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Talk: “Reconsidering Development: Rethinking the Relationship between American Foundations and Universities in Africa”

November 22, 2017

Philanthropy in Education: Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives Symposium.

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

The Philanthropy in Education Symposium Series has been launch and co-sponsored by NORRAG, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy ResearchOpen Society Foundations and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. It is also made possible with support from the Education Network of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It seeks to facilitate greater understanding and collaboration between philanthropic organisations, national policymakers, representatives from international organisations, civil society organisations, and academics working in this field. This Inaugural Symposium in Geneva marks the start of a two-year series of symposia, which will take place across the globe. Following the Geneva symposium, other regional symposia in the Philanthropy in Education series are scheduled to take place in Francophone Africa, India, People’s Republic of China, North America, Anglophone Africa and Latin America. The series will conclude with a symposium held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE in 2019.

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