Raissa Biekman holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Political Science, and a masters degree in Public Administration. She specializes in International Relations. After her graduation in 2013, Raissa worked in higher education in Surinam as a lecturer and education coordinator. Her passion for international social issues has always been a common thread in her career. In the past, Raissa also served as a moderator for local political events, delegation visits from international organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund, and international conferences. In addition, she worked as a consultant and political analyst for local media (STVS) and international organizations. Want to reach out to Raissa Biekman? Feel free to e-mail.
Updated July 2019
More from Raissa Biekman
'My Father's War' Premiere & Talk
The 5th of May marks a significant date for our past and present Dutch society. Every year on Liberation Day, we celebrate our valuable, not self-evident, freedom. On this special day, Humanity in Action with support from Theater Na De Dam is pleased to announce the Dutch premiere of ‘My Father's War’. The event takes place at Lab111, on May 5, 18:30.
We thank the Landecker Democracy Fellowship Admissions Committee 2021
We thank the members of our Admissions Committee for the Landecker Democracy Fellowship 2021/22. From August to September, 2021 members of the Admissions Committee read over 150 applications and interviewed more than 90 finalists.
The Invaluable Power of Women: The Heritage of Joan Ferrier
On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Atria Kennisinstituut, in collaboration with Humanity in Action Netherlands, hosted the online event THE INVALUABLE POWER OF WOMEN: THE HERITAGE OF JOAN FERRIER. As part of her Action Project, Fellow Tamara Hartman (2020 John Lewis Fellowship) has been researching the archives of Joan Ferrier. During this evening, we payed tribute to Ferrier's work and life, in which intersectionality and emancipation were a common thread.
Livecast: Reflection on the Election Results
Hanane Abouellotfi, Associate Director of the John Lewis Fellowship, and Raissa Biekman, Program Manager of Humanity in Action Nederland, amongst others reflect on the election results and have a conversation about how to continue putting pressure on politics and policy.
Kick Out Black Pete in talks with Prime Minister Rutte
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Kick Out Black Pete (KOBP), represented by experts from the Afro-Dutch community, including Humanity in Action The Netherlands' Program Manager Raissa Biekman, spoke with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs and Employment.
Humanity in Action The Netherlands and COVID - 19 UPDATE
The pandemic exacerbates the pressures on the functioning of the rule of law and democracy and further emphasizes the importance of the protection of human rights globally. Humanity in Action The Netherlands has made a number of programmatic adjustments in this context.
Humanity in Action The Netherlands Commemorates 75 Years of Freedom
On 4 May we commemorate the victims of the Second World War and on 5 May we celebrate the liberation of the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from the German occupation. Which stories do we remember today to celebrate our freedom and which stories are still missing?
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees
Inspiring a Sense of Belonging: Getting to Know Raissa Biekman
Raissa Biekman finds Humanity in Action a necessary aspect of society in which we can actively participate in discussing difficult topics on a national and international level, whilst having a pragmatic approach to finding solutions for these issues today and in the future.