During the opening ceremony of GrunnMUN 2017, the speakers will elaborate on the overarching theme of “Dare to Doubt: Revisiting Established Norms”. We are honoured to introduce to you the following speakers for GrunnMUN 2017:
Mr. Peter Knoope will be our first speaker. Mr. Knoope has a long history in counter-terrorism, and was the director of the International Centre for Counter Terrorism in The Hague from its inception in 2010 until 2014. He was head of the Humanitarian Aid section in the Dutch ministry for Foreign Affairs, and has headed missions to Afghanistan. Mr. Knoope also was deputy director for the Policy and Strategy Department of the Dutch National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism. Moreover, Mr. Knoope has broad knowledge about, international politics, and especially terrorism, which plays an extremely large role in our lives at the moment.
Ms. Teressa Juzwiak is currently Research Coordinator at The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP). Within this role, she has coordinated a diverse research portfolio, with particular focus on the development of the Business-City Partnership Programme, conducting in-depth labour market analysis focusing on skills mismatch and integration of migrants and refugees. Engagement with the private sector, a THP priority, was explored in “The Return on Investment on Migration: What is in it for business?”. Ms. Juzwiak previously worked as Research Assistant at the Migration and Development research cluster at Maastricht University & UNU-MERIT, where she was involved in a number of projects, most notably the Evaluation of ILO’s program on international labour migration, and the THP Project “Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The Role of Cities and Businesses”. She holds a BA in Political and Administration Sciences (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), and an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (Maastricht University & UNU-MERIT, Maastricht).