Board of Directors
Ramadan Abu Jazar
DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF THE RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
Board of Advisors
H.E Ambassador Marc Otte
Ambassador Marc Otte, born April 26, 1947, is a Belgian diplomat. He has served in Washington DC and Kinshasa (RDC) and was Consul General in Los Angeles as well as ambassador to Israel. He was also director for strategic affairs and disarmament and director for policy planning at the Belgian MFA. From 1999 to 2003, he was advisor for security and defense policy to the High Representative for EU foreign and security policy and from 2003 to 2011, EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process. He was director general of the Royal Institute for International Relations/Egmont for the last four years. He is currently Belgian Special Envoy for Syria and vice-President of the European Institute for Peace. He has written several articles and contributed to books on European defense and security as well as on the Middle East.
Dr. Kader A. Abderrahim
BIC-RHR ADVISOR AND SENIOR LECTURER AT SCIENCES-PO UNIVERSITY PARIS
RESEARCH AND POLICY OFFICER: CONFLICT AND SECURITY
PROJECT MANAGER — PHOEBUS
Kate Jackson is a passionate advocate for mental health, multiculturalism and community well-being. She has recently completed a Masters degree in International Relations with a specialization in Migration from the University of Kent. Kate has a keen understanding of human interactions, and community growth and development. Before coming to Brussels, she worked as an English teacher in Europe and Asia and has been involved in a number of human rights and community development initiatives. She has worked in mental health clinics, cultural exchange centres and human rights organizations. Kate speakers English, German and French.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER
Yousif Al Kharoubi
NORTH AFRICA ANALYST
Rafke is a native Dutch and speaks English, French, German and Arabic.
PROJECT FACILITATOR- PHOEBUS
Brianna Hertford is currently undertaking a MA in International Migration with a specialization in Human Rights Law at the University of Kent. She has a background in psychology and has worked in NGOs as an advocate for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Brianna is passionate about empowering individuals and communities through social justice initiatives and a holistic, inter-sectional approach.