Prof. Mirjam van Reisen is programme leader of the human security theme at The Broker. She directs the Human Security innovation programmes, including Sahel Watch, and The Broker dossiers on this theme.
Mirjam studied the Psychology of Culture and Religion and Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. She worked as a researcher at Radboud University and conducted research for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission, UN agencies and various NGOs. She received her PhD from Maastricht University in 2009.
In October 2010, Mirjam was appointed as the Endowed Chair in honour of Marga Klompé on International Social Responsibility at the School of Humanities, Tilburg University. Since 2014 she has been teaching at Amsterdam University College (AUC). Mirjam is the founding director of Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA), a research centre of expertise on European Union external policy based in Brussels. She is a member of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), and Chair of the AIV’s Development Cooperation Committee (COS) since 2012. In 2011 she became a member of the Supervisory Board of SNV and of the Transnational Institute. Mirjam is a member of the International Commission of Eritrean Refugees and of the Coordinating Committee of Social Watch. In 2012, she received the Golden Image Award from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She has published books on EU development policy and human trafficking and various chapters and journal articles.
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