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16:30 - 18:00 5 October 2010

UCL– French Embassy Conférence-Débat Series 2010/2011: Development, provision of public goods and practical norms in West Africa


Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan is Professor of Anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Marseilles and Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. He has published or contributed to the publication of about 15 books concerning state socio-anthropology in Africa. Jean-Pierre is the author of numerous articles and is also working on health, corruption and African development matters. For about 15 years, he has been running a multisite comparative empirical research programme (in one country or between several countries), leading a team of African and European researchers and PhD students, concerning contemporary issues that pose new challenges in anthropological research. His studies all have social contexts: interactions between doctors and patients, corruption, decentralisation, brokers in development, local forms of state and administration.
Professor Yves Cabannes, UCL Development Planning Unit

In his lecture Professor Olivier de Sardan will speak on ‘Development, provision of public goods and practical norms in West Africa’. In his response Professor Cabannes will address the issues raised by Professor Olivier de Sardan in the context of participatory budgets in African countries.

The event is the second in a series proposed to the UCL Pro-Provost (Europe), Professor Mike Wilson, by Dr Serge Plattard, Counsellor for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in London, in which distinguished researchers based in France and at UCL speak and debate on issues of major contemporary importance at the interfaces between science, technology and society.

The UCL–French Embassy Conférence–Débat Series 2010/2011 is sponsored by the French Embassy, the UCL Pro-Provost (Europe), and by the UCL Grand Challenges programme of the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research).


Tola Okogwu
+44 (0)20 7679 8585 | j.okogwu@ucl.ac.uk


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