Patrick America is a Dutch entrepreneur with a background in project management and interim management in Banking and the Insurance branch. He has audited and managed (financial) companies in the city of London, Amsterdam, the USA and Germany. He became a member of the Antwerp Diamond bourse and has built businesses in Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
Patrick’s career is marked by a focus on delivering results for stakeholders while embracing social responsibility.
Currently Patrick runs companies in ‘IoT & big data’ and luxury goods. He is a board member of the Emanuel Business Association and the Center for Economics of Mutuality in the Netherlands.
Pieter Hoogendoorn (1951) studied Electronics, Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technical University of Delft. He graduated in 1979. After his studies he has worked i.a. for IBM and ACI Worldwide as senior consultant and project manager around the globe. His expertise includes biometrics IDentification, electronic payment systems and System Integration in Finance, Telecom and the Public sector.
Pieter is the founder and principal of Marites Consulting (2008) — a professional consultancy and (project) management company.
From 2000-2010 he has worked as project manager i.a. in Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Michiel Malotaux was born in Delft, The Netherlands in 1946, and studied technical physics at the Delft Technical University. He has worked as a volunteer is Israel in 1977.
He spent his working life largely as a business-ICT expert, architect and strategic advisor for government institutions and international enterprises, retiring as VP Consulting and Client Principal European Institutions in 2011 at Gartner – a leading international business & ICT research and consulting firm.
After retirement, Michiel advised on business-ICT related matters in developing countries. He is Secretary of the Board of the Netherlands-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew Tucker (1963) studied law in Australia (BA/LLB), UK (BCL) and The Netherlands, and has worked since 1988 as an adviser and consultant to private companies, governments and (semi-)public entities in various fields of international law.
Andrew was a Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne from 1994 to 2001, and Research Associate at the TMC Asser Institute in The Hague from 1996-1998. Based in The Netherlands, he is Principal of Tucker & Associates.
Andrew is co-author of ‘Israel on Trial’, Soest (NLD), thinc. (2018).
Prof Gregory Rose
Gregory Rose is a member of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, Australia, where he is Professor of Law and Chair of the University’s Academic Senate. He has served as Discipline Leader for the School of Law and as Chair of the University’s Thesis Examination Committee. His expertise is in international law, within which he has published widely concerning marine, environmental and counter-terrorism matters. He has conducted Australian government funded projects on detention operations and counter-terrorism legal training.
Greg has edited books on following the international proceeds of environmental crime, and on detention of insurgents and terrorists in international military operations. He is currently writing a book on transnational fisheries crimes.
Academic Advisory Board
Prof Robbie Sabel
Professor Robbie Sabel Ph.D. is Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Visiting professor at Tel Aviv University and IDC Herzliya. Prof. Sabel is Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.
Former positions include: Legal Adviser Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Disarmament; MFA Coordinator for combatting Antisemitism; Head of Israel Delegation, Taba arbitration with Egypt. Prof. Sabel is Arbitrator on the Appeals Panel of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. His publications include Procedure in International Conferences, Cambridge Univ. Press, 3rd ed., January 2018, and International Law (with Yaël Ronen, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, 3rd edition 2016).
Prof Dr Li-ann Thio
Dr Li-ann Thio, Ph.D. (Cambridge), LL.M. (Harvard), B.A. Hons (Oxford), Barrister (G.I.) is Provost Chair Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. She teaches and researches on the fields of Constitutional and Administrative law, Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia, Human Rights in Asia and Public International Law.
She is currently Chief Editor, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies and Advisory Board Member, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. She was formerly General Editor, Asian Yearbook of International Law, Chief Editor, Singapore Journal of International & Comparative Law and Editor, International Journal of Constitutional Law.
A prolific scholar, she has published more than 100 law review articles/book chapters and several books. Her monographs include Managing Babel: The International Legal Protection of Minorities in the Twentieth Century (2005) and A Treatise on Singapore Constitutional Law (2012).
Dr Matthijs de Blois
Dr Matthijs de Blois studied law at Utrecht University, graduating in 1977 with a Master of Laws. After 1977, he worked in the Law Faculty of Leiden University, in the Department of International Law, where he received his Ph.D. Since 1990, he has been an assistant professor at Utrecht University’s Institute of Legal Theory of the Law Faculty. His academic focus is the philosophical and historical aspects of the law, specifically the relationship between law and religion.
Matthijs lectures and writes frequently about the position of the State of Israel under international law, which has become the main focus of his research within the framework of thinc. He is co-author of ‘Israel on Trial’, Soest (NLD), thinc. (2018).
Dr Cynthia Day Wallace
Dr Cynthia Day Wallace, Ph.D. Cambridge, specializes in international economic law (esp. foreign direct investment). Former posts include Senior Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva; Senior Fellow and Project Director of the International Business and Economics Program, CSIS, Washington D.C.; and Deputy Executive Director of the Investment Negotiation Program, of the International Law Institute, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Authoring over 30 publications, including 10 books and monographs, she received the Grotius International Law Award for an article selected jointly by the U.N. Association and the T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague. She is an editor and contributing author to the Max-Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. She is the author of ‘Foundations of the International Legal Rights of the Jewish People and the State of Israel ’.
Jeannette studied law and international law at the VU-University of Amsterdam. Her interest in Israel arose during her work for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the PerspectieF – Young Christian Union and for ECPYN, the European Christian Political Youth Network. After graduating, Jeannette moved to Israel and gained practical experience working as a marketing and client relations manager. She is passionate about empowerment through information and seeks to bridge the gap between in-depth legal research and comprehensibility for the wider public.
Anna Rosa Schlechter
Anna Rosa obtained her BA in Transcultural Communication from the University of Vienna, participated in an exchange year at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, did research in Israel and graduated cum laude in Jewish Studies at the University of Vienna. She is a graduate of the Diploma Program of International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and gained practical experience working at the Austrian Embassy in Mexico City. She attended various Summer Schools (Austria, Russia, Israel).
Currently, Anna Rosa is pursuing a PhD in Jewish Studies/Comparative Literature. Her research interests include Israel’s position in the field of international relations and the peace process, and contemporary Austrian-Jewish history and literature.
Bertine van Vliet
Bertine studied accounting at Hoornbeeck College in Amersfoort. She has worked as accounting officer for different organisations, currently in Banking.
Bertine is politically active for the local SGP (Dutch Reformed Political Party). Her interest in Israel developed over the years. During a conference on Israel and Europe in Brussels, she came into contact with thinc. and decided to sign up as volunteer in the operations dept.