Documentary On the Way to School

We often forget that school is a gift. The story of these four children will make you appreciate this fact. It will also touch your heart. Here is why you should watch ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL. Below, I have also listed several activities for the classroom and for home, as well as theaters where you can catch the movie.

ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL features 4 children who live in different corners of the world, but who share the same thirst for learning. They understand that only education will allow them a better future and that is why every day, they must set out on the long and perilous journey that will lead them to knowledge. Continue reading

Institutionalization of French Heritage language Education in U.S. School Systems: the French Heritage language Program in The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education

I co-wrote a chapter in the newly issued Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education with Jane Ross and Benoît Le Dévédec: Institutionalization of French Heritage language Education in U.S. School Systems, the French Heritage language Program. Continue reading

Presentation of Unequal Partners at the 2017 Annual Global Affairs Conference of Rutgers University

I was invited to speak at the 2017 Global Affairs Conference organized by the Rutgers Division of Global Affairs (DGA) and The Student Association of Global Affairs (SAGA) in Newark, NJ on April 21. The theme was “Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs.” I presented my work and my book Unequal Partners in the panel “Tracing the Roots of Oppression,”  alongside Professor Taja Nia Henderson (Rutgers Law School), Dr. Miloš Hrnjaz (University of Belgrade), and Tyler Huether (Embry-Riddle).
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Unequal Partners reviewed by scholar Sabith Khan

Sabith Khan, scholar with expertise in philanthropy, civil society and communications, reviewed my book Unequal Partners, American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa, on his website “Habits of the Arts.”
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A History of Unequal Partnerships between American Foundations and African Universities – An Article for HistPhil

I contributed a post to HistPhi, a web publication on the history of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, based on my new book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2016). Continue reading

Unequal Partners reviewed by Liz Daly’s Culture Digest

Elizabeth Rose Daly, former director of International Business in the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, joined us at the book talk about Unequal Partners organized at the Albertine Bookstore in New York.
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[video] Book talk about Unequal Partners at Albertine Bookstore

On Wednesday, November 30, I presented Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa with NYU professor of higher education Teboho Moja. We discussed how new philanthropic trends are emerging, and examined the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the updated contexts in which philanthropy operates. Continue reading

Talking Policy: Fabrice Jaumont on Higher Education in Africa

I was recently interviewed for the World Policy Journal regarding my new book, Unequal Partners: American Foundations & Higher Education Development in Africa. and the role of American philanthropic foundations in shaping university education in sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading

Unequal Partners book launch at Carnegie Corporation of New York

I launched my new book Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan., 170 pp., ISBN 978–1–137–59347–4) at Carnegie Corporation of New York. President Vartan Gregorian, who also wrote the preface, introduced the book and myself during a beautiful reception.

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Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania, endorses Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa

Fabrice Jaumont has written a book that needed to be written decades ago. Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education Development in Africa tells the complicated story of how philanthropy has shaped higher education, in both positive and negative ways. Although the “great” philanthropists have been lauded in many books for decades, recent scholarship has challenged their benevolence and that of their foundations. Jaumont provides a fair portrayal of major foundation players in African higher education—those with a long track record and those that have just started to play a role. Rather than present these foundations as saviors that uplift higher education on the continent, Jaumont presents a nuanced view, detailing the profound impact as well as the “unequal” relationships that result when one of the partners has more resources and the other is in need of resources. Of note, the discussions and themes featured in the book are useful to those studying and working with foundations in the USA as well as in Africa. Interestingly, many of the interventions in Africa are similar to those in urban and minority communities in the USA. Overall, Unequal Partners is beautifully written, succinctly and effectively argued, and timely.

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