Amandine Bressand – Summer Symposium Support
Amandine is a human rights professional and project manager based in London, UK. Her thematic areas of expertise include: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery, Asylum Law and Refugee Rights. She was previously based in Beirut, Lebanon where she oversaw the implementation of humanitarian projects within the Anti-Trafficking Unit of KAFA, Lebanon’s leading feminist NGO. The projects she managed notably provided safe housing and multi-sectorial protection services to victims of forced labour, sexual exploitation, and early marriage.
Amandine holds an MSc in Violence, Conflict, and Development from SOAS in London, and a BA in Human Rights, Arabic, and Political Science from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Previously, she worked as a paralegal with the Law Office of Theodore N. Cox, a firm specialized on the right to asylum, and with the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Technical expertise includes: programme design; project management; grant writing; M&E; reporting; strategic development; advocacy; research; training and facilitation. Amandine is a native French speaker, fluent in English, and conversational in Arabic and Spanish.
Jan-Samuel Jucksch Willoch – Web Support
Jan-Samuel Willoch is a postgraduate student located in Coventry, specializing in Human Trafficking and Public Diplomacy. He has been a researcher for over 5 years, working on projects spanning from themes such as the Russo-Georgian conflict, the Greek narrative of the Financial Crisis and the emerging trends of Fake News in the age of information.
Furthermore, through his work for the MFA in Norway, he has served as a consultant on misinformation and migration patterns for the government. Jan-Samuel speaks fluently Portuguese, English, and Norwegian. German and Spanish at a conversational level.