Voorhoeve worked as a political consultant for the World Bank
in Washington, D.C.
from April 1973 to January 1977 and soon after as a researcher for the Scientific Council for Government Policy
from January 1977 to January 1979. Voorhoeve taught as a professor of Governmental Studies and International Relations at the Wageningen University from 1 January 1979 to 16 September 1982. Voorhoeve also worked as the executive director of the Telders Foundation
from 10 May 1979 to 16 September 1982.
House of Representatives (1982–1990)
Voorhoeve won against fellow frontbencher Loek Hermans
and took office on 9 July 1986. In December 1986, the new Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and incumbent Deputy Prime Minister Rudolf de Korte
announced that he was stepping down as Leader in favor of Voorhoeve, who succeeded him on 15 December 1986. In the election of 1989
, Voorhoeve was the Lijsttrekker
(top candidate). The People's Party for Freedom and Democracy suffered a loss, losing 5 seats and had 22 seats in the House of Representatives. On 30 April 1990, Voorhoeve announced he was stepping down as Leader and Parliamentary leader. Voorhoeve assumed responsibility for the party's defeat in the election
, but continued to serve in the House of Representatives as a frontbencher chairing the Parliamentary Committee for Defence
House of Representatives (1998–1999) Council of State (1999–2011)
In December 1999, Voorhoeve resigned as a Member of the House of Representatives after being nominated as a Member of the Council of State
, which he assumed from 1 December 1999 to 1 January 2011.
After retiring from politics, Voorhoeve became active in the public sector
and occupied numerous seats as a corporate director and nonprofit director on supervisory boards of companies such as Oxfam
, Trilateral Commission
, Organisation for Scientific Research
, Carnegie Foundation
, Rutgers Nisso Group
, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
, Institute for Multiparty Democracy
, European Centre for Nature Conservation
, International Institute of Social History
, Institute of International Relations Clingendael and the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences
. Voorhoeve also served on several state commissions
and councils on behalf of the government such as the Scientific Council for Government Policy
, Advisory Commission for Asylum Affairs
and the Advisory Council for Foreign Affairs
as an advocate, lobbyist and activist for causes such as human rights
, social justice
, poverty reduction
, the anti-war movement
, the anti-nuclear movement
, and European integration
. Voorhoeve also served as a distinguished professor of Governmental Studies and International Relations at the Leiden University from 30 January 2000 to 30 December 2015, as a distinguished professor of International Relations and War Studies
at the Royal Military Academy
and the Royal Naval College
from 1 January 2001 to 1 January 2011, and as a distinguished professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
, International Relations and Public administration
at The Hague University of Applied Sciences from 14 January 2011 to 15 March 2018. Voorhoeve has also written more than a dozen books since 1979 about Politics, International relations, and Development Cooperation.
Voorhoeve continues to comment on political affairs as of 2019 and holds the distinction as the last serving Minister for Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Affairs.
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Extraordinary Member of the Council of State
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