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Russia and Eurasia

Read the stories of our alumni specialised in the area of Russia and Eurasia here.

Sebastiaan de Goeijen

Alumni (board) dreams #7

Sebastiaan de Goeijen continued working at Apple as Specialist after BAIS and being an active BASIS The Hague committee member.

He just completed an MA in International Relations, specializing in ‘global conflict’ with a thesis on Russian political influence in the Western Balkans. Having worked at Apple for over three years, he will next be a Team Leader at Netflix (well done)!

He is also one of 5 Board Members (Board Member External Communication) of the newly set-up BAIS Alumni Association!

Egbert van Gent

Alumni dreams #93

Egbert van Gent continued studying in an international environment through a joint masters program at the University of Glasgow and Charles University Prague in International Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. He specialized in current issues with subjects as Cyber Security, Energy Security and Human Rights & Security.

After he became a student assistant at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg), University of Applied Sciences. Then Egbert was acccepted for an internship at the United Nations at the Office of Information and Communications Technology!  

He managed a global social media campaign for the Unite Ideas platform and worked on the start up of the United Nations Technology and Innovation Labs (wow). Both UN Programs focussed on utilising technology for global wellbeing and technological progress! 

Currently, he is aiming for new challenges where he can contribute, preferably in the security or policy sector. 

Good luck with the next stage of your ambitions Egbert!

Zsófia Miklós

Alumni dreams #182

During exchange and while leading a winning PRINS project for Shell on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus Zsófia Miklós realized she wanted to learn more about (strategically addressing) sustainability issues.

She did a MSc in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In the 2nd year she returned to home town Budapest for an internship at the Business Council for Sustainable Development and traineeship at Dandelion Environmental Consulting and Services; learning a wide variety of technological solutions and strategies by Hungarian companies to tackle environmental and social impacts.

Zsófia got interested in sustainable urban planning and wrote a thesis on the governance of innovative building practices.

She moved to Ålesund, Norway for some fresh mountain air and in the past 1,5 years became fluent in Norwegian, did a project for Seastainable on marine plastic waste recycling, taught children and improved her alpine skiing and arctic surfing!

She is now looking for job opportunities in Norway to continue contributing this value.

Here she is, ready to start the next chapter of her journey! Go Zsófia!

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