Evelien Tonkens

Evelien H. Tonkens, sociologist, is full professor of Citizenship and Humanisation of Institutions and Organisations at the University of Humanistic Studies.  Before, she was professor at the University of Amsterdam (2005-2014) and Member of Parliament for the Green Left (2002-2005).  She published numerous articles and books on ideals of citizenship and social change, inclusing Summoning the Active Citizen: Responsibility, Participation and Choice (Amsterdam University Press, 2011) and Understanding Citizenship in Multi-ethnic Societies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

She is a member of the Supervisory Boards of two health care organizations and a regular advisor to national and local governments and public sector – and civic organizations.

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Thursday 25 September 2014, 20.00 De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam

Should we fear democracy?

"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

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