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Anniek Barnhoorn

Research Assistant

Anniek Barnhoorn

Anniek Barnhoorn

Anniek Barnhoorn is a Research Assistant in the SIPRI Climate Change and Risk Programme. She conducts research and provides policy advice on how intergovernmental organizations are responding to climate-related security risks. She specializes in the European Union (EU) but also the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including the potential for these organizations to enhance co-operation in responding to climate-related security risks.

Anniek holds a MSc degree in International Development Studies from Wageningen University & Research and a BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges from Leiden University College The Hague, both in The Netherlands. During her studies she specialised in Sustainable Development Diplomacy and focused on policy action by intergovernmental organizations including in relation to climate security and the role of the EU. Prior to joining SIPRI, Anniek was involved in various youth initiatives like The West Wing, the youth think tank for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she was a board member and contributed to formulating, writing and presenting policy advice on several topics.

Subject expertise

Climate security; environmental politics; intergovernmental organizations; European politics

Regional expertise

Global, Europe

English, Dutch, French, Spanish

BSc Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges, Leiden University College The Hague

MSc International Development Studies, Wageningen University & Research

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