Laura Slot a historian, writer and Ivy League trained former journalist based in The Netherlands. She is an advocate for freedom of information.

De Vrijheidsjurist

An initiative of a group of Dutch lawyers and legal professionals emphasizes that essential human rights should and must be protected during these times. People and legal professionals can sign this manifest. I am proud to have supported this group by providing linguistic consultation and editing services. Click here to read the manifest.


On May 18 2021 I was a guest at Café Weltschmerz, an online journalistic think tank that has seen growing popularity since its start in 2014. In my conversation with entrepreneur and coach Fiona Zwart I shared my personal views regarding information flows, media, big tech and our Zeitgeist.


My book Consistency and Change in Bertrand Russell’s Attitude towards War (2008) is an academic publication in the fields of philosophy and history. Published by Sidestone Press in Leiden, The Netherlands.

“Be open to a world where you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways.”

– Anthony Bourdain