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Jochem Wiers made Professor by Special Appointment of Dutch Foreign Policy and Policy Development

16 September 2015

On 15 August 2015, Dr Jochem Wiers was appointed Professor by Special Appointment of Dutch Foreign Policy and Policy Development at the Faculty of Arts. The chair is sponsored by the Groningen University Fund.

mr. dr. J. (Jochem) Wiers
mr. dr. J. (Jochem) Wiers

The field of this special chair touches on international relations, political science, administration, contemporary history, law and public policy. As a result of Europeanization and globalization, national ministries have become part of a complex context that is often referred to as multilevel governance. The analysis of how Dutch foreign policy came about covers national interdepartmental relations, the influences related to international organizations (for example the role of permanent representation in the EU, NATO and the UN), and the influences of the transnationalized public domain (for example the role of business, media and social media and NGOs). The interaction between policy and scholarship is at the heart of this chair.Wiers is a proponent of an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on interests, values and social order.

Wiers (1970) studied International and Dutch Law and Spanish at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). After spending some time in Bruges and Florence, he gained his PhD with honours from the UvA with a thesis on European and international law (2002). Wiers joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002. He is currently head of the Strategy Advisory Unit, having previously worked for the European Integration Department, the Dutch Embassy in Paris and the Coordination Unit of the Climate, Energy, Environment and Water Department.

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