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The 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 welcomed the guests introduced Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Chair of the Curatorium of the Chair who delivered the opening speech.

Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands was in attendance.

Speeches were 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 Professor Leo de Haan.

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

Photo impression 28 November 2012

Cheetah Challenge 28 November 2012


Presentations by the chairholders

Development and Equity

Introduction by the editors

A fresh perspective on economics and equity

Professor Mansoob Murshed

'Waithood': Youth transitions and social change

Professor Alcinda Honwana

Beyond survival: Militarism, equality and women's security

Professor Amina Mama

Development, equity, gender, health, poverty and militarization: Is there a link in the countries of West Africa?

Professor Irene Akua Agyepong

The right to stay home: Equity and the struggle of migrant indigenous peoples

Professor Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

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

Identities and access to energy: The Indian case

Professor Atul Kumar

Gender equity and governance in Pakistan: Looking through Leventhal's concept of organizational justice

Professor Nasira Jabeen

Looking through the Leventhal lens: Is gender equity in the Philippines a puzzle?

Professor Stella Quimbo

The event was also reported on by NOS