Born and raised in Zwolle, the Netherlands, Pirmin Olde Weghuis is an American Studies graduate student at the University of Groningen. He also completed the Master’s Honours Programme and spent a semester abroad in the United States. Convinced that the meaning and significance of human rights always depend on an individual’s willingness to defend them, Pirmin became an active member of the Youth Organization Freedom and Democracy, and a student representative in the Arts Faculty Council. His master’s thesis examines discourses of liberty and equality in the Early American Republic. He enjoys alpine climbing in the summer and skiing in winter. After graduation, Pirmin hopes to acquire a Ph.D, and plans to pursue a career in global governance.
Updated January 2015