Despina Gleitsmann

Policy Intern

Despina is a recent graduate from the Centre for Development and Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo. She completed her dissertation on hydropower projects in Myanmar and their potential to enhance conflict with ethnic minorities in Karen State. She also holds a Master’s degree in EU politics from the London School of Economics. Despina has two years experience working in Brussels on environmental and sustainability issues for the European Commission and the German development agency.