Montijn Huismanread bio
Montijn Huisman is from Assen, a small town in the north of the Netherlands. He is currently studying for a graduate degree in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he focusses on the political economy of finance, trade and business. Before coming to London, he received his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Groningen. As part of this undergraduate degree, he spent a year studying as an Erasmus Mundus scholar at Peking University. Montijn subsequently conducted research on agricultural policy in Tanzania and worked as a trainee at the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia, Brunei, and ASEAN. He subsequently returned to Beijing to pursue an internship at the economic section of the Dutch Embassy to China, where he conducted research on China’s rising debt. In London, he works part-time for a Member of the House of Commons. He is also an active member of the Dutch Labour Party. Montijn is particularly interested in the effects of international economic dynamics on China’s development and plans to study this subject further at the Yenching Academy. His other interests include Chinese cinema, literature, writing, skiing, motorcycles, and traveling.