Henriette Rahusen


Instructor - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies


Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
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3307 M Street NW

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Henriette Rahusen (formerly Henriette de Bruyn Kops) obtained her PhD in early modern history, with a focus on international commerce, at Georgetown University in 2005. She is researcher / writer in the Department of Northern Baroque Paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Dr. Rahusen has been Adjunct Professor in the SCS's Liberal Studies program since 2008, using a multi-cultural approach in teaching BLHS-108 Enlightenment, Revolution, Democracy, and BLHS-107 Early Modern World.

Henriette Rahusen was born and raised in the Netherlands. Her 'foreign' life started with a two-year posting on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean, followed by a supposedly temporary move to Washington DC which ended up being permanent. Interim postings took her to Jakarta, Indonesia, for 3 years in the 1990s, and more recently to Sofia, Bulgaria for another 3 years.


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  • PhD, with Distinction (2005) Georgetown University, Early modern European history
  • BA, Summa cum Laude (1998) University of Maryland, History


  • Dutch (speak, read, write)
  • French (speak, read)
  • German (speak, read)