Nick Ottens is a columnist and reporter for Wynia’s Week of the Netherlands and Atlantic Sentinel, his own blog and newsletter about the politics of France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. He has reported from Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York for various Dutch- and English-language media, including the Atlantic Council, EUobserver, NRC, Trouw and World Politics Review. In his spare time, he edits the online magazines Never Was and Forgotten Trek.
Nick designed prize competitions to accelerate innovation in agriculture, food and health care at XPRIZE. He is a member of the Netherlands’ liberal party, VVD, and its Liberal Green network.