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  • Steven van Hoogstraten

    Farewell Interview Mr. Steven van Hoogstraten

    January 29, 2016

    After serving the Carnegie Foundation as General-Director and The Hague Academy as Treasurer for a period of 13 years, Steven van Hoogstraten has officially retired on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016. For this occasion, we interviewed him and reflected on his career and achievements, his most memorable moments and his initial and future hopes for the Peace Palace. Steven van Hoogstraten started his career working at various Dutch Ministries where much of his work was focused on the implementation of European and International Law into the Dutch legal system.

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  • A Tribute to Steven van Hoogstraten by Bernard Bot

    January 29, 2016

    On Wednesday 27 January 2016, the Carnegie Foundation has bid an official farewell to its former General-Director and Treasurer of The Hague Academy of International Law, Mr. Steven van Hoogstraten. After serving the Carnegie Foundation for thirteen years, Mr. Van Hoogstraten has been succeeded on July 1st by Mr. Erik de Baedts. To mark this special occasion, the Carnegie Foundation organised a seminar-debate titled “The Peace Palace, International Centre for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes” with various distinghuised speakers. A farewell tribute by Dr. Bernard Bot, Chairman of the Board of the Carnegie Foundation, President of the Administrative Council of The Hague Academy of International Law. [Text in Dutch]

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  • Yves Daudet

    A Tribute to Steven van Hoogstraten by Yves Daudet

    January 29, 2016

    A farewell tribute to Steven van Hoogstraten by Professor Yves Daudet, Secretary-General of The Hague Academy of International Law, Emeritus Professor at Paris I University (Panthéon-Sorbonne). [Text in French:] ‘Le Trésorier de l’Académie qu’il était a porté à l’institution une attention constante et précise. Il avait de l’Académie une connaissance profonde et détaillée que servait un grand attachement à celle-ci.’

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  • Hope Elizabeth May

    A Tribute to Steven van Hoogstraten by Hope Elizabeth May

    January 29, 2016

    A farewell tribute to Steven van Hoogstraten by Professor Hope Elizabeth May, Central Michigan University: “Mr. van Hoogstraten has used and built upon the symbolic history of the Peace Palace at a crucial time in the development of the Temple of Law and International Ethics. Steven van Hoogstraten has helped us to ‘go on with the mighty work’ in a way that reminds us that two important stones in this Temple are public education and involvement, and an historic narrative of the Peace through Law movement that duly recognizes the labors of both men and women.”

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  • Erik de Baedts

    Farewell Messages Erik de Baedts and Jeroen Vervliet

    January 29, 2016

    Farewell Messages by Erik de Baedts, General-Director Carnegie Foundation and Treasurer of The Hague Academy of International Law and Jeroen Vervliet, Director Peace Palace Library. [Text in Dutch and English]

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  • Het Leven van Hugo de Groot

    The Perfect Farewell Gift: “The Life of Hugo Grotius”

    January 29, 2016

    For the last few months, the Peace Palace Library was on a mission of finding the perfect farewell gift for Steven van Hoogstraten upon the occasion of his retirement as the General-Director of the Carnegie Foundation. Since we prefer to remain true to ourselves, we decided to give to him a special work titled ‘The Life of Hugo Grotius’ (Het Leven van Hugo de Groot). This antique book was published in 1785 and is an early biography on the life of Grotius, the founding Father of International Law.

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  • Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting 1914

    Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting 1914

    January 1, 2014

    Andrew Carnegie’s New Year Greeting was published in The Independant magazine on January 5, 1914. At that time, he was still optimistic on the possibility of a permanent end to war. He had always believed in the power of international law to stave off conflict, and he trusted that future wars would be averted by international arbitration. However, only six months later, World War I began.

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  • Andrew Carnegie. Photo collection Carnegie Foundation

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: Inspired Advocates and a Philanthropist

    April 5, 2013

    Shortly after the 1899 Hague Peace Conference had ended, William T. Stead, a highly energetic and respected British journalist and pacifist who had followed the peace conference as an observer, and Andrew D. White, the American head of delegation and ambassador in Germany, convinced the Scottish-born American steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to finance the ‘Temple for Peace’ that was to become the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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  • Peace Conference, The Hague 1899. Plenary Session in the Orange Room, Huis ten Bosch Palace. Collection Peace Palace Library

    Building a ‘Temple for Peace’: the 1899 Hague Peace Conference

    January 24, 2013

    This year, the Peace Palace, will celebrate its 100-year Anniversary. As official celebrations will commence in August, the Peace Palace Library starts with a series of library blogs in retrospect. The foundation of the Peace Palace in 1913 marked a pivotal point between two centuries. At the end of the 19th century, the idea of world peace was blooming as never before. At the dawn of the 20th century however, expectations had toned down considerably.

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