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Prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer


Jaap de Hoop Scheffer currently holds the Pieter Kooijmans chair in peace, justice and security at Leiden University, teaching courses in international politics and contemporary diplomacy. He has a long career in Dutch politics and was Minister for Foreign Affairs in the first and second Balkenende Cabinet. In 2003, He was also the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. De Hoop Scheffer took up his duties as the 11th NATO Secretary General on 5 January 2004, a position he held for more than five years.