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Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2009 – present
Constituency Netherlands
Personal details
Born (1978-10-28) 28 October 1978 (age 35)
Leiden, Netherlands
Political party Democrats 66
Residence Amsterdam
Website Official web site

Marietje Schaake (New American Foundation, and joined the Committee of Recommendation of Dutch whistleblower foundation Publeaks.


Schaake grew up in Leiden. After High School at the Haags Montessori Lyceum in The Hague she left for the United States to study Liberal Arts at Wittenberg University in Ohio. She went on to study Sociology, American Studies and New Media at the University of Amsterdam. After an internship with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Schaake was granted the Lantos Fellowship of the United States House of Representatives, where she focused on international relations and human rights issues.

Professional life

Schaake served as an independent advisor to the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands and to the president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in Washington, DC. Other assignments have included consulting the State Department of the Netherlands, as well as cultural institutes and companies. Schaake specialized in topics like transatlantic relations, diversity, integration, civil rights and Muslims in the West. In the winter of 2007 she received the Barney Karbank Memorial Award 2007 for outstanding leadership on the issue of human rights. In 2011, The Wall Street Journal called Schaake "Europe's most wired politician" .[1]

Political career

New in politics Schaake was elected in the European Parliamentary elections of June 2009.

External links

  • Huffington Post - Stop Digital Arms Trade From Western Countries
  • - Wall Street Journal - Europe's Most Wired Politician
  • - Turkish Policy Quarterly - Zero Problems? Time for a New Policy Narrative
  • Personal Website
  • D66
  • ALDE
  • ECFR
  • Free Press Unlimited


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