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E. (Élise) Rouméas, PhD

Programme director University College Fryslân & Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy
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I am a political philosopher with an insatiable interest in compromise. I currently practice the art of compromise as Programme Director of University College Fryslân, coordinating the BSc programme "Global Responsibility & Leadership". This interdisciplinary bachelor's programme, with a strong focus on sustainability, has been proudly recognised as the Best Bachelor's in the Netherlands three times in a row, according to the Keuzegids rankings. My research explores compromise in various contexts, including religious diversity, workplace conflicts, and most recently, tactical voting and digital democratic innovations. For situations where compromise is unattainable, I have theorised “the right to a fair exit” — the right to dissociate from an association without undue costs. Prior to joining the University of Groningen, I was involved in two postdoctoral research projects: one investigating public life and religious diversity at the University of Oxford (2016-2019), and another studying the ethics of voting, supported by a Horizon 2020 Grant at Sciences Po Paris (2019-2020). I earned my PhD from Sciences Po Paris in 2016 and was a Fox Fellow at Yale University (2013-2014) and an Alliance visiting scholar at Columbia University (2015).

Other positions

Democracy & Governance Research Theme, Agricola School, University of Groningen (advisory board member)
Last modified:08 March 2024 07.03 a.m.

Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands