Lisanne joined the IES in April 2012. She is a junior researcher in the Environment and Sustainable Development cluster. She is working on a PhD project funded by the Flemish Research Council FWO, entitled: “Understanding the Changing Effectiveness of the European Union in International Biodiversity and Climate Change Governance”. Her promoter is Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür.
Lisanne obtained a BA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam (2007) and a MSc in Political Science (cum laude) (programme: “European Union in a Global Order”) from the University of Amsterdam, Graduate School of Social Sciences (2010). The title of her Master Thesis is: “EU Actorness under political pressure at the UNFCCC COP15 climate change negotiations”. After her graduation she worked as a research assistant of Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann (University of Mainz), as a research intern at the IES (for the Environment and Sustainable Development cluster) and as a trainee at the European Commission (DG Agriculture: International Unit (Canada, United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand) on Free Trade Agreements).