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.
PCC News and events
PCC annual report 2019-2022
Two previous ISS chairholders
Gustavo García-López - 2019-2021
Professor Gustavo García-López was appointed by ISS to hold the PCC for 2019-2021.
During his two-year tenure he conducted research on global social justice and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ali Bilgiç - PCC holder 2017-2019
During his tenure as PCC chair in 2017-2019, Professor Ali Bilgiç focused his research on migration and the human security approach. He looked at migration from a holistic person-centred perspective and explored concepts like trust. The objective of his research was to gain a more comprehensive understanding of migration as a social, political and economic process.