ISS celebrates 10 Years Prince Claus Chair


From: 28 November 2012 00:00

Till: 28 November 2012 00:00


Words and images from the PCC's 10th anniversary celebrations

ISS co-organizes the tenth anniversary celebrations

Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Princess MaximaThe Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity celebrated its tenth anniversary on Wednesday 28 November 2012 at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. 

The celebration was in the form of a closed symposium on Development and Equity, the theme of the Chair.


ISS rector Leo de Haan welcomes guests to the PCC's 10th anniversary celebrationsISS Rector, Leo de Haan, welcomed the guests to the celebrations and introduced Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Chair of the Curatorium of the Chair, who delivered the opening speech.

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in attendance.



Speeches we also given by Lilianne Ploumen, the new Minister of International Trade and Development Cooperation and by Ton Dietz, Vice Chair of the PCC Curratorium.

The event included a debate with the audience, facilitated by ISS Rector Professor Leo de Haan.

A film highlighting the work of the Chairholders was shown and all ten chairholders presented reflections on their work.

Queen Beatrix talks to ISS staff and PhD researchers during the 10th anniversary celebrations


In 1988, Prince Claus of the Netherlands received an Honorary Fellowship from the ISS ‘in recognition of his continued insistence on the importance of reducing the differences between the rich and the poor in national and international fora, while emphasizing the human dimension of this process and not only that of international policy and strategy’.

At the official ceremony for the award of the Fellowship, Prince Claus gave an acceptance speech stating his views on development and equity. These form the inspiration of the work of the Prince Claus Chairholders.

After his death in 2002, ISS and Utrecht University established the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity in his honour. The establishment of the Chair attests to the deep respect and appreciation of the academic community of The Netherlands for Prince Claus as a person, for his work, and for his commitment to, and authority in, the field of development and equity throughout the world.

Presentations by ISS chairholders

'Waithood': Youth transitions and social change Professor Alcinda Honwana
Beyond survival: Militarism, equality and women's security Professor Amina Mama
Towards a territorial, multi-actor and multi-level approach for sustainable development cooperation and social responsibility policies Professor Patricia Almeida Ashley
Gender equality and Muslim women: Negotiating expanded rights in Muslim societies andimmigrant contexts Professor Rema Hammami
Looking through the Leventhal lens: Is gender equity in the Philippines a puzzle? Professor Stella Quimbo
A fresh perspective on economics and equity Professor Mansoob Murshed

See for more information

Full details of the PCC 10th anniversary celebrations including photos, the PCC chairholders and the title of their presentations, visit the PCC website

Publication date: 29 November 2012