Bram Dijkstra supports the work of the Open Society European Policy Institute on EU foreign policy in Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia, and the Western Balkans. He joined the Open Society Foundations in August 2014.
Prior to joining Open Society, Dijkstra worked for the Gender and Social Development Unit of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, and Greenpeace’s Climate and Energy team. He also conducted field research for the NGO Sauti Moja on sexual and reproductive health rights among Tanzania’s Maasai.
Dijkstra holds an MSc in social anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received a BA in liberal arts from Utrecht University College. Dijkstra speaks Afrikaans, Dutch, English, and German, and has knowledge of French and Kiswahili.