Meet the people

Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities

Academic Director

Evelien van Roemburg

Evelien van Roemburg 

Evelien van Roemburg holds a Bachelors degree in law (LLB) from the University of Amsterdam (2006) and a Masters degree in law (LLM) from both The University of Amsterdam (2008) and Columbia Law School, New York City (2009). She also holds a Masters degree in political science (M.Sc.) of the University of Amsterdam (2010). Evelien is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law. Her thesis, under supervision of Professor Zieck, concerns the supervisory task of UNHCR, the refugee agency of the United Nations. She has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she specialised in conflict studies, refugee studies and the United Nations. She is currently serving as the policy lead on migration & displament at Oxfam Novib, where she works on influencing & programme development in the field of forced displacement.


Programme Assistant

Lilla Dittrich holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a double major in Political Studies and German from the University of Auckland, New Zealand (2014). She is currently a Public International Law Research Masters (LLM) Candidate at the University of Amsterdam, the student assistant to Prof Dr MYA Zieck since 2015, and was the Assistant Academic Director for the Summer School Programme last year (2016). Her Masters thesis discusses the duty to cooperate under international law in the context of sea-level rise induced migration. 


Guest Lecturers

Prof. dr. Marjoleine Zieck

is Professor International Refugee Law at the University of Amsterdam, where she is also the vice-dean of the Faculty of Law and Dean of Admission of the university. In addition, she is Professor of Public International Law at the Pakistan College of Law, Lahore, Pakistan, and visiting Professor at Brooklyn Law School in New York City. Prof. Zieck will give four guest lectures on the international refugee law regime.

Dr. Jeroen Doomernik

is a researcher with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and lecturer at the Department of Political Science on the policy implications of global migration.

Dr. Bram Jansen

is Assistant Professor with the department of Sociology and Anthropology of Development at Wageningen University. He is also a lecturer on humanitarian, conflict and refugee issues.

Dr. Tineke Strik

is a researcher at the Center for Migration Law at the Radboud University. She is also a member of the Senate for GroenLinks and suppleant of Parliamentarian Assemblee of the Council of Europe. 

Prof. dr. Arjen Leerkes

is Associate Professor at the Sociology Department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and researcher at the Documentation and Research Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice. He is also a lecturer in migration, diversity and governance. 

Drs. Wies Maas

is a consultant who has worked across the world at global and nationals levels on the topics of migration, refugees and development. She currently does research on the topic of displacement and human development, with case studies in Uganda, Ecuador, Lebanon and Jordan. 

Myrthe Wijnkoop

is the senior strategic advisor at VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (the Dutch Council for Refugees), where she advises the Board of Directors on long-term development and impact of refugee policies in the Netherlands. 

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office

2 May 2017