Arco Timmermans is Chair in Public Affairs at the University of Leiden, Institute of Public Administration. Between 2009 and 2014 he was Research Director of the Montesquieu Institute in The Hague, to which he is still associated. Previously he has taught public policy at the Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente. Arco Timmermans received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 1996. He is also a founding member of the Dutch Policy Agendas Project.