2015 Yenching Scholars
Rosa Brandse

Rosa Brandse

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Rosa Brandse studied political science and Korean studies at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. Rosa has been actively involved in student initiatives, as well as voluntary and community work serving as the chair of the Korean studies Educational committee and as a freshmen mentor. She was also a member of the student think-tank of the Dutch political party GroenLinks.

Laurent Smeets

Laurent Smeets

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Laurent Smeets graduated from Leiden University where his work focused on leadership strategies and the relationship between economy and democratization. Laurent took part in academic exchanges with McGill University and Fudan University, and was part of a student team who wrote about the role of the Netherlands in the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” initiative for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is an award-winning Model United Nations debater.