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Global citizenship research launched in cooperation with NCDO

At the initiative of the National Commission for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO), Leiden University has commenced research into global citizenship.

Chrisje Sandelowsky-Bosman

Chrisje Sandelowsky-Bosman commenced this PhD research project on global citizenship in September 2020.  Her research is funded by NCDO and Leiden University.  Her supervisors at Leiden University are Professor Ton Liefaard, vice-dean of Leiden Law School and UNICEF Chair in Children’s Rights, and Professor Judi Mesman, dean of Leiden University College and professor of the interdisciplinary study of societal challenges at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.

NCDO was established in 1970 and conducted research on behalf of Dutch citizens, companies and governments on the role of the Netherlands in sustainable development. The Commission ended its activities in 2017 and in finalising its work it provides funding to various projects of which the PhD research into global citizenship at Leiden University is one. Chrisje will examine the development of global citizenship in science since 1970 and the arising responsibilities incumbent on the Netherlands, and also how global citizenship is experienced in various settings in practice in the Netherlands. The research aims to improve insights into the field in which global citizenship should operate, especially in light of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.

Chrisje Sandelowsky-Bosman graduated in 2017 from the Advanced LLM European and International Human Rights Law at Leiden University. Since then she has worked at Leiden Law School as a junior researcher. Before starting her Advanced LLM, she had worked for two years in New York as a pro bono legal volunteer at Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organisation serving the needs of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Before moving to New York, she had been admitted to the Dutch bar as an attorney and had worked for five years in private law firms in the Netherlands, specialising in labour law and corporate law.

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