Staff Nexus Institute

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Rob Riemen
founder and president
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Rob Riemen (1962) began publishing the journal Nexus in 1991 and founded the Nexus Institute in 1994. As its president, he develops and initiates the ideas and activities of the Nexus Institute. He is the author of Nobility of Spirit. A Forgotten Ideal (2008), The Eternal Return of Fascism (2010) and To Fight Against This Age (2018, W.W. Norton). See also his website, www.robriemen.nl/en.

 

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Eveline Riemen-van der Ham
CEO
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Eveline Riemen-van der Ham (1986) is the ceo of the Institute. In close collaboration with Rob Riemen, she determines its financial and strategic policies. She is also jointly responsible for the content of the programme. Eveline studied theology and cultural studies in Tilburg and Rome.

 

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Thomas Heij
senior editor and marketeer

Thomas Heij (1989) is senior editor of Nexus, researcher and responsible for the online marketing of the Nexus Institute. He studied philosophy in Groningen and translated philosophical classics from Isaiah Berlin, Francis Bacon, George Orwell and others  into Dutch.

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Sterre Collee 
editor and marketeer 

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Sterre Collee (1997) is junior editor for Nexus. She contributes to the editing of Nexus, the website and the online marketing of the Nexus Institute. She studied philosophy and Dutch literature in Utrecht, mainly focusing on fin de siècle artists and thinkers.

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Agnes Oostrijck
office manager and administrative staff member
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Agnes Oostrijck (1970) is co-responsible for the administration of the Nexus Institute. After her administrative assistant training, she was employed as a staff member for word processing and mail registration at the municipality of Uithoorn. Subsequently, she worked as an administrative assistant at a technical security company in Haarlem.

What is the Nexus Institute?

‘Each man fortunate enough to benefit to some degree from this legacy of culture seemed to me responsible for protecting it and holding it in trust for the human race.’ — Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

The Nexus Institute offers a counterweight to today’s society with its one-dimensional focus on science, technology and commercial values, by making the world and culture of the European humanist tradition accessible to a general audience. Its publications and events have gained international renown for their intellectual quality and for offering lively, stimulating and thoughtful discussion.

As an independent non-profit foundation, the Nexus Institute brings together the world’s foremost intellectuals, artists, scientists and politicians, and encourages them to discuss the questions that really matter. How are we to live? How can we shape our future? Can we learn from our past? Which values and ideas are important, and why? In doing so, the Nexus Institute places itself at the very center of Western cultural and philosophical debate. Its annual conferences and lectures have become Europe’s most prestigious platform for informed intellectual public debate on pressing contemporary matters. The same spirit of tolerance and erudition is upheld in the Nexus symposia and masterclasses, in the journal Nexus, and in the luxuriously hardbound books of the Nexus Library and Cultura Animi series.

SUPERVISORY BOARD

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Arnold Croiset van Uchelen
chairman supervisory board, partner Allen & Overy Amsterdam
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Tex Gunning
CEO, Leaseplan Corporation

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE NEXUS INSTITUTE BOARD

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Eveline Riemen – van der Ham
secretary and treasurer

 

 

 

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Arnold Croiset van Uchelen
partner Allen & Overy Amsterdam

 

 

 

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Coen Teulings
distinguished professor at Utrecht University

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

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Miguel Aguilar
Literary Director of Taurus at Penguin Random House

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Pierre Audi
opera director

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José Manuel Barroso
former president European Commission, current chair and non-executive director of Goldman Sach’s International Advisors

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Nicola Benedetti
classical solo violinist, Festival Director for the Edinbugh International Festival, founder of the Benedetti Foundation

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Tom de Bruijn
Dutch diplomat

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle
Oscar winning film maker

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Angus Deaton
Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics

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Patricia Duff
founder of The Common Good, which encourages greater citizen participation in civic life and the political process

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William Fallon
retired US Four Star Admiral

Iván Fischer
conductor

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Emilie Gordenker
director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

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Victor Halberstadt
Professor of Economics, Leiden University

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Michael Ignatieff
writer and political philosopher

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Kishore Mahbubani
most influential Asian thinker and Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute in Singapore

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Wynton Marsalis
musician

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László Nemes
Oscar winning film maker

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Garance Pineau
Director General of MEDEF, the largest French employers’ organization

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Els van der Plas
director Allard Pierson Museum

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Simon Reinink
Concertgebouw director

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Abderrahmane Sissako
César winning film maker

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Leon Wieseltier
Jewish-American public intellectual and editor of Liberties