The Team

Anton Quist

Project lead Human Security Survey (South Sudan)

Anton QuistAnton is a human security and civil-military specialist, with a background in social science and development studies. Anton obtained a Master’s degree on Cultural Anthropology and Non-Western Sociology at Leiden University, a Bachelor’s degree on Arabic Language and Culture at Leiden University, as well as an Advanced Master International Development at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Previously, Anton has worked with United Civilians for Peace (UCP), ICCO and Kerk in Actie, before joining PAX in 2013.

Email: quist -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Anton Quist

Carrie Huisman

Project lead Human Security Survey (Iraq)

Carrie HuismanCarrie is a conflict resolution, governance, and human security specialist with a technical background in research and program evaluation. She worked previously with Freedom House and Search for Common Ground, and served as a consultant for a wide variety of international institutions (among others for the International Criminal Court, Save the Children, USAID, and the World Bank). She has significant field experience in East Africa, West Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Huisman obtained a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She joined PAX in 2016; since then she has led the Human Security Survey in Iraq. Carrie also is the team’s focal point in ensuring that gender is mainstreamed across all of the team’s initiatives.

Email: huisman -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Carrie Stefansky Huisman

Erin Bijl

Consultant Protection of Civilians

Erin first joined the team as an intern in February 2019 as part of her Conflict Studies and Human Rights MA programme, which she completed Cum Laude with a thesis on the securitisation of Muslims in Myanmar. During her internship, Erin conducted, among other things, a literature review of PoC-training modules, research on a new methodological layer for the HSS, and assisted with the set-up of the PAX-facilitated Early Warning / Early Action in Burkina Faso Pilot project. Erin rejoined the Protection of Civilians team as a consultant, supporting the team in the coordination of its new programming.

Email: bijl -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Erin Bijl

Hans Rouw

Overall Program Lead Protection of Civilians team

Hans RouwHans Rouw is a security and disarmament specialist with a decade of progressive experience in research, project management and advocacy on human security approaches in conflict. He has worked in diverse contexts such as South Sudan, DR Congo, Colombia, Libya, Tunisia, Iraq, Rwanda, Nepal and the US on a variety of projects and training in conflict. His current focus within the PoC team includes community engagement in Peacekeeping missions, linking local insights to international preparation and training for Peacekeeping and Civil-Military interaction. He joined PAX in 2009. Hans is the overall Program Lead for PoC in PAX and closely works with the MFA and the MoD on PoC related themes.

Email: rouw -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Hans Rouw

Mbiko Tanggahma

Group Assistant Protection of Civilians

Mbiko joined PAX in October 2016. She was born in The Hague, has a Papuan background and spent half of her childhood in Dakar, Senegal. Mbiko offers logistical and practical support to the whole team. Next to her work at PAX, she takes pride in her voluntary work as liaison for ELSHAM Papua in Europe, helping them with communication, fundraising, events and lobby work at the UN in Geneva and at the EU in Brussels.

Email: tanggahma -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Mbiko Tanggahma

Saba Azeem

Project lead Human Security Survey Iraq (maternity leave cover)

Saba comes with over eight years of experience working in the development and humanitarian sectors in conflict and post-conflict environments. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, with experience working in fundraising, grant management, programme management, qualitative research and civilian harm tracking. Originally hailing from Pakistan, Saba has also lived and worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan and Syria for organisations such as the Danish Committee for Aid for Afghan Refugees (DACAAR), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Oxfam.

Email: azeem -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Saba Azeem

Selma van Oostwaard

Senior Project Officer Protection of Civilians

Selma van Oostwaard Selma joined PAX in 2011, where she worked with the Humanitarian Disarmament team. She was pivotal in the work that was done on the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. From 2011-2018, Selma represented PAX during international disarmament platforms and was part of the PAX delegation joining the negotiations on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. She joined the Protection of Civilians team thereafter as program officer, with a focus on international developments in PoC policy making and implementation.

Email: vanoostwaard -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Selma van Oostwaard 

Moritz Schubertz

Senior Data Analyst Human Security Survey

Moritz is a security and development expert with extensive experience managing projects and conducting research in fragile and conflict-affected settings. He has been working as Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager for Mercy Corps in the Eastern DR Congo, where he has been coordinating research projects with Harvard University, Cornell University and the London School of Economics. Prior to this, he has worked at the European Commission, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Moritz completed a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies and has published widely on peacekeeping, non-state armed groups, and security governance. He consults the US Institute of Peace on approaches towards community-based armed groups in Sub-Saharan Africa and his research has been used to train US special forces in conflict resolution.

                                          Email: schuberth -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Moritz Schuberth

Wilbert van der Zeijden

Project lead Defence and Security Policies

Wilbert van der ZeijdenWilbert is Defense and Security Policies project coordinator at PAX. He’s an international relations specialist and a graduate of the Vrije University in Amsterdam. Previously he coordinated the ‘Militarism and Globalisation’ program at the Transnational Institute (2001-2009) and he was senior researcher in the Humanitarian Disarmament team of PAX (2010-2015). His current focus within the PoC team includes the international developments in PoC policy making and implementation; civilian harm; and European security.

Email: vanderzeijden -at- paxforpeace -dot- nl | LinkedIn: Wilbert van der Zeijden


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