Ferry Biedermann

Ferry Biedermann

Visiting Fellow


Ferry Biedermann is a journalist and foreign correspondent interested in international relations and political trends, particularly concerning issues such as populism and migration. He has reported from Europe on a broad range of issues, from arts and culture to socio-economic issues and international politics.

He has extensively written on Brexit, including from Birmingham for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw. His work regularly appears in The New European and The Lancet and he is editor-in-chief of Benjamin, a Jewish community quarterly in The Netherlands. He has also contributed to, among others, The Thompson Reuters Foundation, The Washington Post, The National, CNBC and Foreign Policy.

Previously he has spent more than a decade as a correspondent in the Middle East for, among others, The Financial Times and the Dutch daily newspaper de Volkskrant. He reported from Iraq before, during and after the 2003 invasion, covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for many years and was based in Jerusalem, Beirut and Amman.

Ferry has an MA in international journalism from City University, London, and started his career working for trade magazines in the UK. More recently he served on the board of, and chaired, the periodicals section of the Dutch journalist’s association, NVJ.

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