Emma Bennis studied European Studies (BA) and history (MA) at the University of Amsterdam. Mostly concerning herself with topics on identity and nation building in post conflict societies. In 2012, Emma did an internship at the Netherlands Helsinki Committee where she helped organize their 25th anniversary conference aimed to shed light on the developments and trends in human rights and their protection in Europe. In 2014 Emma went to Indonesia as entrepreneur for Entrepreneurs For Future Asia, a non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the future of unprivileged children. She set up a English teaching program still up and running to this day. After returning she started her Masters and meanwhile also began at the Geoffrey Nice Foundation. She helped organise and prepare the Master Class on Law, History, Politics and Society: 20 years after Srebrenica. After the Master Class she went to South Africa to write her thesis about media interpretation and identity formation in South Africa. Currently,
Emma is working as junior advisor at Diversion, a social enterprise.