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Europe & Africa: the Making of European Development Aid

General Programming

dateSeptember 27, 2016 timeTuesday, 6:00pm–7:30pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • European Institute
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

In the 1960s, former colonial officials, who had newly joined the ranks of the European administration, played a central role in devising and implementing the European Community development policy. Véronique Dimier shows how these officials built a management system devised to deal with the nascent political African elite, which recycled methods they experimented during colonial times (especially the Indirect Rule). Dimier also examines how this administrative system evolved following the successive enlargements of the European Community and a new international environment influenced by the World Bank and the IMF.

  • Moderator Emmanuelle Saada Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology; Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies Columbia University
  • Lecturer Véronique Dimier Senior Lecturer Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Key Discussant Frederick Cooper Professor New York University