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Arco Timmermans appointed Professor of Public Affairs

Monday, September 23 2013, 14:42
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DEN HAAG (PDC) - Arco Timmermans was appointed Professor of Public Affairs at Leiden University.

From September 1st, Arco Timmermans, Research Director of the Montesquieu Institute, is Professor of Public Affairs at Leiden University. The chair is funded by the lobby association BVPA (Beroepsvereniging voor public affairs).

Timmermans will give insights of the work of lobbyists in the Netherlands, as well as to examine the impact of their different strategies.

In an interview with De Volkskrant, he said that it is not his intention to improve the image of the lobby industry. "I am not an 'excuse professor' who is supposed to present the lobbyists' activities in a positive light."