Presenting My New Book, Partenaires inégaux, at Fordham University

My first talk in French in a long while was at Fordham University where I was invited to present my new book, Partenaires inégaux : fondations américaines et universités en Afrique (Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme), to students in international relations and French studies.

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Empowering Families and School Communities for a Future of Education in Two Languages

I was thrilled to give a keynote speech during the annual conference of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) on March 15. The theme chosen for NYSABE’s 41st Annual Conference was Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners from Early Childhood through High School and Beyond.

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What Is the Influence of American Foundations on Universities in Africa?

What is the influence of American foundations on universities in Africa?
By Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC

University of Cape Town, South Africa: $80,902,000
Largest donor: Gates Foundation

University of Makere, Uganda: $42,352,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation

University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: $28,742,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation

University of Ghana: $19,992,000
Largest donor: Ford Foundation

University of Ibadan, Nigeria: $14,162,000
Largest donor: MacArthur Foundation

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[FR] Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?

Quelle est l’influence des fondations américaines sur les universités en Afrique ?
Par Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC

Université du Cap. Afrique du Sud : 80 902 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Gates

Université Makere. Ouganda : 42 352 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Rockefeller

Université de Kwazulu-Natal, Afrique du Sud : 28 742 000 $
Premier donateur : Carnegie Corporation of New York

Université du Ghana, 19 992 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation Ford

Université d’Ibadan, Nigeria : 14 162 000 $
Premier donateur : Fondation MacArthur

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Heritage Language Conference in Los Angeles

DWR7GcqU8AACHOk.jpg largeI was thrilled to take part in the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages in Los Angeles (February 1617, 2018). The conference was organized by National Heritage Language Resource and focused on heritage and community language studies as a multi-disciplinary field. Papers, posters, and panels relevant to heritage language research and pedagogy were presented from the perspective of disciplines that include, but are not limited to, the following: anthropology, education, applied linguistics, linguistics, assessment, policy, bilingualism, psychology, demographics, sociology.

I presented in a panel with Jane Ross (New York University) and Maya Smith (University of Washington), and was honored to represent the FACE Foundation, which has hosted the French Heritage Language Program since 2005. Our talk, entitled “Multiculturalism and Multilingualism: Creative Teaching Techniques in the Heritage Language Classroom,” featured the French Heritage Language Program which has sought to address the needs of underserved French-speaking communities throughout the U.S. With the goal of “making French an asset for new Americans,” the FHLP creates a space where these students can construct their identities as multilingual speakers and learn the value of their various cultural backgrounds. You can download our PowerPoint presentation here: Ross_Smith_Jaumont_NHLRC18

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[video] My Interview for NORRAG – Relationship Between American Foundations and Universities in Africa

Last November, I was in Geneva to present my research on philanthropy and education, as well as my book Unequal Partners, at the Inaugural Symposium, “Philanthropy on Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives.” Below is an interview I gave after my presentation, “Reconsidering development: Rethinking the relationship between American foundations and universities in Africa.”

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[Parution] Partenaires inégaux. Fondations américaines et universités en Afrique

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Partenaires inégaux. Fondations américaines et universités en Afrique

Collection “le(bien)commun”
En vente en librairie à partir du 12 février 2018 ou en ligne www.lcdpu.fr
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The Burlington Bilingual Initiative

I recently took part in a broadcast panel discussion on bilingual education at the CCTV Center for Media & Democracy (Channel 17) in Burlington, Vermont, to both present my book, The Bilingual Revolution, and support efforts to create a bilingual educational experience in the school system of Burlington. Host Steve Norman, Francophile and activist, took part in this discussion alongside Congo-born Cleophace Mukeba, Vermont Ibutwa Initiative founder, and Burlington City Council President Jane Knodell. Continue reading

Unequal Partners Reviewed in the Philanthropy & Education Journal

Kyle A. Long wrote a great review of my book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa in the recently-launched journal, Philanthropy & Education, put together by Professor Noah Drezner of Columbia University, Indiana University Press and Teachers College. Here is an extract of the review. You can subscribe to the journal by visiting  this webpage.

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A New Forum to Discuss Empirical Research on Philanthropy and Education

I was recently in Switzerland to present my research on philanthropy and education as well as my book Unequal Partners at the Inaugural Symposium “Philanthropy on Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives.” The Symposium, which took place at The Graduate Institute in Geneva on November 22-24, was the perfect place to discuss issues related to philanthropy in education.

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