Jan-Werner Mueller delivers the inaugural Jos de Beus lecture for the Amsterdam Centre of Political Thought.

Oct. 19, 2015

In memory of Jos de Beus, a passionate public debater and a beloved professor of Political Theory at the Unviersity of Amsterdam, the Amserdam Centre established the annual Jos de Beus Lecture Series.

The goal of the lecture series is to bring to Amsterdam renowned international experts to address today’s big questions, including ‘What is the future of democracy?’; ‘What would a more just world look like?’; or ‘What ethical obligations do we have towards migrants?’ In this way‚ the ACPT aims to keep alive De Beus’ generalist spirit at a time when the academic world becomes ever more specialized. In his inaugural lecture‚ Professor Mueller will address an issue that was particularly dear to de Beus: ‘What is populism?’