Remembering Peter van Krieken, Longtime Professor, International Human Rights Lawyer

| May 26, 2015
Peter Van Krieken

Van Krieken was an inspiration to students and colleagues alike.

The Webster University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Peter van Krieken, longtime former professor of international relations.

Van Krieken joined Webster as a faculty member in 1996 and taught for the institution for 17 years, primarily at the Leiden campus. He also lectured at the St. Louis campus as a visiting professor in 2001 and 2003, and in Thailand in the summer of 2005. He served as a faculty fellow for Webster’s Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.

A beloved, “electric” teacher and international human rights lawyer who made an impact on the lives of countless students, van Krieken was a 2010 recipient of Webster’s William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Read more about van Krieken, his storied career and thoughts from colleagues, in this Global Thinking post.

Plans are in development for a Fall 2015 celebration of his life and service to Webster University. For more information, contact Kelly-Kate Pease, director of the International Relations program, at

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  1. Amujal Sheila says:

    My deepest condolences to the family of Mr.Peter van Krieken. He was an inspirational lecturer. He always said knowledge is not only reading law books but also going out and seeing the world, buy a new book, go to the museum. thank you