Our team

THE BOARD

Marie CHAPOT

Founding co-chair

Presentation

I have a degree in International Relations (ESPOL, Lille) and a Masters in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua (Italy). My research interests focus in particular on international justice and women’s rights. My master’s thesis looked at the option of restorative justice for victims/survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. I had written my undergraduate research paper on Feminist activists and penal abolitionism. Study of a radical position.

Vincent LEFEBVRE

Founding co-chair

Presentation

I have a degree in International Relations (ESPOL, Lille) and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua (Italy). After an internship with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, I carried out a traineeship at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, where I notably worked on environmental and migration rights issues. I now work for the European Implementation Network, an NGO based in Strasbourg that collaborates with various European institutional and civil society players to implement the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. My research interests revolve around refugee rights, environmental rights, criminal justice, in particular the prosecution of perpetrators of genocide (cultural and environmental), as well as the interaction of different levels of jurisdiction in the protection of these rights and related accountability mechanisms.

Émilie Delahais

general secretary

Presentation

I’m studying International Relations at ESPOL (Lille), I’ve always had a passion for writing and a desire to be useful, ‘in my own way’. Joining GROW quickly became an obvious way for me to combine these two interests. At ESPOL, I was in charge of the editorial department of Caribou, an environmental awareness association, and I did my degree course at Lambersart town hall, where I wrote a report in preparation for the town’s next call for tenders. On the strength of these editorial experiences, I hope to make my contribution to the think tank. It’s in an environment like this that I’d like to flourish, both as an association and professionally.

Lucie FAYOUX

general secretary

Presentation

As a student at Sciences Po Lille and the University of Kent, I’m doing a double-diploma in political science and international relations. At the same time, I’m doing a degree in Art History, which I’m trying to link to my interest in defending human rights in conflict situations by working on the theme of cultural genocide. I’m also interested in transitional justice in post-conflict societies, the use of rape as a weapon of war and violations of the law of armed conflict.

Naomi Ouattara

treasurer

Presentation

I have a degree in international relations from ESPOL (Lille, France), and I’m currently working as an assistant accountant in an accountancy firm as part of a BTS (2-year higher diploma) in Accounting and Management in Le Mans, the town where I grew up. Formerly involved with Amnesty International, I continue to work for human rights within GROW as treasurer and in the advocacy department. I’m particularly interested in corporate social responsibility and restrictions on individual freedoms, mainly in Europe and Africa.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

The communication department is in charge of everything related to the image of the think tank. The mission is above all to create and share content on social networks. The department also takes care of all the visuals, posters, brochure, newsletters and merchandising.

Marie CHAPOT

Co-Head of communication

Presentation

I have a degree in International Relations (ESPOL, Lille) and a Masters in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua (Italy). My research interests focus in particular on international justice and women’s rights. My master’s thesis looked at the option of restorative justice for victims/survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. I had written my undergraduate research paper on Feminist activists and penal abolitionism. Study of a radical position.

Marine POTIER

co-Head of communication & illustrator

Presentation

I have a degree in foreign and regional languages, literature and civilisations (LLCER) in English, and I’m currently studying for my second year of a Masters in Automatic Language Processing at the UFR SLHS in Besançon (Bourgogne Franche-Comté), with a view to becoming a computer engineer and linguist. Although my studies are not directly related to human rights, I have always been interested in the rights of women, LGBTQIA+ people and children.

Vannina Bozzi-Robadey

in charge of communication

Presentation

As a student of Political Science and International Relations at ESPOL, I am very interested in geopolitics and global governance. Motivated by the fact that I am acquiring interesting and enriching experiences, both personally and professionally, I am a member, within the school, of the UNICEF branch and the ESPOMUN association, which represents ESPOL’s Model United Nations delegation. The GROW think tank, which is sensitive to socio-environmental justice, seemed to me to be the ideal organisation to reconcile my interest in writing and communication with my interest in human and environmental rights.

Hermine De Moissac

in charge of communication

Presentation

I am currently in my first year of a Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. I’m particularly interested in women’s rights and children’s rights, and I’m currently looking for internships in these areas for my gap year. I have a bachelor’s degree, which I also completed at Sciences Po, with a geographical focus on Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. As part of this, I was lucky enough to study for a year in Salamanca, Spain.

Iman Seepersad

in charge of communication

Presentation

Originally from Mauritius, I have a degree in International Relations from ESPOL (European School of Political and Social Sciences). During this degree, I also had the opportunity to study at HGU in South Korea. I’m currently doing a Masters in Peace, Conflict and Security, delivered by UNITAR and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, before going on to do a second MSc in Human Rights and Politics at the London School of Economics next year. My background has shaped my interest in human rights, and more specifically in the intersection between the defence of children’s rights in war-torn countries and international conflict resolution. For example, my bachelor’s thesis focused on the strategic use of child soldiers in the MENA region, a subject that I intend to explore further in my current master’s degree. I am also very interested in the rights of refugees, women’s rights, access to education for children in precarious situations and in conflict zones, the ecological transition in developing countries such as Mauritius, and the treatment of minority communities and intercultural conflicts.

Adrien Ananie

cartographer & infographer

Presentation

Je suis actuellement en première année de Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action à l’École des affaires internationales de Sciences Po Paris. Particulièrement intéressée par les questions des droits des femmes et des droits des enfants, je suis actuellement à la recherche de stages dans ces domaines pour mon année de césure. Je suis diplômée d’un bachelor, que j’ai aussi réalisé à Sciences Po, avec une focalisation géographique sur l’Amérique latine et la Péninsule ibérique. Dans ce cadre, j’ai eu la chance de partir étudier une année à Salamanque, en Espagne.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

The public relations branch takes care of GROW’s address book, contact personalities for conferences, roundtables or symposiums, and any other external actors, such as the media and other organisations that fight for the defence of human rights in the world.

Apolline Barillé

public relations officer

Presentation

After three exciting years at Sciences Po Bordeaux (including a year as an exchange student at the University of Sussex), in September 2023 I joined the double master’s programme in Public Affairs and International Relations (MPIA) at Glendon College, York University (Toronto, ON) and Sciences Po Strasbourg (France). Over the years, I have developed a keen interest in the field of public health, and more specifically in health governance. In the future, I would like to implement international public policies that promote equal access to healthcare for every individual. More specifically, I would like to focus on protecting and improving the medical rights of people living with HIV.

Emeline Dandeu

In charge of Public Relations

Presentation

I’m currently doing a Master’s 2 in International and European Fundamental Rights Law, and since the start of my degree I’ve always wanted to get involved in defending fundamental rights. I’m particularly interested in defending refugees and migrants, and this last year I specialised in issues relating to the treatment of migrants in Libya. Modern slavery is also one of my favourite subjects. So my involvement with GROW has given me an enriching insight into these issues. My future goals are to become a professional in the field of advocacy and humanitarian project management.

Marion Decoularé-Delafontaine

In charge of Public Relations

Presentation

I’m a final-year undergraduate student in European Political Science at ESPOL (Lille). I’m passionate about environmental issues, food safety and lobbying, and I’m currently writing a research paper on the impact of lobbying on European environmental policies.

Honorine Deruelle

In charge of Public Relations

Presentation

I am currently a student in the 2nd year of a bachelor’s degree in Language, Literature and Chinese Civilization at the University of Lille. I am very interested in China, and more broadly in Asia which I think is a well of cultural resources. I have a particular interest in human rights, because I think we should all be free to do what we want and be proud of who we are! I would like, following my bachelor’s degree, to integrate a master’s degree in the field of international relations, particularly in Euro-Asian relations.

LEGAL COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

The role of the Legal Compliance Department is to ensure compliance with international human rights standards. The department’s activities focus in particular on supervising cases against France at the level of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, as well as interacting with UN human rights mechanisms. Working in conjunction with other departments within the association, notably the advocacy and human rights departments, its activities also aim to promote and enrich the research work carried out within the think tank.

Vincent Lefebvre

head of the legal compliance department

Presentation

I have a degree in International Relations (ESPOL, Lille) and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua (Italy). After an internship with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, I carried out a traineeship at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, where I notably worked on environmental and migration rights issues. I now work for the European Implementation Network, an NGO based in Strasbourg that collaborates with various European institutional and civil society players to implement the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. My research interests revolve around refugee rights, environmental rights, criminal justice, in particular the prosecution of perpetrators of genocide (cultural and environmental), as well as the interaction of different levels of jurisdiction in the protection of these rights and related accountability mechanisms.

Niccolò Fantin

Legal compliance officer

Presentation

With a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Trieste and a Masters in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padua, my academic career has been marked by a keen interest in the intersection between traditional human rights investigation methodologies and the challenges posed by the digital age. Beyond the academic world, I actively developed my commitment to human rights and international relations as a freelance journalist for Koliba. Through thought-provoking articles, I explored topics such as minority rights, fundamental freedoms and international justice. In addition, in my current role as project and communications officer at the Dutch NGO UpRights, which is dedicated to pursuing justice and accountability for human rights violations, I am deeply involved in strengthening the processes of investigating human rights violations and international crimes.

Sarah Marie

Legal compliance officer

Presentation

Je suis diplômée d’une double licence en droit et en sciences politiques à l’Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. J’ai poursuivi avec un double master 1 en France et au Liban à l’Université Saint Joseph en droit international public. J’ai également passé un diplôme universitaire en common law cette année-là. Ensuite j’ai obtenu mon master recherche et professionnel en droit de l’Homme et en droit humanitaire à l’Université Paris-Saclay. Mon mémoire de recherche portait sur l’impact des actes de terrorisme sur le droit des réfugiés, en France et aux États-Unis. Parallèlement, j’ai été admise au barreau de Paris à la fin de ma première année de master et j’ai suivi l’école des avocats de Paris durant mon master 2. Après environ un an et demi d’école, j’ai obtenu le certificat d’aptitude à la profession d’avocat en octobre 2023. Durant ces belles années, j’ai effectué de multiples stages, principalement en droit d’asile, droit pénal et justice pénale internationale.

HUMAN RIGHTS DEPARTMENT

The department of human rights produces and updates documents describing legislation on specific human rights issues around the world. These documents are intended to be accessible to everyone and are also used for our research work. Each member of the department of legal affairs operates a legal watch on a weekly basis to ensure that the information we provide is as up-to-date as possible.

Solène Paris

Co-head of the human rights department and environmental right officer

Presentation

I am a student of an International Relations bachelor’s degree at ESPOL. I have always had a passion for journalism and International Relations. I’ve been lucky enough to do a number of internships, including an editorial internship at Sud Ouest and an internship as a reporter for the World Forum 2023. This placement at the World Forum for Responsible Economy helped me to understand how important it is for companies to make the transition to better international development. I think it’s very important, as a young person, to be aware and active in this fight that affects us all. Environmental law is not insignificant.

Ismaïl Toulgui

Co-head of the human rights department and LBTQIA+ rights officer

Presentation

I’m a third-year student studying for a double degree in international law and political science at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, and I have a deep interest in international human rights law. During my second year, I joined a legal clinic, RefWar, which focuses on improving international protection for war exiles, which confirmed my ambition to specialise in migration issues within international business and justice.

Pietro Baldin

Rule of Law and Fundamental Freedoms officer

Presentation

I graduated in International Social Political Sciences from the University of Bologna (Italy) and am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Multilevel Governance at the University of Padua (Italy), with an Erasmus study period at the Complutense University of Madrid. My bachelor’s thesis focused on women’s rights in Afghanistan, which highlighted my commitment to gender issues. Currently, I focus my master’s research on transitional justice in Spain, thus combining my passions for human rights and the understanding of democratization processes in post-dictural contexts. This perspective directs my research towards a deeper understanding of transitional justice and its impact on the rule of law.

Hermine de moissac

women's rights officer

Presentation

I am currently in my first year of a Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. I’m particularly interested in women’s rights and children’s rights, and I’m currently looking for internships in these areas for my gap year. I have a bachelor’s degree, which I also completed at Sciences Po, with a geographical focus on Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. As part of this, I was lucky enough to study for a year in Salamanca, Spain.

Fatou Diouf

In charge of Public Relations

Presentation

I graduated from ESPOL with a degree in International Relations and am currently an auditor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, studying for a Master 1 in QSE and RSE Risk Management. At the end of this master’s, I hope to be able to start a new law degree and a master’s in private international law. This is quite a change of direction after having wanted to pursue a career exclusively in the field of defending children’s rights. Now I’m mainly interested in doing cross-disciplinary research into the defence of children’s rights and the environment.

Maëlie Falgueirettes

children rights officer

Presentation

I am currently in my second year of Bachelor’s of Law with a specialisation in Political Science at the Université Catholique de Lille, and I am planning to do a Master’s in European Law. I have always been interested in international issues, therefore it was natural for me to choose a degree that, while being academically rigorous, is also enriching thanks to the diversity of the subjects taught, in both political science and law. In addition to my studies, I have also been able to gain experience through my involvement in charitable work and associations. 

Mathilde Fatome

RIGHTS OF EXILEES AND MIGRATIONS officer

Presentation

I’m a third-year international relations student at ESPOL in Lille, and I’m very interested in defending human rights. I’ve been involved in voluntary work for a number of years, but decided to focus my commitment on helping exiles just over a year ago. I’ve volunteered with exiles in three different associations: Utopia 56, JRS France and La Cimade. These experiences have been significant, because they have really opened my eyes to the difficulties faced by exiles and have enabled me to develop skills in supporting and defending the rights of exiles, and have strengthened my determination to act for this essential cause.

Léa De Lemos

RIGHTS OF EXILEES AND MIGRATIONS officer

Presentation

As a student in the Master’s Programme Law of International Organisations at Jean Moulin Lyon III University, my career path and the people I have met have shaped my desire to work in favour of development and the defence of fundamental rights. In addition to my studies, I had the opportunity to do an internship with the European and International Affairs Department of the Ministry of the Interior and Overseas France. It was an enriching and fascinating experience that confirmed my interest in the rights of exiles and women’s rights.

Lou Hugot

International justice and humanitarian law officer

Presentation

I am currently doing a double master’s degree between Sciences Po Bordeaux and National Taipei University. In addition to my role in GROW, I am also a member of Deka Ewe, an organisation dedicated to improving access to education in developing countries. My interest in diplomacy and its central role in international relations has led me to take an active part in many of the sessions offered by Sciences Po’s MUN. I would like to pursue a career in diplomatic or geopolitical roles, particularly those related to the regions that are dear to me, namely Asia and Latin America.

ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT

The advocacy department carries out research on specific themes related to human rights. It produces different content formats, sheets, articles, infographics, etc.  and writes reports and policy briefs setting out recommendations for the actors concerned.

Emeline Dandeu

Advocacy manager

Presentation

I’m currently doing a Master’s 2 in International and European Fundamental Rights Law, and since the start of my degree I’ve always wanted to get involved in defending fundamental rights. I’m particularly interested in defending refugees and migrants, and this last year I specialised in issues relating to the treatment of migrants in Libya. Modern slavery is also one of my favourite subjects. So my involvement with GROW has given me an enriching insight into these issues. My future goals are to become a professional in the field of advocacy and humanitarian project management.

Chloé Artus

Advocacy officer

Presentation

Je suis en troisième année de licence de Relations Internationales (ESPOL, Lille) et, pour la finalisation de mon diplôme, je rédige actuellement un dossier de recherche sur l’influence de la langue dans la construction de l’identité au sein de la théorie du philosophe Charles Taylor. Je suis engagée dans plusieurs associations, comme Fridays For Future, Nous Toutes et Utopia 56, ce qui me permet de rendre le rêve utopique d’un monde respectant les droits de tou.te.s un peu plus concret chaque jour. En curieuse invétérée, il m’est difficile de choisir un aspect de la justice qui me passionne plus qu’un autre, mais je dirai que la justice sociale et les droits des personnes sexisées sont deux domaines dans lesquelles je m’investis spécifiquement.

Giada Canzut

Advocacy officer

Presentation

I have a degree in International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the University of Trieste. I am currently doing a Master’s degree in International Security Studies at the Sant’Anna College (Pisa, Italy) and the University of Trento. As part of the research for my dissertation, I analysed various conflicts in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, tracing the sponsorship of Turkish authoritarianism in this area. In this way, I was able to associate my interests with a specific territory: that of the MENA, which remains at the centre of my studies. I am particularly interested in international law, conflict resolution and its effects on civilians, from here to the link with human rights. Additionally, by studying international humanitarian law, I was able to discover a new area that I’m passionate about: the protection of prisoners of war.

EMILIE DELAHAIS

Advocacy officer

Presentation

I’m studying International Relations at ESPOL (Lille), I’ve always had a passion for writing and a desire to be useful, ‘in my own way’. Joining GROW quickly became an obvious way for me to combine these two interests. At ESPOL, I was in charge of the editorial department of Caribou, an environmental awareness association, and I did my degree course at Lambersart town hall, where I wrote a report in preparation for the town’s next call for tenders. On the strength of these editorial experiences, I hope to make my contribution to the think tank. It’s in an environment like this that I’d like to flourish, both as an association and professionally.

LUCIE FAYOUX

Advocacy officer

Presentation

As a student at Sciences Po Lille and the University of Kent, I’m doing a double-diploma in political science and international relations. At the same time, I’m doing a degree in Art History, which I’m trying to link to my interest in defending human rights in conflict situations by working on the theme of cultural genocide. I’m also interested in transitional justice in post-conflict societies, the use of rape as a weapon of war and violations of the law of armed conflict.

SAMANTHA FRARY--AUBERT

Advocacy officer

Presentation

After completing my degree in International Relations (ESPOL), I graduated from a Master’s degree (LLM) in International Human Rights Law with International Migration. Passionate about international law and human rights, I decided to specialise in the field of migration after my undergraduate research paper on The Protection of IDPs under International Law – the case of Nagorno-Karabakh. Today, my research focuses mainly on refugee law and international criminal law. My master’s thesis focuses on The Place of Victims under International Criminal Law – A study of the application of victim participation in the ICC and its inherent hierarchy of victims. The common goal of all my research is to defend the rights of the most vulnerable. I would like to go on to work for international tribunals, in particular the ICC, or NGOs defending human rights and refugees.

Perrine Ketelers

Advocacy officer

Presentation

Étudiante en double cursus entre Sciences Po Lille et l’université de Münster (Allemagne), je réalise actuellement un master en Paix, Humanitaire et Développement. Je m’intéresse particulièrement à l’étude des conflits et au Droit International Humanitaire. Au-delà de mon parcours académique, la protection des droits humains et la solidarité internationale au sens large ont toujours animé mes engagements personnels. Au regard de mon intérêt pour les droits humains et notamment du droit des réfugié.e.s, je rédige cette année un mémoire de groupe axé sur l’intégration des migrant.e.s syrien.ne.s en Allemagne. J’ai par ailleurs rédigé mon mémoire de recherche de fin de licence sur la tentative de démocratisation de l’Afghanistan de 2002 à 2021 et plus particulièrement sur l’échec des résistances afghanes. 

Cassandra Mazzolini

Advocacy officer

Presentation

I began my university career with a degree in International Relations at ESPOL (Lille, France), which took me to the United States in my third year. This first university experience culminated in the writing of a research paper entitled The Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence through education. The French case: between promises and actions. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in International Relations at Luiss (Rome, Italy). My various experiences over the last 4 years have enabled me to develop specific research interests, including the protection of women’s and minorities’ rights, particularly in times of conflict.

NAOMI OUATTARA

Advocacy officer

Presentation

I have a degree in international relations from ESPOL (Lille, France), and I’m currently working as an assistant accountant in an accountancy firm as part of a BTS (2-year higher diploma) in Accounting and Management in Le Mans, the town where I grew up. Formerly involved with Amnesty International, I continue to work for human rights within GROW as treasurer and in the advocacy department. I’m particularly interested in corporate social responsibility and restrictions on individual freedoms, mainly in Europe and Africa.

Célia Vanwalleghem

Advocacy officer

Presentation

As a final-year student in the International Relations degree programme at ESPOL, I have been an exchange student at the National University of Taiwan. For me, this experience represents an opportunity to deepen my knowledge of the Asian region, particularly the major issues of our time, and to continue learning the Chinese language. Ever since I was very young, I’ve loved getting involved in different associations, which allows me to have a real impact on the world around me. The wealth of community life in Lille and Espol has enabled me to get involved in the world of eloquence through RVT ESPOL, ecology with Le Caribou and fundamental rights. This summer, I had the opportunity to do an internship in the public diplomacy department of the Embassy of the United States of America in Paris, which gave me the chance to work on some very interesting projects, in particular broadening the Embassy’s target audience and promoting diversity.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE

Apart from the media and academic articles, there are other ways to learn about human rights. This department offers us all the cultural recommendations that can educate and inform us from various perspectives. It links culture to human rights by providing related articles, podcasts, interviews and conferences of committed artists.

Mathilde Arnauld

Head of the culture department

Presentation

As a third-year International Relations student at ESPOL (Lille), I am passionate about diplomacy and geopolitical issues, particularly in the Central Asian region. I spent 6 months on exchange at the American University of Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. I would like to continue my studies with a master’s degree in Asian Studies or International Negotiations. I am writing my research paper on the construction of the people in left-wing populism in Latin America. 

Minhhang Barouk

In charge of culture

Presentation

I am a third-year International Relations student at ESPOL (Lille). In 2022, I had the opportunity to help organise the Benvivo Francophone Summit dedicated to benevolence, which gave me food for thought about the problems and uncertainties linked to the future, whether in environmental, social or political terms. This realisation motivated me to take action at my own level and I decided to join GROW as a cultural and translation officer.

Camille Grosseuvre‌

In charge of culture

Presentation

I’m currently in my 3rd year of a degree in European political science at ESPOL, and hope to go on to do a master’s in journalism or international relations in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. I’ve been aiming to become a journalist for a few years now and I’m writing a research paper on the ambivalent links between journalism and political power.

Kelly Owona Doun

In charge of culture

Presentation

I’m currently in the second year of a degree in French law and a D.U. in Anglo-American law at the University of Cergy in the Paris region. Formerly a volunteer with the Red Cross, I am now working for GROW as a cultural officer. I’m particularly interested in anti-racism, feminism and international justice.

EDITORIAL SECRETARIAT

The editors compose the content of the articles and the editorial secretariat proofreads them in order to refine, verify, and correct its content. They put themselves in the reader’s shoes to ensure accurate and qualitative work. The editorial secretariat also provides editorial methods.

Camille Grosseuvre

Head of the editorial secretariat

Presentation

I’m currently in my 3rd year of a degree in European political science at ESPOL, and hope to go on to do a master’s in journalism or international relations in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. I’ve been aiming to become a journalist for a few years now and I’m writing a research paper on the ambivalent links between journalism and political power.

Vannina BOZZI-ROBADEY

Editorial secretary

Presentation

As a student of Political Science and International Relations at ESPOL, I am very interested in geopolitics and global governance. Motivated by the fact that I am acquiring interesting and enriching experiences, both personally and professionally, I am a member, within the school, of the UNICEF branch and the ESPOMUN association, which represents ESPOL’s Model United Nations delegation. The GROW think tank, which is sensitive to socio-environmental justice, seemed to me to be the ideal organisation to reconcile my interest in writing and communication with my interest in human and environmental rights.

Camille COTTAIS

Editorial secretary

Presentation

Originally from Nantes (France), I am living and studying in Canada, where I completed my BA in Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Science at the University of Ottawa. I am currently doing a master’s degree with a thesis in feminist and gender studies at the same university. My thesis focuses on feminist perspectives on anorexia nervosa. I would then like to pursue a PhD in political science in order to teach and do research in Canada in these two fields. My research interests include women and sexual minorities in politics, queer theories, disability studies, fat studies and, more generally, issues of corporeality.

Jeanne Delhay

Editorial secretary

Presentation

I have a degree in Political Science from ESPOL and am doing a Masters in International Security Studies at Charles University in Prague. I had the great good fortune to spend my erasmus at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. My undergraduate dissertation focuses on the conceptualisation of rape as a weapon of war in international relations and the impact this has on its treatment by the International Criminal Court. I have a particular interest in international justice and feminism.

Clémence HOËT

editorial secretary

Presentation

After graduating from ESPOL with a BA in International Relations, I decided to continue my studies in Dublin on a Masters in International Politics at Trinity College. I was incredibly lucky to spend a semester in Lebanon, at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, studying Middle Eastern politics. That semester changed me forever. Lebanon is an incredible country, with an equally incredible population, generous and unfortunately living through multiple crises (electricity, economic, political, petrol). I decided to write my undergraduate dissertation on Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian war and the delegitimisation of a national resistance force.

Cassandra mazzolini

editorial secretary

Presentation

I began my university career with a degree in International Relations at ESPOL (Lille, France), which took me to the United States in my third year. This first university experience culminated in the writing of a research paper entitled The Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence through education. The French case: between promises and actions. I am currently studying for a master’s degree in International Relations at Luiss (Rome, Italy). My various experiences over the last 4 years have enabled me to develop specific research interests, including the protection of women’s and minorities’ rights, particularly in times of conflict.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSLATION

GROW aims to be active and visible beyond the Francophone population. The role of the department of translation is therefore to translate the work of the editors so that the content of the think tank is accessible at an international level. Thanks to the translators, all our content, on our website as well as on all our other media, is available in English and French.

Gabriel Capitolo

Head of translation

Presentation

I graduated from ESPOL in 2022 with a degree in European Political Science and am currently a student on the Erasmus Mundus European Politics and Society, Vaclav Havel Joint Masters Programme. My final dissertation was on political corruption and financial crime in the French state. Currently, my MA takes me to study at Charles University (CZ), Jagiellonian University (PL), Leiden University (NL), and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ES). Having grown up in North and Latin America, I have a particular interest in the EU’s international relations.

Camille Cottais

In charge of French-English translation

Presentation

Originally from Nantes (France), I am living and studying in Canada, where I completed my BA in Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Science at the University of Ottawa. I am currently doing a master’s degree with a thesis in feminist and gender studies at the same university. My thesis focuses on feminist perspectives on anorexia nervosa. I would then like to pursue a PhD in political science in order to teach and do research in Canada in these two fields. My research interests include women and sexual minorities in politics, queer theories, disability studies, fat studies and, more generally, issues of corporeality.

Marion Decoularé-Delafontaine

In charge of French-English translation

Presentation

I’m a final-year undergraduate student in European Political Science at ESPOL (Lille). I’m passionate about environmental issues, food safety and lobbying, and I’m currently writing a research paper on the impact of lobbying on European environmental policies.

Samantha Frary--Aubert

In charge of French-English translation

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After completing my degree in International Relations (ESPOL), I graduated from a Master’s degree (LLM) in International Human Rights Law with International Migration. Passionate about international law and human rights, I decided to specialise in the field of migration after my undergraduate research paper on The Protection of IDPs under International Law – the case of Nagorno-Karabakh. Today, my research focuses mainly on refugee law and international criminal law. My master’s thesis focuses on The Place of Victims under International Criminal Law – A study of the application of victim participation in the ICC and its inherent hierarchy of victims. The common goal of all my research is to defend the rights of the most vulnerable. I would like to go on to work for international tribunals, in particular the ICC, or NGOs defending human rights and refugees.

Léa Grandemange

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Having fallen in love with interdisciplinary teaching, I first took a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Maastricht University (UM). My dissertation focused on the justifications for the French government’s use of the forces of law and order against movements defending the rights of racialised and/or Muslim people on French soil. Now doing a Masters in Governance of Sustainability at the University of Leiden (UL), I am continuing a mixture of disciplines, from biology to public administration and economics, all with a focus on ecology and sustainable development.

Solange Meurier

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I have a degree in International Relations (ESPOL, Lille) and a Masters in Contemporary Latin American Studies from the Complutense University in Madrid. Thanks to my Masters, I was able to spend a semester in Mexico at Anahuac University. I wrote a dissertation on the Venezuelan migration crisis in Colombia. I’m very interested in migration issues, both within Latin America and from Latin America to Europe. Another theme that appeals to me is international cooperation (again, within Latin America or between Latin America and Europe).

Iman Seepersad

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Originally from Mauritius, I have a degree in International Relations from ESPOL (European School of Political and Social Sciences). During this degree, I also had the opportunity to study at HGU in South Korea. I’m currently doing a Masters in Peace, Conflict and Security, delivered by UNITAR and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, before going on to do a second MSc in Human Rights and Politics at the London School of Economics next year. My background has shaped my interest in human rights, and more specifically in the intersection between the defence of children’s rights in war-torn countries and international conflict resolution. For example, my bachelor’s thesis focused on the strategic use of child soldiers in the MENA region, a subject that I intend to explore further in my current master’s degree. I am also very interested in the rights of refugees, women’s rights, access to education for children in precarious situations and in conflict zones, the ecological transition in developing countries such as Mauritius, and the treatment of minority communities and intercultural conflicts.

Greta Aurora Zottoli

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My educational background includes a Master’s degree in International Relations with a specialisation in Diplomacy from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. Prior to that, I obtained a degree in Languages, Cultures, Literatures and Translation from La Sapienza University in Rome. I have a particular interest in human rights, with a specific commitment to women’s rights. Indeed, my academic and professional career has been guided by a deep commitment to equality and empowerment. This passion was awakened during my in-depth research for my Master’s thesis, A Female Commitment to Europe: Fabrizia Baduel Glorioso – First Lady of Europe. Exploring the history of Italian foreign policy, I explored the role of Fabrizia Baduel Glorioso, an Italian trade unionist, and her contributions to European integration in the 1980s. Witnessing her historic achievements as the first Italian woman to chair the Economic and Social Committee, and later to sit in the European Parliament, resonated deeply with my commitment to women’s rights.

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