Marietje Schaake

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Person.png Marietje Schaake  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, deep state actor)
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Born28 October 1978
Leiden, Netherlands
Alma materUniversity of Amsterdam, Wittenberg University
Member ofEuropean Council on Foreign Relations, European Leadership Network, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Netherlands/Deep state, WEF/Young Global Leaders 2014
Interests • transatlanticism
• cybersecurity
• International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
• Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
PartyDemocrats 66,  Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Maria Renske "Marietje" Schaake is a Dutch politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands between 2009 and 2019. She is a member of Democrats 66, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party.[1]

Schaake has been named International Director of Policy at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center, as well as an International Policy Fellow at the University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.[2]

At the CyberPeace Institute (CPI) she takes the role of President. CPI officially "seeks to reduce the harms of escalating conflict in cyberspace, perform collective analysis of cyberattacks with the aim of informing the public, supporting vulnerable communities, and promoting responsible behavior, norms and respect for international law."[3] The board is filled with spooks[4], and funded by Microsoft, Facebook and Mastercard, among others[5].

She writes a column for the Financial Times[6] a

The Wall Street Journal called her "Europe's most wired politician",[7] while CNN called her a "rising Dutch star" who makes an increasingly rare "passionate and public case for liberalism and globalization".[8] In 2017 she was invited as a 'civic leader' to address the Obama Foundation summit.[9] She publishes op-ed's in the Financial Times,[10] The Guardian[11], Bloomberg[12], and the Dutch NRC newspaper’s economic section twice a month.[13]

Education and early career

Schaake was raised in Leiden. She then left for the United States to study liberal arts at Wittenberg University in Ohio. She then studied sociology, American studies and new media at the University of Amsterdam. After an internship with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Schaake was granted the Lantos Fellowship of the United States House of Representatives, where she focused on international relations and human rights issues.[14]

Before her political career, Schaake served as an independent advisor to, amongst others, the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands and to the president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C.. Other assignments included consulting the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as cultural institutes and companies. Schaake specialized in issues such as transatlantic relations, diversity, integration, civil rights and Muslims in the West.