Stephanie Govaerts

Stephanie joined the ICCT in June 2022 as an Editorial Intern. Following the completion of her internship, she was appointed as a Junior Communications and Events Officer in January 2023. In this position, she is primarily responsible for implementing the Communication strategy for 2023, as well as running the day to day communications, managing ICCT’s social media platforms, creating analytical reports, and organising in-person and online events.

Stephanie holds a MSc in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University, specialising in the Governance of Radicalism, Extremism and Terrorism. She also holds a BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Erasmus University College where she did a double major in International Relations & Political Science and International Law, a minor in Criminology, and graduated with honours. Prior to joining the team at ICCT, Stephanie worked as a Social Media Manager for the Visual Rebellion Collective, an NGO which aims to promote art and creativity to fight against military rule in Myanmar. Her main research interests include far-right extremism, foreign fighters, radicalisation, de-radicalisation, rehabilitation/reintegration processes, and the human rights and legal aspects of CT policies.