Board of Directors

Sebastian Gold

Sebastian Gold

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sebastian Gold graduated from Princeton with a degree in Computer Science. He currently works as Managing Consultant in IBM. His area of focus is Big Data and Technology. He has interned previously with Goldman Sachs.

While at Princeton, Sebastian was a dancer with Princeton University Ballet. He also an Orientation Leader for Outdoor Action. Sebastian has traveled extensively through Asia and Europe.

Aneri Shah

Aneri Shah

Founder and Editor in Chief

Aneri has extensive experience working in international relations organizations including The Women’s Institute for Freedom of Press, and The News Story Leadership for the Middle East. She has spent over a decade working in Model United Nations and has participated in Model UN events around the world including India, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States. She has also participated in a number of United Nations forums on Youth and been part of United Ambassadors and a conference of the World Federation of the United Nations Association. Prior to founding Politics Unmasked Aneri founded a company in her home country of India dedicated to photojournalism and addressing issues including sexism and poverty.

Aneri’s research interests include security, humanitarian affairs, peacebuilding, and genocide prevention. Her primary regional area of expertise is Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on post-Cold War regional dynamics, and her secondary region of expertise is the Middle East. Aneri’s interest in international relations began while studying World War II, and the Cold War and has since expanded into a deep knowledge of a wide array of issues of foreign policy.

Karsten J. Kip

Karsten J. Kip

Founder and Chief Content Officer

Karsten is experienced in studying politics and international relations. In particular, he has studied Eastern European politics of the post-Cold War era. He has studied the dynamics of the ‘frozen conflicts’ in the region including South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and others, in addition to the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine. Karsten brings a diverse background of experience to Politics Unmasked before working here, Karsten worked at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Lithuania. Karsten also has extensive Model United Nations experience, including serving as a Trainer and Delegate of the United Netherlands delegation of Radboud University, and as Secretary to General Assembly First Committee at the WFUNA International Model United Nations. Karsten brings a tremendous wealth experience and understanding to help Politics Unmasked explain the political dynamics at play in and around Europe.

 

 

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