The Strategic Watch Team is in charge of weekly publications on issues at the heart of current global affairs. From a human development perspective, they aim at informing our community about what is happening around the world.
Coordinated by Júlia Codina Sariols, the team is composed of ten talented Sciences Po students:
- Júlia Codina Sariols
Júlia Codina Sariols is a first-year student of the MA in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at PSIA, with concentrations on Diplomacy and the Middle East.
Originally from Barcelona, she graduated with a BA in Political Science specializing in International Relations. She wrote her dissertation on the relationship between Armed Non-State Actors and Humanitarian NGOs. She interned for Amnesty International in Spain, as well as for UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi. Her main interests lay in war and armed conflicts, humanitarian aid and interventions, and human rights issues.
- Tina Emambakhsh
Tina is pursuing a double master’s degree in International Economic Policy and Economics at Sciences Po and Stockholm School of Economics.
Before she studied in Austria and Peru and worked professionally in the public and global health field. As an Austro-Iranian she is interested in international economic and development issues affecting inequality, health and urban development. She is highly enthusiastic about technology, data and innovation- especially when it come to tackling development issues with the help of big data and other innovative tools.
- Erica Mumford
Erica Mumford is a master’s student at Sciences Po studying International Security, specializing in the Middle East and Global Risks.
Her research focuses on peace and security, disarmament and preventing conflict. She previously worked as a Youth Ambassador for the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA), an NGO working to reduce the illicit trafficking of small arms and promote a culture of peace. Erica holds a BA in International Studies from Adelphi University.
- Farah Kammourieh
Farah believes everyone is a product of the people they meet and as a result loves to meet and talk to new people. Currently a Master in International Economic Policy student at Sciences Po, she studied International Relations and Economics in her undergrad at the University of Calgary and is particularly interested in the Middle East, West Africa and sustainable economic development. She is curious of the role technology plays in development.
Farah is experienced working cross-culturally and across different sectors. She spent time working in business development and marketing for an Albertan construction company, where she was encouraged to further explore her passions in community responsibility and environmental sustainability. She also completed a year-long placement as an Entrepreneurship Advisor in northern Ghana with Canadian project EQWIPHUBS. As a first-generation Canadian Lebanese Syrian, Farah is motivated to continue working internationally, in a research and policy capacity in the subjects of entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability.
- Anna Clara Arndt
Completing a dual Master’s degree in International Relations & Security with a focus on Russia at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.
She holds a BA (hons) in European Social and Political Studies from the University College London and a Bachelor from the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean campus of Sciences Po Paris. She has completed intensive Russian and Arabic language programs in Jordan and Russia and interned with the think tank Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Lebanon and with the Tuniso-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Tunisia. Her research interests include political violence, notably inter- and intrastate conflicts.
- Sara Magee
Sara Magee is pursuing a Master’s degree in International Security at PSIA Sciences Po, with a semester at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.
Originally from Canada, she graduated with a B.A. Honours in Political Science from Dalhousie University, where she researched the role of NGOs in influencing government policy and military doctrine. She previously worked for the Defence Advisor of the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations in New York, and for the United Nations Team at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), where she was able to develop her knowledge of peace enforcement and peace building missions in protracted conflict situations.
- Jayasurya Kalakkal
Jayasurya comes from India and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy at PSIA, Sciences Po, with concentrations in International Energy and Project Management and a keen eye for climate change impacts in the global South.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India and spent a semester in Sydney. She wrote her dissertation on the exclusionary nature of urban spaces in New Delhi, India. She has been a part of the Natural Resource Management team of UNDP in India which has given her the experience of preparing policy briefs and also assisting in the preparation of the National Report 6 (of India) for the COP 14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
- Dinda Royhan
Dinda is from Jakarta, Indonesia. Having been born and raised in the big city, she often has concerns in development issues that lead her to join HDRI. She is currently in her first year of master’s in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at PSIA Science Po.
Before coming to Paris, she worked for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Jakarta as Registration Assistant for 10 months. This experience leads her to choose migration and European studies as her master’s degree concentrations, but she is also highly interested in the role of NGOs and human rights law. In 2017, she completed a B.A in Social Welfare at University of Indonesia where she learned about social security, human development, and social work.
In her free time, she likes to read and enjoy good companies.