Karlijn is a knowledge broker on human security and coordinator of the Sahel Watch programme of The Broker. Karlijn studied international development in Amsterdam and journalism in Cardiff. During her studies she volunteered for Amnesty International and was a member of the Dutch ‘Third Chamber’. Her interests include state building, peace processes, international interventions, rule of law and human security. Karlijn previously worked for the Dutch parliament as a policy member on International Affairs & Globalization.