Dianne Slot started working at The Hague Institute for Global Justice on water diplomacy related issues. Her work is part of the YEP-Water Programme. As part of her research project, Dianne will live and work in Jerusalem from December 2015 until September 2016.
At university, Dianne studied Middle Eastern studies and human geography with a focus on borders, identities and migration, as well as on authoritarian governance and contestation. She gained experience in qualitative research and fact finding during field missions in Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, the Palestinian territories and Sint Maarten (Caribbean).
Prior working experiences include assisting the Academy of the Clingendael Institute of International Relations by organizing and providing trainings for international diplomats and civil servants, and supporting the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) in drafting the first advisory report about democratization processes in the Middle East.
As an active alumna of the United Netherlands Foundation, Dianne is a member of the advisory board and regularly trains talented students and young professionals in public speaking, diplomacy and leadership based on constructive dialogue.
Passionate about approaches that actively bolster human empowerment and strengthen human security, Dianne developed an interest in water – as it is vital to the human condition and the resolution of major geopolitical challenges.
Regional Expertise/FocusMiddle East & North Africa
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Building on the framework of three important elements -- access, security and sustainability -- this Transboundary Master Plan for the Lower Jordan River Basin…projects
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon hosted a high-level session on Water and Disaster Risk Reduction at the UN headquarters on 18 November 2015,…Commentary