The Hague Institute continued its successful Premier Perspectives lectures, a unique edition of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Former Prime Minister Wim Kok joined us on 14 October for an enlightening talk on “Fostering democracy and good governance as a contribution to global justice”.
The Purple Coalitions led by Wim Kok, was the first post war government with just secular parties. His two governments oversaw massive economic and social change between 1994 and 2002. Kok served as Deputy Premier and Finance Minister in the third and last Cabinet of his predecessor Lubbers.
From 2009-2013, Kok served as President of the Club of Madrid, an organization of 70 former heads of state and government leaders, promoting democracy and change in the global community.
Listen to Wim Kok’s lecture here: