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Our Board

Our board consists of the following persons:

Gerdi Verbeet (chair)

Supervisory director of charity organisation Novamedia and the Dutch Patient Federation and chair of the National 4 and 5 May Committee, which organises the national ceremonies commemorating the war dead and celebrating Liberation Day.

Prof. dr. ir. Wiebe Bijker

Professor of Technology and Society, Maastricht University and the Norwegian University for Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Prof. mr. dr. Madeleine de Cock Buning

Chair of the Dutch Media Authority.

Prof. dr. Roshan Cools

Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at Radboud University Medical Centre.

Dr. Hans Dröge 

Supervisory director of the Brabant Development Agency.

Edwin van Huis

Director of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden.

Prof. mr. dr. Erwin Muller

Dean of the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) of Leiden University and professor of Safety, Security and Law at the same faculty.

Prof. dr. ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek

Professor of Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente

Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende 

Dean of Graduate Studies, Professor of Higher Education, Utrecht University and Faculty Professor of Law, Economics, Governance and Organisation.

Dr. ir. Melanie Peters (secretary)

Director of the Rathenau Instituut, The Hague.

More information

The Chairman and other members of the Board are formally appointed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), at the nomination of the sitting members of the Board.

If you have any questions for (or about) the Board, please email Diana Trimpert (executive secretary).