Who is Dave Sinardet?
Dave Sinardet may be a professor, but he certainly doesn’t live in an ivory tower. His mission and his passion: involving everyone in politics. He uses accessible and crystal-clear language to combine his scientific insights with his field knowledge of national politics. So that you really know what is going on.
As a professor of political science at both a Flemish and a French-speaking university (VUB and Saint-Louis), he grasps the Belgian imbroglio like no one else.
As an independent observer of political goings-on, his analyses are sharp and critical, yet nuanced.
And as a leading academic expert on federalism, he is among a handful of people who still know every nook and cranny of Belgium’s state structure.
This has made Dave Sinardet a highly respected voice in the public debate for almost two decades. And this on both sides of the Belgian language border, which is a unique position in this divided country.
For the past 15 years, he has been a regular columnist for all of Belgium's quality newspapers. He is also often consulted by other national and foreign media.
Sinardet has been giving highly-regarded lectures on politics and society for years. He is an inspired and masterful storyteller who likes to interact with his audience. He is also known as a sharp and formidable moderator, especially - although not exclusively - of political debates. He is also a popular panellist and has also successfully started presenting and interviewing in recent years.