Thursday September 12, 2019

Executive Dining Room - Side A

Posted in Academics

Dr. Robert Joustra, Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies will present on, “Abraham Kuyper Among the Nations.” This is an event for faculty, staff, students and guests.

Abraham Kuyper, Dutch Prime Minister (1901-1905) and modern Calvinist, was a controversial figure, not least in his foreign affairs. Yet while Kuyper’s legacy has been felt in the world of religious, especially Christian, political and social theory, very little has been made of Kuyper’s actual record as a foreign policy maker and a Prime Minister. So, what was Kuyper’s “Christian” perspective on foreign affairs, and how did his “great ideas” fair amidst the challenges of his day?