Politics

‘There is value in resistance’

Hannah Stoffels17 May 2021
VU alumnus Dineke de Groot is the first woman president of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands: „It's no big deal, yet special at the same time."

‘We’re inclined to have more respect for intelligent people’

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
According to Renée van Schoonhoven, a lecturer in Education Law, we tend to regard diplomas as a reward for hard work.

Kuyper as an enduring source of inspiration

Marjolein de Jong15 May 2021
Emeritus Professor Arend Soeteman who served as dean of our Law faculty for many years, has been chairperson of the Kuyperfonds since 2010.

‘A one-liner can sometimes say more than a long analysis’

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2021
Comedian Teun van den Elzen (27) produces ‘Saaie Kutpolitiek’ (Boring Shit Politics), a YouTube channel with satirical videos about Dutch politics.

Caught in a web of disadvantage

Jessica Brouwer18 January 2021
Halleh Ghorashi takes a stand against the negative portrayal of refugees and migrants and fights for diversity and inclusion.

Three remarkable anecdotes about the VU

Marjolein de Jong20 October 2020
Three people that have made the VU’s history their life’s work elaborate on their favorite interesting anecdotes.

'The European Union is the great experiment of our time'

Jasmijn Snoijink19 October 2020
Eredoctor Anne-Marie Slaughter about the US elections, filter bubbles and democratic resilience.

Following in Abraham Kuyper’s footsteps

Marjolein de Jong18 October 2020
George Harinck (62) is professor at the VU and an expert on everything Abraham Kuyper.

House-bound no more: elderly less lonely

Marjolein de Jong23 March 2020
Theo van Tilburg, sociologist at the VU Amsterdam, has studied loneliness among elderly Dutch people.

‘I DIDN’T ROLL STRAIGHT FROM GEERT WILDERS’ LAP TO THE MOSQUE’

Marjolein de Jong13 June 2019
Joram van Klaveren (40) spent several years as the ‘Islam spokesperson’ for the far-right Freedom Party. Now he is a Muslim himself.