Who is who
The coordinator of the Columbia Summer Program 2020 is Mrs. Mahshid Alizadeh (LLM) alongside student assistents Lauren Boot and Rik den Hoedt.
Lauren studied Tax Law at Leiden Law School and graduated in 2019. She studied a semester at Trinity College Dublin and interned at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C. She is now pursuing an Msc in Strategy & Organization at the Free University of Amsterdam. Lauren is also a member of the West Wing, a think tank for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Rik den Hoedt
Rik studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Leiden. He worked for the UN permanent representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vienna. He is now finishing his masters in Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University. Rik is also a member of the West Wing, a think tank for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mahshid is a Leiden Law School alumni and now she is working at the law school as a coordinator of several programmes, namely Columbia Summer Program 2020 and the Advanced Master Programme European and International Human Rights.
Board of Directors
Prof. M.V. Polak (Leiden)
Prof. J. van der Leun (Leiden)
dr. F. Baetens (Leiden)
Prof. P.A. Nollkaemper (Amsterdam)
mr. Geert Potjewijd - Managing Partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam)
Prof. M. Barenberg (Columbia)
Prof E. Morrison (Columbia)