Mw. dr. M.A.M. (Marga) Klompé
Honorary supervisor Prof. Dr. J. Stalpers - 1982 –Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen
Marga Klompé (Arnhem, 1912–The Hague, 1986) became the first female minister of the Netherlands in 1956. During the Second World War, she was active in the resistance.
In 1948, she was delegated to the United Nations where she helped negotiate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During that period, she kept a diary that was published in 2012 under the title In Liefde en Rechtvaardigheid (In Love and Justice). Het Daboek van Marga Klompé 1984-1949.
Marga Klompé received an honorary doctorate from the then Katholieke Hogeschool Tilburg on November 25, 1982. At the presentation, Honorary supervisor Jacques Stalpers, Endowed Professor of Social Pedagogy, referred to the French philosopher Domenach: "The revolution leads to nothing if it does not give new meaning to existence." This characterized Klompé's struggle for a better world.
Marga Klompé inspired because of her search for a social and meaningful society. She dedicated herself to social issues (the elderly, refugees, and poverty) and to international justice. Among other things, she was active in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. In 2010, the Marga Klompé endowed Chair was established, with the title 'International Social Responsibility'. Since then Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen has held this Chair.
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