Liesbeth Levy (1964) is the Director of Lokaal, Rotterdam an organisation that has earned its reputation in the world of culture and politics. She is a philosopher specializing in dialogue and debate. Levy began 22 years ago as a program maker at the cultural center Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. In 1996 she moved to Rotterdam, a decision which it has had no regrets yet. She joined the Rotterdam Art Foundation, where she was responsible for the department debate. In 2001 she was seconded as a staffer for Rotterdam Cultural Capital. Since 2008, she was next to her work for the Rotterdam Council for Art and Culture (the successor to the RKS) also artistic director of the Zaal de Unie.