16 June 2020

Life and work in Washington DC during Covid-19

Almost three years ago, Timor El-Dardiry, a graduate of International Economic Studies at UM, moved to Washington DC to work at the Dutch Embassy. As First Secretary in the political department, his main focus is on US policy in the Arab world and the Middle East. He also reports on domestic politics in the United States. Much of the Embassy’s work is currently devoted to dealing with corona. “A colleague of mine was working day and night to find a solution for Dutch nationals on cruise ships in the region, which were sailing around for weeks with nowhere to dock.”