Jenny Witte is Communications Manager for Johan Schot at the Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges. Her responsibilities range from developing and implementing cross-channel communication strategies to content creation and the coordination of visualisations. Within the Deep Transitions project, Jenny works closely together with Geraldine Bloomfield to produce and oversee communication deliverables and Deep Transitions events. For more information follow @Jenny_Witte on Twitter or send an email to

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