Photo: Robert Goddyn
The Netherlands, 1939
statesman, former prime minister

Ruud Lubbers

Ruud Lubbers was a former Christian Democratic politician. He was Minister of Economic Affairs from 1973 to 1977, then became the leader of the CDA in the Dutch parliament and was Prime Minister of The Netherlands from 1982 to 1994. After an international career with the United Nations and various professorships, in his last years he assumed an active role as a public intellectual.

Speaker at


Michael Ignatieff and Ruud Lubbers

Intellectuals and Politics

14 June 2007 16.00 - 18.00 Auditorium Tilburg University


Part I. Mass Democracy on Trial

What Is a Good Society?

13 November 2005 09.45 - 21.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


Nexus Conference 1999

No Place for Cosmopolitans?

8 October 1999 9.35 - 21.45 Tilburg University