Europe & Africa: the Making of European Development Aid

Tuesday, September 27, 2016  6:00pm - 7:30pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

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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


    New York University


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