Rakel Tiderman is a Visiting Scholar at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her research interests lie in the areas of international law, migration and sustainable development.
Rakel holds a MSSc from Åbo Akademi University, with a major in international law and human rights, and is currently studying law at the University of Helsinki. She has specialized in socioeconomic rights and wrote her master’s thesis on the adjudication of retrogression-related complaints by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights.
Prior to joining SAIS, Rakel has conducted an exchange at the University of Zürich and an internship at the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN in Geneva. During her internship she worked as part of the Finnish disarmament delegation and as an assistant at the International Law Commission.
Rakel speaks Swedish and Finnish, as well as some German.