Orhan Agirdag is an assistant professor of Education and Society at KU Leuven and the University of Amsterdam. He was previously a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His main research interests include teacher education, early childhood education and multilingualism. He is the author of more than hundred publications and has received a number of awards for his work. He is frequently invited to give public talks and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Professor Agirdag is a member of the Young Academy of Belgium.