29 november 2016

Cleveringa lecture in Rabat

On Tuesday 29th of November, Professor Ton Dietz will give a lecture in Rabat. Professor Ton Dietz is director of the of the African Studies Centre Leiden. His research focusses on the developments in Africa in all its aspects. 

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Africa 2016-2100

In his lecture entitled “Africa 2016-2100: Demographic Trends and Consequences for the Continent and for the World" he will consider the consequences of rapid population growth for the future of the world and for Africa. What are the consequences of urbanization, migration, resource competition and what is their impact on the population? What are the prospects for economic growth and political turmoil? And what does the current global situation, with economic growth slowing down and the start of the Brexit-Trump era, mean for Africa?

The talk will be in English with a French PowerPoint (“Afrique 2016-2100: Les tendances démographiques et les conséquences pour le continent et pour le monde"), followed by a discussion in both languages.


This lecture is part of the Cleveringa meetings held all over the world, organized by the Leiden University Fund in collaboration with the regional committees. On November 26th 1940, Professor Cleveringa, dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Leiden, held a speech in which he stood up against the measure to fire the Jewish professors. In remembrance of this famous protest speech, scientists of Leiden are holding interesting lectures around the world since 1946.

To find out where the other Cleveringa meetings are held please check Leiden University Fund

Practical details

Time: Tuesday 29nd of November 2016 at 7pm

Place: Residence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands

            Rue Majjat, Av. Mohammed VI – km 4,500, Souissi Rabat

Entrance : Free, but please be so kind to register

RSVP : nimar@hum.leidenuniv.nl


Lezing: Cleveringa lecture in Rabat
Datum: 29 november 2016
Tijd: 19:00 - 19:00
Locatie: Residence of the ambassador of the Netherlands