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Nikolaos van Dam

Nikolaos (Koos) van Dam, Ambassador (retired) at Dutch Embassy
Nikolaos van Dam

Dr. Nikolaos (Koos) van Dam (1945) is a specialist on the Middle East who served as Ambassador of the Netherlands to Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Germany and Indonesia. Van Dam studied Political & Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), including International Relations and History of the Modern Middle East, as well as Arabic Language and Islam, graduating cum laude in 1973 with the degree of Doctorandus (Drs) of Political & Social Sciences. Van Dam was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature at the University of Amsterdam in 1977, after successfully defending his thesis on The Role of Sectarianism, Regionalism and Tribalism in the Struggle for Political Power in Syria.

 

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