Board

In 2014 the Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC) received a grant through the Leiden University Fund. The grant originated from the Vaes-Elias Fund. The board and directors of the centre decided to use these funds to put MEARC on a completely new footing including a change of governance structure as well as a change of name. The LeidenAsiaCentre was officially launched in January 2016. The mandate of the Executive Board has been widened and as of January 1, 2017 the Board consists of the three directors, with Frank Pieke acting as Executive Director.


Frank Pieke
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Kasia Cwiertka
DIRECTOR
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Remco Breuker
DIRECTOR
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MANAGER


Lily Sprangers
MANAGER
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RESEARCH FELLOWS


Jae-Chun Won

Brechtje Spreeuwers
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Rogier Busser
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Vincent Chang
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Bettine Vriesekoop
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RESEARCHERS


Anoma van der Veere
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Marte Boonen
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STUDENT ASSISTANTS


Britt Blom
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Jurriaan de Blécourt
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INTERNS


Marjolein de Raat


Jonas Lammertink

SUPERVISORY BOARD AND INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

A Supervisory Board (Raad van Toezicht) will meet twice a year to ensure that the activities undertaken by the LeidenAsiaCentre reflect the decision of the various governing bodies of the centre.

As of January 1st 2017 the composition of the Supervisory Board is as follows:

• Chair: André van Heemstra (former CEO Unilever, Chair Global Compact)
• Prof. Dr. Mark Rutgers, Dean of the Humanities Faculty
Constance de Klerk-Waller (Chair Leiden University Fund)
• Dr. Ben Knapen (Senator)
Ralph Kröner (lawyer, partner Eversheds)

The LeidenAsiaCentre receives input from the International Advisory Council for its overall strategy. Consisting of academics and executives working on (East) Asia and drawn from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, this body will meet once a year to review the research and outreach activities of the centre, to advise on relevant developments and to strengthen the LeidenAsiaCentre network.

The International Advisory Council consists of:

• Prof. Bill Callahan London School of Economics
• Prof. Valerié Gélèzeau EHESS (Paris/IIAS)
• Prof. (mw) Emiko Ochiai Kyoto University
• Prof. Gert Oostindie Director Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (Leiden)
• Dr. Philippe Peycam Director International Institute Asian Studies (Leiden)
• Prof. Jennifer Robertson Michigan, Ann Arbor
Monika Sie Dhian Ho Director Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael
Lay Hwee Yeo European Union Centre/Singapore Institute of International Affairs/National University of   Singapore