Sanne Reitsma

Academy Fellow


  • Diplomatic practice
  • Negotiation & mediation in conflict resolution

Sanne Reitsma joined the Clingendael Institute in February 2021. She coordinates and develops training programmes for different audiences, such as diplomats, (insider) mediators, and humanitarian workers, with a focus on conflict and peacebuilding. 

Prior to joining Clingendael, Sanne worked for the Netherlands Red Cross as a regional coordinator and instructor in International Humanitarian Law. She also worked as a resource development intern at an Arab-Jewish cultural centre in Israel, which facilitates dialogue through art classes.

Sanne holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations & International Organization from the University of Groningen. She obtained her master’s degree in Peace & Conflict Management (cum laude) from the University of Haifa, Israel, next to an additional certificate in mediation and peacebuilding.