The Editorial Team of IGE

Without the Editorial Team, IGE would not exist. We put a great amount of focus on our editorial team. The team helps us from mere proofreading to helping guide the direction and new initiatives of the Institute, If you wish to join IGE, please check out our Join us page and we would be happy to work with you 


Valentin Lutumbue


Hailing from Brussels, Valentin holds degrees in Sociology, History, International Relations and European Studies, after studying in Belgium, Spain and Russia. An EEAS alumnus, he also worked as an academic assistant at the College of Europe. He now works as a Belgian civil servant. His interests include issues of democratisation, minority rights, civil society, EU-Eastern Partnership relations and Central Asia.

Edward Zeinoun

Deputy Editor-in-Chief


After graduating from KUL with a degree in international politics, Edward is now studying journalism and media at VUB to gain insight on how the journalistic world functions, and to later on pursue a blended career of politics and communication.


Ayumi Haremaki


Ayumi Haremaki recently graduated from Vassar College in the US with a BA in History. She additionally has studied in Geneva, Switzerland, and was heavily involved in an NGO working on sustainability and art at Vassar. Although born in Japan, she calls New York City her home. Her academic interests lie in international human rights and human rights history. 


Diego Sanchez


Diego is a second-year Law student in Barcelona, originally from Peru, he considers himself greatly involved in researching and seeking, from a legal perspective, solutions to the issues currently affecting the international community. His primary research areas are, namely, International and European law (including International Human Rights Law), as well as International Relations. He believes there is no possible way to encourage everyone to contribute actively to solve an issue if no knowledge on what is currently taking place is available, a reason why he considers the role of sharing and discussing opposite viewpoints enriching to participate in change. To sum up, he loves writing and enjoying a comedy or action film, without omitting my desire to always taste new flavours from the multiple cultures around the world every time he gets the chance to travel.


Jack Lashendock


Jack Lashendock is a First-Year student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where he is pursuing his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) in the fields of international security studies and multilateral diplomacy. He has spent time studying and conducting research in Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, driven by a passion to understand the complexities of the world. Professionally, Jack has found success in public service, interning with elected officials in the US Senate and Massachusetts state government, and working for the US Department of Commerce to conduct the 2020 American Decennial Census. In 2019, he was named a Fellow of the Fred Fielding Center for Presidential Leadership Study at Gettysburg College to work with US State Department Diplomacy Lab in Washington, D.C, and Podgorica, Montenegro. Jack’s academic interests include multilateral diplomacy, peacekeeping, and international organizations, as well as American government and history.

Dayle Harvey


Dayle is a Canadian expatriate presently living in Belgium. After receiving a Bachelor’s in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa, she moved to Leuven where she is completing a Master of International Politics. Dayle has worked and studied in Spain, France and South Korea throughout her career and continues to engage in international assignments as much as possible. In her spare time, she keeps busy learning languages and playing sports. In her work as a researcher Dayle continues to participate in global affairs by learning about security and defence from a European perspective.

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Stephen Raab


Stephan Raab is a studied political scientist, committed to the European idea. Coming from Nuremberg, he has been working at various spots all over Europe, as also in the European Parliament. He considers Europe more than a region. According to him, Europe is an idea of bringing people together. During his free time, he enjoys reading about philosophy and history, learning languages or discovering places near and far, having a chat with locals.

Nikhil Dongol


Nikhil Dongol is a BALLB (law) student at Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal. His subjects of interest are Public International Law and Criminal Law. He has an experience of two years as associate editor in the Kathmandu School of Law Review (KSLR). His motivations include learning new things, socializing and building networks with people to get involved in research culture and foster academic discourse through writing.

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Pornnapat Champreeda


Pornnapat is a recent graduate from University of Melbourne with a BS in Chemistry. She is currently based in Bangkok, after having spent a nice decade in Australia where she calls her second home. Her interests lie in EU-Asia relations, feminism/gender equality and sustainability. In her natural habitat, she is found either reading Western literatures or drinking more coffee.