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Hester van Ommeren

Programme Officer

Hester joined the organisation in August 2018 as Junior Programme Officer, and has been working as Programme Officer since January 2021. She has experience with various non-governmental and governmental international organizations. Most recently, she worked at the European External Action Service in the Western Balkans Division. She has also conducted field research in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During her internship at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the OSCE, she focused mainly on the human dimension of security.

Hester holds a MA in International Relations in Historical Perspective from the University of Utrecht. She followed courses in political science at the University of Oklahoma and received additional training and seminars related to European politics and international issues via the Talent Programme of the Foundation Max van der Stoel.