Jill E. Adler, JD
International Law, Grant Writing, & Fundraising
Marije L. Balt, MA
Maarten Biermans, PhD
Maarten Biermans (1974) is responsible for the Sustainable Capital Market Solutions at Rabobank. With the issuance of Green Bonds and Sustainability linked loans, he helps with advancing sustainable finance across the globe.
Before joining the bank Rabobank as the head of ESG policy, Biermans worked as a strategy consultant specializing in Responsible Investing within the alternative asset classes.
Biermans has dual master's degrees in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam, where he also obtained his PhD in Economics. While working on his dissertation, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
Biermans is a member of the Excom of the Green Bond Principles and the UNEP FI Social Issues Advisory Board, and is a board member of the Netherlands Network of the UN Global Compact. He also contributes to the international think tanks on improving and advancing the link between sustainability and capital markets. He frequently teaches at various institutions of higher learning on topics such as international political economy, microeconomics and business ethics.
Bram Boxhoorn, PhD
Transatlantic Security Issues
Iwona Guść, PhD
Cultural History and Literature
Doreen Kiggundu-Modin, PhD
Doreen Kiggundu-Modin, PhD, is a lawyer specializing in all areas of Public International Law, including International Criminal law, International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law. She also works as an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at Jönköping University, International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden, where she teaches Commercial Law and provides guest lectures in Human Rights and International Law. She has worked for the prosecutor, the judges and the defense teams at the international criminal and hybrid courts in the Hague. She has collaborated with the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on some capacity-building projects.
As a legal practitioner, Kiggundu-Modin started her career as a legal intern at the UNHCR and UNDP office in Kampala, Uganda in 1999 and in 2003, before briefly joining the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in The Hague, Netherlands. In 2005, she joined the International Criminal Court (ICC) and worked as a Legal Assistant in the Office of the Prosecutor on the first ICC trial in the case Prosecutor versus Thomas Lubanga and later on, worked for the defense team of Said Gadafi on the Admissibility Challenge issue before the ICC Appeals Chamber. She then served as a Legal Officer to Trial Chamber II judges of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) for 6 years. In that capacity, she assisted the judges in a wide range of tasks, including in the drafting of the trial and sentencing judgements in the case of the Prosecutor versus Brima etal (AFRC case) and worked on a high-profile case of Prosecutor versus Charles Ghankay Taylor (Taylor case), and also worked on enforcement of sentences, cooperation agreements and the completion strategy of the court.
Kiggundu-Modin gained private practice experience when she worked as Legal Assistant at one of UK’s leading law firms, Temple Garden Chambers. Her work focused mainly on development of the legal framework in support of criminal justice systems and anti-corruption regime, gender mainstreaming in strategic processes, capacity assessment of justice systems in post-conflict countries, advocating for victims right to redress and enforcement of human rights.
In 1999, Kiggundu-Modin worked on refugee and human rights issues at an NGO Refugee Law Project in Kampala, Uganda where she assisted 32 refugees in integrating in society without government intervention, and collaborated with UNHCR on the status determination of asylum seekers. She is a Consultant for the International Legal and Development Consultancy (ILDC) and specializes in the provision of technical assistance and policy advice on international law, human rights and development.
Kiggundu-Modin is a member of the Uganda Law Society (ULS), International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) and International Bar Association (IBA).
Piotr Perczynski, PhD
Naya Pessoa, JD
Nives Rumenjak, PhD
Head of Department of International Relations
Nives Rumenjak, PhD, has more than 20 years of transnational experience in research and teaching of modern history, politics, international relations and human rights. She is the head of the International Relations Department at Webster Leiden Campus, focusing on experiential education for multilateralism, social justice, sustainability and human rights. Currently, Rumenjak serves as associate of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and she is a fellow of Webster University’s Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies. As a part of the editorial board of the Connections for Sustainability Journal, she promotes scholarly research on sustainable development. Rumenjak regularly participates in the European Social Science History Conference, and the Convention of Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Previously, Rumenjak held a research position at the Croatian Institute of History in Zagreb, where she published two books on modern nationalization and sociohistorical prosopography of the Serbian elite in Croatia. Her most recent article, titled "Freedom of expression in multicultural societies: Political cartooning in Europe in the modern and postmodern eras," is published in "Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication" (EJPC 10.2). Rumenjak has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses, including BA and MA theses, The World System Since 1500, Human Rights: Freedom of Expression, Imperialism Past and Present, Global Civil Society, History of Genocide in Modern and Contemporary World, Racism and Slavery in the Modern World History, and International Political Economy.
Rumenjak obtained her PhD, MA and BA, all in History, from the University of Zagreb.
Daniel Russell, LLM
Naema Tahir, PhD
Law, Society, and Justice
Nevenka Tromp, PhD
Tromp received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam. She has been teaching in the Department of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam since 1992 and in the Department of International Relations at Webster Leiden Campus since 2018. From 2000 to 2012, Tromp worked as a researcher for the Leadership Research Team in the Office of Tribunal's Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and she was principle researcher on history and politics in the trial of Slobodan Milošević. She is co-founder and executive director of the Geoffrey Nice Foundation on Law, History, Politics, and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities. Tromp's interdisciplinary research explores the interplay between law, justice, history, politics and society. She teaches on the following subjects: theories and history of human rights, humanitarianism in international relations, post-conflict societies, legal response to mass atrocities, and history and politics of post-communist Europe.
Tromp's recent publications include "Smrt u Hagu: nezavršeno suđenje Slobodanu Miloševiću" (Sarajevo: Sarajevo University Press, 2019); "In Search for Truth at Mass Atrocities Trials: Will Lawyers and Judges Have the Last Word?" (The International Journal for Comparative Law, March, 2018); "Montenegro and NATO membership: an achievement and a risk?" (Internationale Spectator, Clingendael, The Hague, May, 2017); "Profile: Montenegro's game-changing leader Milo Đukanović" (Internationale Spectator, Clingendael, The Hague, May, 2017); "International Criminal Tribunals and Cooperation with States: Serbia and the Provision of Evidence for the Slobodan Milošević Trial at the ICTY," co-authored with Geoffrey Nice, in Margaret de Guzman and Diane Amann (Eds.), Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honor of William A. Schabas (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017); "Criminal Trial as a Tool to Re-Write History" in Karčić, H. et al. (Eds.), Remembering Bosnian Genocide: Justice, Memory and Denial (Sarajevo: Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks, 2016); Prosecuting Slobodan Milošević: The Unfinished Trial (Routledge: London, 2016).
Gerard van der Ree, PhD
International Relations Theory
Gerard van der Ree studied Latin American Studies and International Relations at Utrecht University. He graduated on the subject of the Chilean democracy and democratization after the dictatorship of Pinochet. In 2007, he obtained his PhD from Leiden University on modernization through elite projects in Chile. Currently, he is working as a teacher in International Relations theory at Utrecht University College. His specialties are IR theory, methodology, and philosophy of science.