About

CONTACT:

  • email: edwinvdhaar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • twitter: @EdwinvdHaar

EDUCATION:

Maastricht University, Netherlands 2003-2008

  • PhD in International Political Theory; Thesis: Classical liberalism and International Relations Theory. Hume, Smith, Mises, Hayek and International Society. (more info)

London School of Economics and Political Science 1996-1997

  • Master of Science in International Relations; Thesis: International Public Affairs and the Theory of Complex Interdependence. (more info)

Leiden University, Netherlands 1991-1996

  • Master of Arts in Political Science; Specialisation: Politics of the European Union. (more info)
  • Law School (evening classes, first year completed) 1998-2000

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Visiting Lecturer in Political Theory February 2015

  • Political Theory Project, Brown University, Providence, USA (more info)

Visiting Lecturer in International Relations 2010 & 2011

  • Institute of Political Science, Leiden University, Netherlands (more info)

Lecturer in International Relations 2007-2010

  • European Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (more info)

AREAS of EXPERTISE:

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Political Theory, with a specialisation in liberal philosophy and the political thought of the (Scottish) Enlightenment
  • Thought of David Hume, Adam Smith, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and Ayn Rand
  • World Trade Organisation and trade related issues
  • Political Economy of Southeast Asia-Europe relations
  • Politics of the European Union

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, and INTERNSHIPS:

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Spring 2015. Lectures/talks on ‘liberal political philosophy and ideology’ at the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), IHS/George Mason University (Arlington), Cato Institute (Washington DC)
  • January 2007. Guest lecture ‘Introduction to legal philosophy’, Far Eastern University, Institution of Law, Manila
  • 2006. Presenter and writer of 60-minute web-based television course on political ideologies (www.vvdwebtv.nl)
  • 1998-2006. Lecturer in Political Philosophy, Dutch Liberal Party VVD. Over 60 day, weekend, and evening classes in (liberal) political philosophy
  • 2001-2006. Lecturer in Liberal Political Philosophy, VVD International Secretariat. Weekend courses in Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Croatia, and Moldova
  • May 2000. Guest lecture ‘The role of the WTO’ Hogeschool Holland, Diemen, Netherlands
  • February 2000. Guest lecture ‘US-EU trade relations’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1998-2006. Over 50 public speeches at conferences, seminars, political rallies, etc. on liberal philosophy, the European Union, (Dutch) party politics.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • Mont Pelerin Society (member since 2010)
  • International Adam Smith Society

ACADEMIC SERVICE:

  • Reviewer for International Theory, The Review of International Studies, European Journal of International Relations, International Relations, and Centre for Independent Studies Research Reports
  • Editorial Board Member at ‘Liberal Reflections’
  • Blogger at ‘Notes On Liberty
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