Sophie is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University. Her research interests include European foreign policy-making with a specific focus in hybrid threats, strategic communication, and the EU’s eastern neighbourhood. Sophie’s thesis aims at unveiling the strategies used by small EU Member States to influence the development of European security governance in these areas.
Alongside her PhD, Sophie contributes to the Global Governance Institute as a Research Fellow and to The Hague Journal of Diplomacy as Book Reviews Editor. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, and electronic music.
Previously, Sophie worked for the EU’s public diplomacy programme in the Eastern Partnership countries, where she developed the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative. Sophie holds a MPhil in European Politics and Society from the University of Oxford and a BA (summa cum laude) in International Affairs from Vesalius College in Brussels.
- Sophie’s profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophie-veriter/
- Leiden University News: Lena and Sophie have been selected as Europaeum Fellow: ‘Excited to learn from others’