• Martin Jelsma

    TNI Drugs and Democracy Programme Coordinator
    Martin Jelsma (1959) is a political scientist who has specialised in Latin America and international drugs policy. In 2005, he received the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, which stated that Jelsma "is increasingly recognized as one of, if not the, outstanding strategists in terms of how international institutions deal with drugs and drug policy." In 1995 he... READ MORE...
  • Pien Metaal

    TNI Coordinator of Drug Law Reform project
    Pien Metaal is a researcher with TNI. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and International Relations from University of Amsterdam. She has been a member of the Transnational Institute's Drugs and Democracy team since 2002, though her participation with the team dates further back. She lived in Latin America for seven years, spending most of that time in Bolivia. During those y... READ MORE...
  • Amira Armenta

    Assistant of the TNI Drugs & Democracy Programme, in charge of the Colombia section

    Amira Armenta (Colombia/Netherlands) has a degree in Latin American history from the Université de Jussieu (Paris).

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  • Tom Kramer

    Researcher for TNI’s Drugs & Democracy Programme

    Tom Kramer (1968) is a political scientist and with over 15-years of working experience on Burma and its border regions, which he has visited regularly since 1993. His work focuses on developing a be...

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  • Tom Blickman

    Researcher, TNI Drugs and Democracy Programme

    Tom Blickman (1957) is an independant researcher and journalist, based in Amsterdam. Before coming to TNI he was active in the squatters and solidarity movements in Amsterdam. Now he is a senior rese...

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  • Ernestien Jensema

    Team coordinator of the TNI Drugs & Democracy Programme

    Ernestien Jensema (1971) is a social anthropologist who researches and analyses the UN drug control system, Dutch drug policy. She is also involved in the Drugs and Democracy Programme’s Asia project...

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