(POST)GRADUATE EDUCATION

  • (2020 – ongoing) Ph.D Candidate International Relations and Electoral Studies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands Thesis: ‘Separation of Distance: Conflict, Borderization and the Role of International Observation in the Commonwealth of Independent States’ Research Supervisors: Prof. dr. J.J.G. (Hans) Schmeets, Statistics Netherlands / Special Chair in Social Statistics, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, Prof. dr. J.M.M.L. (Sjo) Soeters, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and Prof. dr. A.J.R. (Fons) van de Vijver (2015 – 2019), Professor of Cross-Cultural Psychology at Tilburg University, The Netherlands Maastricht University (est. 1976)
  • (2020 – 2021) Postgraduate Diploma in Border Security and Management for Senior Leadership Course (PgDip BSMSL-IV)OSCE Border Management Staff College (OSCE BMSC), Dushanbe, Tajikistan (60 ECTS at Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF); equivalent to Master’s degree) OSCE Border Management Security College (OSCE BMSC) (est. 2009)
  • (2017 – 2020) Postgraduate Master of Arts (MA) of Civil-Military Interaction. Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (HSU/UniBw – University of the German Federal Armed Forces), in co-operation with the Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr (FüAkBw – Military Academy of the German Federal Armed Forces – General Staff College), Hamburg, Germany (60 ECTS at Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF); accredited by the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN); equivalent to Master’s degree). Thesis Title: ‘Battle for Donbass: Civil Military Interaction and the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine’ Research Supervisor: Prof. dr. S. (Sigrid) Boysen, Professor of Public Law and Public International Law at Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany Helmut-Schmidt University, University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg (est. 1973)
  • (2009 – 2009) Postgraduate Intensive Programme Russian Language and Culture Studies. Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation Pushkin State Russian Language Institute Moscow (est. 1966) / Moscow State University
  • (2005 – 2006) Postgraduate Degree International Development Studies. Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands & Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), The Netherlands Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN) at Radboud University Nijmegen (est. 1923)
  • (2004 – 2005) Postgraduate Degree Global Development Education. Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands & National Commission for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO), The Hague, The Netherlands Utrecht University (est. 1636)
  • (1996 – 2001) Master of Science (MSc) Developmental and Cultural Psychology (With Merits) – Minors in Psychotraumatology and Women Studies. Thesis: ‘The Design of Powerful Learning Environments: Integration of non-Western Pupils in Theoretical Learning Paths within the Dutch Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector’. Research Supervisors: Prof. dr. G.L.C. (Hans) Lodewijks, Educational Psychologist at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, Prof. dr. J.M.M. (Johan) van der Sanden, Professor of Didactics, Eindhoven Technical University, The Netherlands, and Prof. dr. Y. (Ype) Poortinga, Cross-Cultural Psychologist at Tilburg University, The Netherlands Tilburg University (est. 1927)*) Since 23 December 2002: NIP-registered Psychologist (licenced Psychologist Dutch Psychological Association); **) Since 02 March 2001: Psychodiagnostical NIP-registration ***) Since 15 February 2000: Certification Didactical Competence (Tilburg University)

BACHELOR DEGREE

GRAMMAR SCHOOL

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

  • (01 September 2012 – 05 April 2013) Participant-elect in the ‘Driebergen Programma‘; Talent Development Programme for D66 (ALDE Group / Renew Europe) D66 Driebergen Talent Programma
  • (01 June 2007 – 10 January 2008) Participant-elect in the Fontys University of Applied Sciences Talent Development Programme ‘TOP’ Fontys University of Applied Sciences
  • (01 February 2007 – 10 November 2007) Participant-elect in the ‘Mayor and Diversity Traineeship Programme‘ of the Association of Dutch Municipalities (Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten – VNG); talent development programme (2008 – 2010) for prospective Mayors under auspice of Ms Karla Peijs, Queen’s Commissioner in the Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands. Mentorship by Ms Wilma Delissen-van Tongerlo, Mayor of Peel and Maas Municipality, the Netherlands. Internship with Mayor Corstiaan Kleijtweg of Hellevoetsluis Municipality, the Netherlands VNG Project Diversiteit en Burgemeesters (2008-2010)

TRAINING & COURSES (In Person)

TRAINING & COURSES (eLearning)

  • UNITAR POTI Civil-Military Coordination in Peace Operations (27 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations (20 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Implementation of the UNSCR on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda Latin-America and the Caribbean (13 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Implementation of the UNSCR on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Asia and the Pacific (13 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Implementation of the UNSCR on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Africa (13 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI The Role of United Nations Police in Peace Operations (13 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Preventing Violence Against Women and Promoting Gender Equality in Peacekeeping (13 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Leading Within United Nations Peace Operations (12 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Humanitarian Relief Operations (12 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Ebola Virus Disease: Awareness and Precaution for Peacekeeping Personnel (12 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Introduction to the UN System: Orientation for Serving on a UN Field Mission (12 April 2020)
  • UNITAR POTI Core Pre-deployment Training Materials (11 April 2020)
  • NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) Introduction to NATO’s Education, Training, Exercise, and Education (ETEE) Global Programming (19 February 2019)
  • Election Observation and Democracy Support (EODS) Safety & Security in the Field (10 October 2019)
  • Election Observation and Democracy Support (EODS) Short Term Election Observers (10 October 2019)
  • NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) ADL 169 Improving Operational Effectiveness by Integrating Gender Perspective (JKO New Version) (25 February 2019)
  • DCAF-ISSAT Policing and Police Reform in Complex Environments (29 March 2019)
  • DCAF-ISSAT Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments (20 March 2019)
  • DCAF-ISSAT Introduction to Security Sector Reform (12 March 2019)
  • DCAF-ISSAT Police Integrity (23 August 2018)
    UNOCHA UN-CMCoord eCourse (US Institute of Peace – Global Campus) Working in Complex Emergencies (15 November 2017)
  • UNOCHA UN-CMCoord eCourse (US Institute of Peace – Global Campus) Working in Natural Disasters (15 November 2017)
  • UDP Course for Managers UNDP Legal Framework: What every staff should know (10 August 2017)
  • UNDP Women and Leadership (07 August 2017)
  • UNDP Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Anti-Corruption (04 August 2017)
  • UN Programme Criticality (28 July 2017)
  • UNDP / UN System Staff College Promoting Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Workplace (26 July 2017)
  • UN Women Training Centre I Know Gender. An Introduction to Gender Equality for UN Staff’ (26 July 2017)
  • UNDP United Nations Human Rights and Responsibilities (25 July 2017)
  • UN Course for Managers The Gender Journey: thinking outside of the box (06 January 2017)
  • UN Course for Managers Prevention of Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority (03 January 2017)
  • UNDP Ethics and Integrity at the United Nations Development Programme (30 November 2016)
  • UN Department of Safety and Security Training Basic Security in the Field II (BSIF, 29 November 2016)
  • UN Department of Safety and Security Training Advanced Security in the Field (ASIF, 28 November 2016)
  • ESDC – AKU 04 CSDP Crisis Management Structures and Chain of Command. European Security and Defence College (03 June 2018)
  • ESDC – AKU 02 The European Global Strategy (EUGS). European Security and Defence College (15 September 2016, 02 June 2018)
    ESDC – AKU 11A Gender and the UNSCR 1325. European Security and Defence College (29 November 2017 & 03 June 2018)
  • ESDC – AKU 06 CSDP Decision Shaping/Making. European Security and Defence College (29 November 2017 & 03 June 2018)
  • ESDC – AKU 21 European Security and Defence College (21 September 2016)
  • ESDC – AKU 16 European Security and Defence College (21 September 2016 & 19 November 2017)
  • ESDC – AKU 10 EU Mediation and Dialogue Capacities. European Security and Defence College (21 September 2016)
  • ESDC – AKU 01 History and Development of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) / European Union Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) European Security and Defence College (21 September 2016 & 03 August 2018 & 31 June 2018)
  • UN Department of Safety and Security Training Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War Safety Training (20 July 2015)
  • OSCE OSCE Ethical Awareness Training (30 July 2014)