Evelien Campfens (Grotius Centre, Leiden University) will join Dominique Ngan-Tillard (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft) as research coordinator Heritage under Threat (HuT). Evelien will replace Amy Strecker as coordinator HuT. Amy recently won an ERC grant and will need all her time and energy for this new project.
Evelien's field of interest and expertise is international cultural property law. She joined the Grotius Centre in 2016 for her research project on the legal status of looted cultural objects. Before this Evelien was general secretary of the Dutch Restitutions Committee (Advisory Committee on the Assessment of Restitution Applications for Items of Cultural Value and the Second World War, 2002-2015). In this function she was involved in setting up the committee as a forum for alternative dispute resolution for Holocaust-related art claims.
Evelien has been active in the Leiden Global Interactions Advanced Seminar: ‘Heritage Destruction, Human Rights and International Law’ and the summer school Cultural Objects, Human Rights and International Law, both co-organized by the Centre for Global Heritage and Development.