Wietse Stam is a PhD student at the Institute for History.
Fields of interest
Wietse Stam is currently working on a PhD thesis about the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC); a UN peacekeeping operation in the early 1990s. In his research he focusses on how the complexities in this peacekeeping operation, such as the use of force, were experienced at the various levels of organisation; from the UN headquarters in New York to the peacekeepers on the ground. His research has an international approach which includes mainly the Dutch, French and Australian contribution to the operation. Wietse Stam also works at the Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH) in The Hague, which is part of the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
Wietse Stam MA (The Hague, 1991) studied History and French at Leiden University. He completed his BA History after a semester at the University of Strasbourg. For his Leiden Research Master’s degree he spent a year at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) where he studied French political history and wrote his MA thesis about the legitimacy of the French Senate. During his time in Paris he also worked as an intern at the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- MA History (research) ‘Political Culture and National Identities’, Cum Laude, Leiden University, 2016.
- BA History, Cum Laude, Leiden University, 2013.
- Europaeum Certificate
- Boursier d’excellence Descartes (French government scholarship)
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