Rik Torfs is renowned for dancing the macarena on TV, being an internationally respected Professor of canon law, and a flemish politician. He's currently Rector of KU Leuven, one of the most important universities on Europe and holds a prestigious intellectual reputation. Torfs is a guest Professor in four different universities around the world and a highly acclaimed TV personality famous for poking fun at game show contestants but mostly at himself. He has appeared as a guest on most of the top-rated Flemish prime time shows and nurses an envious reputation as a renaissance man; comfortable on the lecture stage, debating chamber, and in the television studio.
How to look at political issues is his main subject. Taking in Euthanasia, global injustice, religious belief and middle class guilt, Torfs is concerned with the big questions namely; life and death. By laying out a subtle argument that admits how relative all our perceptions and beliefs are, and embracing paradox, Torfs has consistently challenged established opinion. He is a heavyweight free thinker who balances a global reputation in research with the highest accolades for television entertainment.