Farewell lecture Ton Dietz: 'Africa: Still a silver lining'

Professor Ton Dietz, director of the African Studies Centre Leiden, will be retiring on 1 September 2017. He will give his valedictory lecture Africa: Still a silver lining on the development of Africa on Monday 25 September. You are very welcome to attend, however, there are no more seats available in the lecture hall. You can watch the lecture via a TV screen in adjacent rooms. Since we expect many people for Ton's lecture we cannot guarantee a seat here either. The lecture will be streamed live on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ascleiden. On Tuesday 26 September the live registration of the lecture will become available online.

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 entitled ‘Silverlining Africa’ on 14 January 2011. Ton Dietz was appointed Professor of Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam in 1995. From 2002 until 2007 he was a (part-time) Professor of Social Sciences at Utrecht University and the Scientific Director of CERES, the Research School for Resource Studies for Development. He was the Scientific Director of AMIDSt, Amsterdam Research Institute for Metropolitan and International Development Studies in 2008 and 2009.

Read the farewell interview we did with Ton

Date, time and location

25 September 2017
Academy Building, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden