Studying international relations in the Netherlands and on a mission to learn as much as possible about the people of this planet. Born and raised in Berlin, but also lived in France, New Zealand and heading to Greece soon - I can say from experience that prejudices hinder a good story from being heard.

Studying Abroad: Greece

While studying the history of Greece in the 19th Century in the last month I realized that the past may tell us more about the present than I thought. A

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Studying Abroad: Greece 3

Greece is one of the gateways of many refugees routes to Europe. This is a fact, which does not go unnoticed on the streets of Athens. It is an afternoon

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Studying Abroad: GREECE

Checks&Balances is, as of this moment, starting a series of blogs from IRIO students studying abroad. Leonie Jegen is currently studying in Athens, Greece. First Impressions of Athens „So you

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Forced sterilization: Transgender reality in Europe

In Sweden an attempt to reform a law prescribing forced sterilization in case of a gender update on ID cards failed earlier this year. There is a happy and excited

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The Man Who Died Drawing the World

He captured the power structures of our world in his art – A portray of today’s political – economic reality. In 2000 Mark Lombardi was found dead in his gallery. 

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600 Km For a Better Life

“In my country they kill you with guns, in this country they kill you with detentation centers“, says Omid, a 28 year old political activist from Iran who is demanding

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