Since September 2018 Wim Weymans succeeded Luuk van Middelaar as the new chair-holder. Like his predecessor, he studied philosophy and history, focusing on political philosophy. Weymans already published in several languages on important European values such as human rights, liberty, equality and democracy. Before becoming the new chair-holder he taught history and theory of human rights (in New York), philosophy (in Leuven and Kortrijk) and philosophy of law and human rights theories (in Antwerp). He studied in Belgium (Leuven and Antwerp) and the UK (Cambridge) and did research in the US (in Centers for European studies of Berkeley and Harvard) and in France (Sciences Po) and Germany (Köln and Mainz).