Amanda Klemann is an Academy Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’. She joined Clingendael in April 2017 and coordinates training programmes for foreign diplomats and other international relations professionals, with a focus on international security and diplomacy. Currently she is working on a number of open registration courses and diplomatic training courses for, among others, diplomats from the MENA region and the Small Island Developing States.
Prior to joining the Clingendael Institute, she worked in the private sector as a media and communications officer. She has also been a Research Associate for the Public International and Policy Group where she conducted extensive legal research on matters of international law, post-conflict rule of law development and human rights related issues that were necessary for the development of the strategic advise provided to clients.
Amanda holds an LLM degree in Public International Law from Leiden University and an Msc. International Crimes and Criminology from VU University Amsterdam as well as a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht. During her studies she did an internship with the Trust Fund for Victims (ICC) where she assisted in the examination of the ICC reparations scheme and in the monitoring and evaluation process of field projects conducted by the Trust Fund. As a Project Director of the 2009 United Netherlands Delegation for the United Netherlands Foundation, she organized and provided skills trainings to delegates in the course: “United Nations and Multilateral Diplomacy.”