Marietje Schaake

Board Member

Marietje Schaake is international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and president of the CyberPeace Institute. In 2020, she joined the Real Facebook Oversight Board, an independent group of experts distinct from Facebook’s oversight board. Schaake, a member of HD’s experts group driving innovation and collaboration on peacemaking in the digital age, has co-authored papers on the impact of social media and technology and writes regular columns for the Financial Times and the Dutch newspaper NRC. Between 2009 and 2019, she was a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch party Democrats 66. She is affiliated with various non-profits including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India. She holds an MSc in American studies from the University of Amsterdam. She joined HD’s board in 2021.


The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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Foundation Board

As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.

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HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.

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