SIM Peter Baehr Lecture "The Future of Human Rights"by Femke Halsema


Utrecht University


From January to June 2012, Femke Halsema held the Treaty of Utrecht Chair at Utrecht University Centre for the Humanities. In her role as guest professor, her work addressed the meaning of communication technology and social media for human rights and democracy.

Femke Halsema (1966) has a long track record as a politician and opinion maker. She was member of the Lower House for the GroenLinks party from 1998 to 2010 and party chairman from November 2002. Her previous work includes her role at Wiardi-Baeckman Stichting (the PvdA research agency). She is alumnus of Utrecht University, graduated in 1993. She is currently active as an independent publicist, television producer and consultant.

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