May is here and with it International Perspective is happy to welcome two new crew members. Dennis and Raphaëlle will volunteer as the new Media Director and IP Ambassador respectively. Who are they and what will they be doing?
Dennis Van de Weerd, Media Director
Dennis is a Belgian student of History at the University of Antwerp. After his history studies, he intends to focus more on diplomacy and international relations. For now, however he is specialising in political history from the Early Modern Age until today. His first international experience was gained through an Erasmus exchange in Venice and volunteering with ESN Antwerp.
As our Media Director, Dennis will ensure our presence on social media, provide our followers with a monthly newsletter (now is the time to subscribe!) and explore new ways of reaching out to students and graduates.
Raphaëlle Mattart, IP Ambassador in Liège
Raphaëlle Mattart is a student of Political Science at the University of Liège. She is interested in the geopolitics of risks and the strategy of defence on the international stage. Furthermore, Raphaëlle focuses on Europe and the European Union, and is intrigued by the European Union’s diplomatic relations with China. Raphaëlle speaks French, Dutch and English, and is currently studying Spanish and Chinese because she loves to communicate with other people and to discover other cultures.
Her interest in meeting new people will come in handy in her position as IP Ambassador. Stationed at the University of Liège, she will be our first representative in the French-speaking part of Belgium. We believe in the building of bridges – building one between Dutch and French speaking Belgians with a passion for international affairs is crucial.