CELL welcomes Frank Ubachs as the newest member of its Working Group. Frank will advise and work together with CELL on research and projects related to human rights education, migration, issues of conflict and identity, and youth extremism, as well as support CELL in reaching out to and engaging policy-makers, research institutions, and public policy organizations.
Frank is a Senior Consultant on conflict and identity, currently involved in projects on prevention of youth extremism and on migration issues. He holds Master degrees in Eastern Christian Studies (Nijmegen University, UC de Louvain) and in Security Studies of the Middle East and Central Asia (University of St Andrews). Former Fellow at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain of Groningen University (Netherlands), he has served as Executive Director for The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration, and Policy Advisor in the Human Rights and Good Governance Department at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, concerned with intercultural dialogue and religion in international affairs. Frank is affiliated with the AE-Centre for Peacemediation, Dialogue and Peacebuilding in Northern Africa (Morges, Switzerland) and the Foundation for International Freedom of Religion and Belief (Utrecht, Netherlands).