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  • Henry Newman, Director

    Henry Newman

    Director <p>Henry joins Open Europe having worked as a special adviser in the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office. He has taught politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies and elsewhere, and studied at the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and the London School of Economics.</p>
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  • Stephen Booth, Director of Policy and Research

    Stephen Booth

    Director of Policy and Research <p>Stephen is Director of Policy and Research at Open Europe. While at Open Europe he has written on EU regulation, justice and home affairs and EU aid policy. Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in political science and was awarded the Jean Monnet Prize for his master&#8217;s degree in European studies from the University of Sussex. Stephen&#8217;s professional interests include democracy and transparency in the EU, the interaction between domestic and EU law and European cooperation in crime and policing. He is half Dutch.
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  • Pieter Cleppe, Head of Brussels Office

    Pieter Cleppe

    Head of Brussels Office <p>Pieter is the Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe (Open Europe Brussels VZW). He is a frequent contributor to the broadcast and print media across Europe, frequently discussing EU reform, the refugee crisis and the eurocrisis. A trained lawyer, Pieter previously practiced law in Belgium, and has worked as a cabinet advisor and speechwriter to the Belgian State Secretary for Administrative Reform. Pieter also previously worked as an analyst at the Belgium’s Itinera Institute, which he helped to found. He received his legal training at the Catholic University of Leuven, and also studied law and economics at the universities of Hamburg, Bologna and Vienna. Pieter is fluent in Dutch, English and French. He also speaks German and intermediate Italian.</p>
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  • Aarti Shankar, Policy Analyst

    Aarti Shankar

    Policy Analyst <p>Aarti joined Open Europe after working as a researcher in public affairs. She holds a masters in European Public Policy from UCL, with a focus on crisis policy learning within the European Union. She also holds an undergraduate degree in French and English Literature from Durham University, and was awarded the university&#8217;s 2015 combined honours research prize. She speaks fluent French.</p>
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  • Leopold Traugott, Policy Analyst

    Leopold Traugott

    Policy Analyst <p>Leopold joined Open Europe after working in think tanks in Brussels and London. He holds a masters in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, with a focus on Russian influence in Europe, as well as migration and emerging socio-political divides across the continent. He previously read European Studies from Maastricht University. Leopold is fluent in German, English and French, and speaks some Spanish and Dutch.</p>
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  • Marta Vokshi, Communications and Fundraising Officer

    Marta Vokshi

    Communications and Fundraising Officer See Articles
  • Enea Desideri, Research Analyst

    Enea Desideri

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  • Hugo Stratton, Intern

    Hugo Stratton

    Intern <p>Hugo graduated with an undergraduate degree in International Relations. He has recently completed a master&#8217;s degree in European Union Politics at the LSE.</p>
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