Prof. Alex Brenninkmeijer is Professor of The Rule of Law’s Institutional Aspects at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Brenninkmeijer will be affiliated with the research pillar Institutions for Democratic Governance, Citizenship and Trust. He was the National Ombudsman from October 2005 to January 2014 when he became a member of the European Court of Auditors. He has ample experience in monitoring public administration. He is a trailblazer in the field of conflict resolution and mediation. He specializes in the area of good relations between citizens and government, conflict analysis and methods of conflict resolution and justice.