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**Friso van Houdt is Academic Director of the Erasmus Honours Programme, Senior Lecturer Political Philosophy & Critical Theory at Erasmus University College Rotterdam (EUR), and a researcher at the Elsa Lab AIMAPS** 

Friso was trained as a criminologist, sociologist and social philosopher. 

As Academic Director he is responsible for the educational policy, general content and organisation of the interdisciplinary Honours Programme “Grand Challenges: Sustainability”, a programme specifically designed for 40 carefully selected, motivated and skilled second year students coming from all faculties of EUR. 

Friso teaches several courses at Erasmus University College such as “Critical Theory”, “Late Modernity: A Genealogy of Neoliberalism”, and “Cheap: A Critique of Capitalism in the Web of Life”. He is coordinator of the Humanities major Political Philosophy and Critical Theory. He was awarded several times teacher of the year.

Friso is also a researcher at the NWA/NWO funded Elsa Lab AIMAPS that studies the ethical, legal and societal aspects of artificial intelligence and surveillance practices. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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1 Jan 195031 Dec 2005


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