Gavin Synnott joined the Martens Centre in February 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development from the University of Guelph in Canada and graduated cum laude from the master’s programme in International Relations from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is an alumnus of the Martens Centre’s internship programme (2016-2017).
Prior to joining the Project Team, Gavin was an intern in the Press Department of the European People’s Party. He also interned at the European Foundation for Democracy, a Brussels-based think tank specialising in counter-radicalization and violent extremism, and at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies where he conducted research for an FP7 human rights project named FRAME – a Commission funded multidisciplinary project involving 19 universities worldwide examining EU external relations and internal policies.