Charlotte Brandsma joined GMF in 2011. Based in Brussels, she manages GMF’s work on the Mediterranean region, North Africa and the Middle East. Her main focus is on EU and U.S. relations with the Mediterranean, NATO, the future of EU-Turkey relations, and energy security and geopolitics in the Levant. Among other, Charlotte is in charge of organizing GMF’s Mediterranean Strategy Group and GMF’s work on Eastern Mediterranean energy. In addition, Charlotte is a member of the OSCE New-Med research network and a 2017 Turkey-Europe Future Forum Fellow at the Mercator Stiftung in Berlin. Prior to joining GMF, Charlotte worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels on the European Neighbourhood Policy, human rights, and migration policy. She holds a bachelor's and master's in international relations from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Charlotte speaks Dutch, English, French, German, and basic Arabic and Spanish.
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