Dr. Armando R. Lampeeackman 

 

 

Dr. Armando R. Lampe Minister of Education, Science and Sustainable Development of Aruba Government of Aruba

 

Armando Lampe received his Ph.D. in Theology from the Catholic University, 

Nijmegen, and a Master’s degree in sociology from the Universidad 

Iberamericana in Mexico City. He then followed a doctoral program in Latin 

American Studies at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the National 

University of Mexico. He completed his academic studies with a Ph.D. in social 

and cultural sciences at the Free University of Amsterdam. After which he was 

granted three post-doctoral research fellowships in Germany. He has lectured 

at various universities in Mexico, Aruba and Brazil. 

In 2003, Lampe founded a new political party Partido Red Democratico 

(Democratic Network) and was a member of the Foro de Sao Paulo, a Latin 

American organization of the left and middle political spectrum. From 2005 to 

2009, Lampe was a member of the Aruban Parliament. In 2009 he formed an 

alliance with GroenLinks for the EU elections. From 2010 to 2013, Lampe was 

President of the Democratic Network. In 2017 he was elected to government – 

until present.

 

In addition, Lampe has been a Roman Catholic Priest belonging to the Diocese 

of Willemstad from 1986 to 2013.