Luuk Van Middelaar

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Professor, political theorist, historian and author
Leiden University

Luuk van Middelaar is a political theorist and historian. He is a professor of EU law at Leiden University and a political commentator for NRC Handelsblad. Author of the prizewinning book The Passage to Europe, he published more recently Alarums & Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage (2019) and Pandemonium (2021), as well as Le Réveil géopolitique de l’Europe (2022). He was the chief speechwriter and a close advisor to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (2010–2014). Since 2018, he is a member of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).

Luuk Van Middelaar on the Schedule 2022