Authenticity in Politics: An Evening with Annelies Verlinden

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Authenticity in Politics: An Evening with Annelies Verlinden

What does it take to lead with integrity? Join Annelies Verlinden as she shares insights from her book and time as Minister of Interior Affairs.

Annelies Verlinden, the Minister of Interior Affairs, will discuss her journey from a legal career to navigating the complexities of Belgian politics. Drawing from her book “Eerlijk gezegd,” she will share her candid experiences, challenges, and the principles of authentic leadership. 

This event is a unique opportunity to understand the balance between personal values and political responsibilities, and how integrity can shape effective governance. Engage in a thought-provoking discussion and gain valuable insights into modern political leadership.


Annelies Verlinden

Annelies Verlinden was Belgium’s Minister of Interior Affairs, known for her transition from managing partner at DLA Piper to a key political figure. She has played a significant role in managing crises like the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 floods. Annelies is also the author of “Eerlijk gezegd,” where she reflects on her political journey and leadership principles. Her background in law and her commitment to public service make her a pivotal figure in Belgian politics.
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Place Poelaert, 6
1000 Brussels
Parking Poelaert, Place Poelaert 1000 Brussels

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Thu. December 5, 6:30PM
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