Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2015: Tom van den Berge on van Mook and Good Governance in Indonesia and the World

Invitation: Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2015

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development has the pleasure to invite you to the Van Vollenhoven Lecture 2015:
Leading is not Lording
H.J. van Mook and Good Governance in Indonesia and the World
Dr Tom van den Berge
Thursday 12 November 2015 | 16.00 | Klein Auditorium, Academy Building, Leiden
In 1919 H.J. van Mook, a disciple of Van Vollenhoven, entered on his career as a civil servant in the Netherlands Indies. He worked his way up to be lieutenant governor general, the highest office in the postwar colony. During his career as a civil servant he strived for a ‘free and happy Indonesia’. According to Van Mook, the way to freedom and happiness was good governance. After 1949 he continued his career in the United States as professor of public administration in Berkeley and, later, as director Public Administration Division of the United Nations in New York. Was the progressive colonial civil servant the precursor of the postcolonial development-aid worker?
Dr Tom van den Berge is senior researcher at the Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV, Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies) in Leiden. His research interests include biographies on Dutch planters, civil servants and missionaries in the Netherlands Indies, Dutch intelligence in Southeast Asia and Australia (1945-1950), and the relation between religion, mission and empire building. Tom van den Berge is the author of a biography of K.F. Holle, 1829-1896, a tea planter in West Java, and of a biography of H.J. van Mook, 1894-1965, the controversial lieutenant governor general of the Netherlands Indies. He is currently working on a biography of I.S. Kijne, 1899-1970, a missionary in New Guinea.
I hope to welcome you on Thursday 12 November.
Jan Michiel Otto,
Director Van Vollenhoven Institute
Please register for this event by sending an email to:
Programme 12 November:
16.00 Lecture
17.15 Drinks
Lecture: Klein Auditorium, Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden
Drinks: Faculty Club (Brasserie), Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden
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