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I live immersed in my love of people, mathematics, logic, philosophy, writing and creation. I have almost become a politician, once a long time ago, in a country that no longer exists. My left-wing political views have remained. I like to think of myself as an engaged intellectual.
I grew up in Yugoslavia, a place and a culture that I identified with entirely. In 1988 I left for the United States to do a PhD. Unfortunately in 1991 Yugoslavia burst into the flames of war and left me. It ceded to the foreign pressures that did not want us to be strong, independent and united and counted on us to be stupid enough to gulp the talk, which we did. Now that space, euphemistically called 'the Region', consists of seven countries, which in the alphabetic order are: Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. I am a citizen of BiH. Since 1995 I have been a Belgian citizen and since 2016 a UK one.
I share my life between the UK (London) and France (Paris). I like France since for me it is like Yugoslavia but bigger, stronger and more established. I work as a Professor of Mathematics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK and a Membre Associée of the Institut de la Philosophie des Sciences et la Technologie (IHPST), Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Paris, France.
I am also the founder and director of the consulting company Logique Consult.
My family are the mathematician Jean-Marc Vanden-Broeck and our daughter Ada Vanden-Broeck, who was born on September 2, 2006.