Community Manager, XPRIZE
Jun 2018 – Present
Managing a global community of experts to support the foundation’s research and prize designs.
Op-Ed Writer, NRC
March 2017 – Present
Writing columns about Dutch and Spanish politics.
Founder and Chief Editor, Atlantic Sentinel
Nov 2009 – Present
Writing and editing stories about American and European politics.
Founder and Chief Editor, Never Was Magazine
Jan 2008 – Present
Writing and editing stories about (alternate) history.
Political Risk Consultant, GeoQuant
Oct 2017 – May 2018
Daily political-risk assessments for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Community Manager, School of International Futures
Apr – Sep 2017
Led an online interactive research project about political trends in Latin America, including platform customization, recruitment and user supervision.
Project Manager, Wikistrat
Jan 2014 – Feb 2017
Developed and led complex interactive scenario-building, policy formulation and red-teaming exercises as well as intelligence monitoring services and wargames for Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, USAFRICOM, and others. Managed hundreds of experts around the world, oversaw the production of 39 reports and edited Wikistrat’s blog.
Europe Correspondent, The Prague Post
Jan – Jul 2013
News Editor, De Dagelijkse Standaard
Oct 2011 – Jul 2014
Foreign Desk Intern, EW Magazine
Mar – Jun 2012
MPhil History of European Expansion and Globalization, Leiden University
2009 – 2011
Thesis subject: Britain’s Nineteenth-Century War on Terror
BA History, Leiden University
2006 – 2009
Thesis subject: The Causes of the First Anglo-Afghan War