Renée Frissen is the first lady of the Instituut voor Publieke Waarden (Insitute of Public Values) and pragmatic idealism is her middle name. As an adamant generalist, she takes a sharply analytical and critical stand on social issues. She is an action researcher at the IPW and her motto is: “Political questions are far too serious to be left to politicians” (Hannah Arendt). Renée is also the CEO of Open Embassy, a centre of expertise that develops knowledge about and solutions for the question of integration, as well as creating a digital integration helpdesk for holders of a residence permit. Renée Frissen publishes quite regularly, either through books and blogs or in newspapers.
Renée Frissen and Albert Jan Kruiter, both of IPW, teach a breakout on 9 November 2017 in Enschede.