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Redefining the fight for freedom | Boris van der Ham | TEDxDelft

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Questioning things is something people do every day, about issues small and big. But, says Boris van der Ham, the closer the question touches upon beliefs or convictions, the more those asking the questions are being challenged. And so Boris advocates for those he calls non-believers. Boris has been involved in politics for most of his career, working at both the European and Dutch parliament for the D66 party, a liberal democrats party. Having been a Member of Parliament for ten years, he left his position and now serves as chair to various organisations such as the Dutch Humanist Association. Van der Ham was born in Amsterdam, where he would later study history. He switched to the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts, after which he worked as an actor at various theatre groups. But the appeal of politics was stronger, after being the president of the youth section of D66, a Dutch liberal democrat party. He worked as a parliamentary assistant for both the European and Dutch parliament and was elected several times as a a full-fledged member of Dutch parliament, where he stayed for ten years. At present, Van der Ham is a writer and is chairing various organisations, such as the Dutch Humanist Association. Last year he made the documentary ‘Among non-believers’. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx