Machiel Keestra appointed new Central Diversity Officer

With effect from 1 February 2022, Machiel Keestra will be the new Central Diversity Officer (CDO) of the University of Amsterdam. Keestra is being appointed for a period of three years, with a possible reappointment for another three years. He will also remain an assistant professor at the UvA's Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. Keestra will … Continue reading Machiel Keestra appointed new Central Diversity Officer

CDO Magazine: 2020 annual report and 2020 plan

Cover Chief Diversity Office magazine 2021

Check out the online magazine We are proud to present the second edition of the Chief Diversity Officer magazine, containing the 2020 annual report and 2021 plan: Discrimination and decolonization. You can read about our priorities and milestones, learn more about our focus points for 2021, see the overview of our workshops and more. You … Continue reading CDO Magazine: 2020 annual report and 2020 plan

Diversity 2.0

By Chief Diversity Officer Anne de Graaf Two years into this highly politicized job and the level of resistance is shifting. I welcome everybody’s feedback and am using it in constructive ways. On the one hand there are people who see any change, let alone change that concerns diversity equity, and inclusion—as a threat. There … Continue reading Diversity 2.0