GLD Alumni

Michael Stam

Michael is an intern at GLD during the summer of 2018. He is currently doing his M.A. in Human Rights Policy and Practice at Gothenburg University, Universidad Deusto, and Roehampton University. During his B.A. in Governance at Utrecht University he was the president of the university's Dutch United Nations Students Association, as well as sitting on the board of the Dutch United Nations Association. He is specifically interested in policy change, the human rights-based approach, and policy implementation. 

Bruna Castro

Bruna is an intern at the GLD during the summer of 2018. She is currently doing her M.A. in Human Rights Policy and Practice at Gothenburg University, Universidad Deusto, and Roehampton University. Bruna, a lawyer, is interested in anti-corruption, good governance, and implementation of economic and social rights. During her bachelor, she was an intern at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., where she obtained experience in anti-corruption and transparency.

Sara Kenney

Sara is currently studying towards her master’s degree in International Administration and Global Governance at the University of Gothenburg, with a focus on the performance of democracies. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and has a passion for foreign languages. A former intern, Sara now provides a mix of administrative and organizational support to the GLD team as the Research Coordinator.

Adam Childs

Adam is an intern at GLD during autumn 2018. He is currently studying a master’s programme in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Before this he studied his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at UEA in England and also took the opportunity to study practical philosophy for a semester at Uppsala University in Sweden. During this time he was very interested in the moral and political aspects of philosophy. Adam’s current interests in political science focus on inequality, the effects of urbanization, political ideologies, and political parties.

Hazal Ozvaris

Hazal is an intern at GLD during the autumn of 2018. She is doing her M.A. in Political Science at Gothenburg University. Before the programme, she had been working as a political journalist and conducting weekly interviews, 30 of which on the subject of the Turkish media under authoritarianism were complied and published as a book. She was one of the founders of the Platform for Independent Journalism (P24). She is interested in the funds that are delivered for improving gender equality in the Middle East region, social movements and electoral authoritarianism.