25 September 2017

Farewell lecture former CERES director Ton Dietz: ‘Africa: Still a silver lining?’

Professor Ton Dietz, director of the African Studies Centre Leiden, has retired on 1 September 2017. From 2002 until 2007 he was the Scientific Director of CERES and (part-time) Professor of Social Sciences at Utrecht University. Prof. Ton Dietz has been Director of the African Studies Centre Leiden since 1 May 2010 and is also Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University. He gave his inaugural address in Leiden entitled ‘Silverlining Africa’ on 14 January 2011. Ton Dietz was appointed Professor of Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam in 1995. He was the Scientific Director of AMIDSt, Amsterdam Research Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies in 2008 and 2009.

He will give his valedictory lecture:  ‘Africa: ‘Still a silver lining? on the development of Africa’ on Monday 25 September in Leiden.