Dr. Claire Boost
Claire Boost is the Programme Manager for 'The Netherlands and Afghanistan 2001-2021,' an independent, historic-scientific analysis about the Dutch military presence, diplomacy and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021.
Claire Boost is the Programme Manager for the Afghanistan Programme. Prior to this, she worked as Project Manager for the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, also based at NIOD. From 2017 to 2021, Claire was a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University, where she researched the legitimisation activities of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Alongside her research, Claire taught international criminal law, supranational criminology and criminal procedure; and served on the Board of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights.
Prior to her position at Maastricht University, Claire managed and developed programmes focused on human rights, social justice and sustainability located across Africa, Europe and North America, working from regional hubs in London, Nairobi, New York and Amsterdam. She has a master’s degree in international crimes and criminology (cum laude) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2016), and a master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Lausanne (2007).