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Kirsten van den Hul is an Eastern-Europe expert, an Arabist with a passion for change, culture, diversity and gender. Since 2007 Kirsten works as an independent ‘change-agent’ with several clients: NOS, Nike, ‘Zuidas Amsterdam’ and the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture & Science.

Kirsten van den Hul

She was appointed UN Women’s Representative in 2011. In 2013 her book (S)HEVOLUTION was published. In that same year she also won the ‘Joke Smit Award’, a bi-annual governmental award for emancipation. Kirsten writes a bi-weekly column in Trouw newspaper. She speaks a.o. Arabic, Russian, Spanish & French.

Her motto: ‘without change, no butterflies.’ Her mission? To inspire others to become a change-agent too.

We are extremely pleased that Kirsten was prepared to be our moderator for TEDxMaastricht 2015 and look forward to see her on-stage with all our speakers!

Robert Hoogenboom

TEDxMaastricht PR & Communications