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  1. Lyda Fernanda Forero

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    Associate

    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...

  2. Fiona Dove

    Fiona Dove

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    Executive Director

    Fiona Dove has been Executive Director of TNI since 1995. She grew up in South Africa, where she was an anti-apartheid activist from a young age, first active in feminist and anti-militarist organisations as a student, then joining the non-racial labour movement (COSATU) as an organiser from the mid-1980s. She later served as a national negotiator, research coordinator for the SA Commercial,...

  3. 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.  

  4. Shaun Matsheza

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    Writer

    Shaun Matsheza is a writer and content creator at TNI. He is a communication specialist from Zimbabwe, with extensive experience as a content strategist, editor, producer and trainer in multimedia journalism and creative storytelling. Shaun's passion lies in the link between storytelling and people's perceived ability to effect change in their societies. A lifelong learner and ardent believer...

  5. Jess Graham

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    Community Builder

    Jess Graham is the Community Builder for TNI since 2017. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she has lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland and permanently moved to Amsterdam in 2012. An activist and feminist since her teens, she is proud to be part of the TNI family. She is constantly learning and inspired by all the amazing work being done and loves bringing people together. In her own time she...

  6. 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...

  7. David Fig

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    Fellow

    A TNI Fellow since 2012, David holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. He works as an environmental sociologist and political economist and has been a lifelong critic of the nuclear energy industry. Recent victories in which he participated were the South African court case which made illegal President Zuma¹s nuclear ambitions, and the briefing of the
Vietnamese congressional committee...

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    Nick Buxton

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    Communications Consultant

    Nick Buxton is an experienced communications consultant and works as a publications editor and future labs coordinator for TNI. He works actively on issues of border politics, climate change, militarism and economic justice and was co-editor of  The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press, 2015).  ...

  9. 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....

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Susan George

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    President

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

  16. 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."...

  17. 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...

  18. John Kerseboom

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    Personnel Officer/ Office Management

    John started in the beginning of 2016 at TNI as Personnel Officer. Before joining TNI he worked as a human resource adviser in the Dutch NGO sector. He studied personnel management at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem. Followed by the study business law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. As a volunteer, John is working for the Dutch trade union CNV. When not at work he can be found...

  19. 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.

  20. 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....

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