Juriaan Kamp – Duty as empowerment

Jurriaan Kamp, President and Editor-in-Chief, Ode

BIO: Jurriaan Kamp studied international law at the University of Leiden. He worked from 1979 to 1984 on the staff of the European Parliament, and from 1984 to 1986 as economics editorof the nrc Handelsblad, a leading Dutch newspaper. Between1986 and 1990 he worked as a freelance correspondent in India for this newspaper as well as for the magazine Elsevier and for various broadcasting companies. From 1990 to 1993 he was chief economics editor of the nrc Handelsblad.

In 1994 Jurriaan Kamp and Hélène de Puy established the Ode publishing company, which issues a monthly magazine of which Kamp is the editor in chief. Ode is a current-affairs magazine that publishes the other face of the news. It reports on such issues as the abuses of free trade, doing responsible business, home schooling, the challenge of sustainable energy and the promising future of organic farming. Ode goes beyond the familiar dilemmas and searches for thinkers who ask new questions.

Ode also organizes meetings at which inspiring visions are shared within small and large groups. Kamp is co-initiator of the Treaty of Noordwijk aan Zee (December 2000), with signatories from around the world. This treaty contains basic principles for an economics in which people matter, not money and power.

Jurriaan Kamp has written other books published by the Dutch press Lemniscaat: It Is Possible (1998) and Because People Matter(2000). He frequently gives public lectures and presentations.
Jurriaan Kamp is married to Hélène de Puy; together, they have four children: Devika, Majlie, Nina and Wali.