Todd Huizinga

Senior Fellow for Europe of the Religious Freedom Institute 

Todd Huizinga is the senior fellow for Europe of the Religious Freedom Institute and a member of the faculty of the Christian Open Academy in Ukraine.   


A U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012, Huizinga served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg and political counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union. He also served in Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Costa Rica. Todd is the author of The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe and Was Europa von Trump lernen kann (What Europe Can Learn from Trump), released in Germany in 2017. Huizinga has been a keynote speaker for Hillsdale College, the Hudson Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, the Ukrainian Catholic University and at other events in the U.S. and Europe. His articles and essays have appeared in leading publications in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and Australia. Todd holds a B.A. in Music and German from Calvin College and an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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