Ex-A'dam mayor now Leiden prof.

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Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, and former Labour-leader, was appointed Professor by special appointment at the Faculty of Law at the University of Leiden.

Starting in March, Cohen will fulfill the Thorbecke-chair, that was founded in 1988 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Association of Dutch Municipalities. His contract concerns the teaching of the city and the province as a political, administrative, and legal system. The 66-year-old Cohen from Haarlem, North Holland, obtained his Master of Laws degree at the University of Groningen, and his PhD at Leiden University. He was a lecturer at the University of Leiden and dean and rector magnificus at the University of Maastricht. Cohen received two honorary degrees for his contributions to law and society.