Politics

‘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.

'I was pelted with tomatoes at a hearing once'

Marjolein de Jong19 March 2019
Marry de Gaay Fortman is a partner at Houthoff and recently wrote the book about life at the top.

This lucky devil got to interview Obama

Colin Huijser21 February 2019
Ben Tiggelaar obtained his PhD at VU University Amsterdam, is known as the management guru in the Netherlands and got to interview Obama.