-Burma...

  17. 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...

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    José Henrique Rodrigues Torres

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    Judge of the Sixth Appellate Court of the High Court of Justice in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  19. David Bewley-Taylor

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    Associate Fellow

    David Bewley Taylor is the founding Director of the Global Drug Policy Observatory at Swansea University, UK.  He has been researching various aspects of drug policy for over twenty years with his main areas of interest being US drug policy, the UN and international drug policy and more recently counter narcotics strategies in Afghanistan....

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    Hugo Cabieses

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    Hugo Cabieses, Peruvian economist and specialist on drugs issues, is an associate researcher of TNI's Drugs & Democracy programme.

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