The Prince Claus Chair in Equity and Development was established by Utrecht University and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in early 2003 in honour of Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926-2002).
Candidates are nominated by a Curatorium, chaired by Professor Louise J. Gunning-Schepers. H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands serves as the Honorary Patron of the PCC, after having served as the Curatorium’s first chair in 2003-2014.
Current chairholder - Khayaat Fakier (2021-2023)
Professor Khayaat Fakier will focus on how to build an ethics of care and in what ways care work can be ‘the alternative’ value to growth.