Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee
Maaike de Langen is currently working as an international consultant in New York City and is a thought-leader on people-centered justice, a responsive rule of law, hopeful multilateralism and everything ombuds.
Maaike has over fifteen years of experience leading national and international programs and teams in Governance, Access to Justice, and Legal Empowerment. She has worked in the Netherlands, Mali, Chad, and New York. She is a Senior Fellow to New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC), where she founded and directed the Pathfinders for Justice Program, after overseeing research for the Task Force on Justice and its Justice for All report.
She has a long-standing commitment to the United Nations, having worked for UNDP from 2003-2009, both in the Chad country office and in headquarters. She was also vice-president of the Netherlands United Nations Association (NVVN) and president of the Dutch United Nations Student Association in Utrecht.
She moved back to New York in 2017 and lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two daughters, who are currently in the Tut House.