Checks & Balances is the magazine of Study Association Clio for students of the study program “International Relations and International Organisations” at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
A motivated and interested group of students and young professionals in global affairs writes about current topics in international politics. The articles provide an insight and fresh view on varying issue areas such as human rights, economics and conflict. New posts and articles appear weekly and comments and feedback is greatly appreciated.
Browse around and contact us in case of questions, criticism and for further information.
The 2021-2022 Editorial Board:
Iris Blaauw Reporter
Besides writing articles for the websites, Iris and Romy are responsible for conducting interviews with IR scholars, IRIO professors, and IRIO alumni. If you fall within one of these categories and would like to be interviewed, feel free to contact either one of them at email@example.com.
Romy Schmidt Reporter
Besides writing articles for the websites, Romy and Iris are responsible for conducting interviews with IR scholars, IRIO professors, and IRIO alumni. If you fall within one of these categories and would like to be interviewed, feel free to contact either one of them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyona van de Poel Acquisition/ Treasurer
Wyona is in charge of the financial aspects of Checks & Balances. If you are interested in a partnership with us, contact her. Besides her financial tasks, she also publishes articles on the website.
Greta Barho Lay-out Editor
Greta and Nell are responsible for designing the inside of the printed editions of Checks & Balances. Besides this, they publish online articles.
Nell Frijstein Lay-out Editor
Nell and Greta are responsible for designing the inside of the printed editions of Checks & Balances. Besides this, they publish online articles.
Freya Cirksena Multimedia Editor
As the multimedia editor, Freya takes charge of the production of multimedia content to be shared on the Checks & Balances website and FaceBook page. She also writes articles for the website.
Erin Murdiadi Web Editor/ PR
As web editor, Erin is concerned with the promotion of Checks & Balances via the Clio Instagram. Moreover, she designs the front- and back cover of the three printed editions the committee publishes. Lastly, she publishes articles on the website.
Romy Lotte Spaan Secretary
Romy Lotte keeps track of what is discussed during the meetings and provides minutes for the committee. Additionally, she writes online articles.
Myrthe Egberink Editor-in-Chief
Myrthe is responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating all operations of the editorial staff and the three print publication cycles. She reviews all articles and assists when necessary.
Maja Leskovic Board Representative
As Commissioner of PR in the Clio board, Maja is the connection between the Checks & Balances committee and the board. Contact with the board goes through her and she keeps both sides updated with each others activities.