Gert-Jan Segers

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Gert-Jan Segers

Gert Jan Maarten "Gert-Jan" Segers (born 9 July 1969 in Lisse) is a Dutch political scientist and politician. As a member of the ChristianUnion (ChristenUnie) he has been an MP since 20 September 2012. He has also been parliamentary leader since 10 November 2015, succeeding Arie Slob.[1]

Segers studied political science at Leiden University and obtained a master's degree in Western-Islamic relations and the Middle East at Johns Hopkins University. From 2000 to 2007 he was a Christian missionary in Egypt. From 2008 to 2012 he was chairman of the ChristianUnion think tank Mr. G. Groen van Prinsterer Stichting.

He is a columnist for the Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad, and wrote two books about Islam-related topics and also two novels.

Gert-Jan Segers is married with three children. Mayor of Staphorst Theo Segers is a cousin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hooglander Gert-Jan Segers nieuwe fractievoorzitter ChristenUnie" (in Dutch). RTV Utrecht. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.