The Netherlands, 1949 - 2014
philosopher, policy maker in international relations

Willem van Hasselt

Willem van Hasselt studied economics and philosophy in Rotterdam, Leiden and Paris, and subsequently worked as a researcher at various institutes. In 1982, he began working for the Dutch Foreign Affairs ministry. He became responsible for European integration, was involved with the drawing up of the Maastricht Treaty, and specialized in the philosophical dimensions of international relations, among them the cultural and religious factors in politics.

Speaker at


Freedom and Democracy

Civilization and Power

19 November 2004 9.00 - 20.00 Library of Congress, Washington


The Idea of Europe

Past, Present and Future

2 October 2004 09.30 - 20.00 Palac Prymasowski, Warschau