Our Authors

Anna-Maria Talihärm

Anna-Maria Talihärm holds an LLM degree in Information Technology Law from Stockholm University and is working towards a law PhD at Tartu University, Estonia. She is currently researching international legal cooperation on cyber security at Waseda University, Tokyo.

Previously she worked for the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in the Legal and Policy Branch, where her areas of research included European Union information society law, cyber terrorism and cyber crime.


Yuki Tanaka

Yuki Tanaka is Senior Advisor for Hiroshima Alliance for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (HANWA) and the Representative of the August 6 Hiroshima Peace Assembly, both Hiroshima-based grassroots civil movement organizations. After teaching and conducting research for almost 20 years at several different universities in Australia, he accepted a professorship for Japanese Modern and Contemporary History at Keiwa College in Niigata, Japan, and later held a research professorship at Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University from 2002 to March 2015. He has published widely on war crimes and war history and is the author of "Japan's Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery and Prostitution during World War II and the US Occupation" as well as "Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II" and a co-editor of "Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History".


Sam Tarling

Sam Tarling has covered a wide range of issues across the Middle East and beyond, including the wars in Syria and Iraq and the ensuing refugee crisis in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, the 2011 uprising and subsequent unrest in Egypt and the war in Libya for some of the world's leading news organisations and aid agencies.


Raphael Thelen

Raphael Thelen is a foreign correspondent based in Leipzig. He studied political science, philosophy and economics in Bonn and earned a degree in journalism from Zeitenspiegel Reportageschule. As a reporter, he has worked in more than 15 countries and his pieces have been published in major German newspapers and magazines. In the past few years, he lived in Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon, covering the aftermath of the Arab revolutions, and refugee and migration issues. He joined DDD’s editorial team at the beginning of 2016.


Laura Thompson

Laura is currently the Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). She is responsible for assisting the Director General in administering and managing the Organization; conducting the political dialogue and building IOM relationships with governments, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector; as well as in defining policies, strategies and prioritised action.

Prior to this position, Laura was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva. She also served at the Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva in a prior occasion and at the Delegation to UNESCO. In addition to her diplomatic experience, Laura has held posts as Legal Counsel in two UN Organisations.


Victoria Tiemeier

Victoria Tiemeier studied Political Science in Berlin, Tübingen, and Cairo. During her studies, she focused on the Middle East and urban development. She currently works for UN Habitat Egypt on the management of planned and unplanned urban expansion.


Jana-M. Timm

Jana-M. Timm has MSc in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Environmental Communication at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.

Fields of activity: (higher) education for sustainable development and global learning.


Jill Timms

Jill Timms is based in the Department of Sociology at London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), where she is completing a doctoral thesis on relationships between labour rights campaigns and the CSR claims of businesses.

Jill teaches on the subject of ‘work and society’ for the Department of Sociology and Communications at Brunel University, is an Examiner for the University of London International Programme, and an Associate Tutor for the Centre for Labour Market Studies at Leicester University.

She has contributed to the Global Civil Society Project at LSE since 2001, and is on the committee of the Global Studies Associate. Jill gained a Masters in Social Science from University College Dublin, and a BA in Sociology and Business Administration from Keele University.


Anton Törnberg

Anton Törnberg is a PhD candidate in an interdisciplinary project between the Complex System Group at Chalmers Technical University and the Department of Sociology and Work Science at Gothenburg University in Sweden. His thesis addresses how complexity science and complexity theoretical methods, such as agent-based modeling and social network analysis, can be applied to understanding collective mobilization and social movements. Anton is also responsible for the Resistance Studies Seminars, a continuous interdisciplinary research seminar focusing on resistance studies.


Judith Torrea

Judith Torrea is a journalist who specialises in drug trafficking, organised crime and migration policies. She is author of the blog: "Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra del narcotráfico" that reports on the drug war in the Mexican town Ciudad Juárez.

Judith Torrea has worked for several US-American media as Univision Online and the Texas Observer, as well as for Mexican, Peruvian and European media houses.

For her blog, she has received several journalism awards in the U.S., France and Spain. Among them figure the Premio Ortega y Gasset 2010 on digital journalism and the Deutsche Welle / Reporters Without Borders Best of Blogs Award.


Gerhard Trosien

Prof. em. Gerhard Trosien, Ph.D., was active in sport policy in a development aid project organised by the IfS Frankfurt and the GTZ from 1978-1981.

His dissertation was published as a book on "Sport Organisations and the Third World" in 1987. After working for the Deutsche Sportbund in research and education, he headed up the sport-management degree programmes at the SRH University Heidelberg from 2001 to 2011.


Alfred Twu

Alfred has created comics, games, and other works on social and environmental issues, including carbon rationing, urban planning, income inequality, and housing cooperatives. Alfred also is a leader of Bay Area Artists Unite, a comic artist and illustrator collective in the San Francisco Bay Area.




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