Photo: Robert Goddyn
The Netherlands, 1952
agronomist, author

Louise Fresco

Louise O. Fresco is an agronomist and author. She studied agrarian sociology in Wageningen, gained a PhD with honours there and was a professor between 1990 and 1997. She then held various positions at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, that of assistant director-general, until 2006, among them. Since then, Fresco has been university professor at the University of Amsterdam, which she combines with advisory functions in the cultural and scientific world. Besides her scholarly and fiction writing, she has a column in NRC Handelsblad.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 49

Wie is wel onderwezen?

Speaker at


Part II. What Is an Educated Man?

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

9 September 2007 09.20 - 18.15 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam