Aiding Development: The Moral History of Development Cooperation

9 September 2010 (Block 1: Aiding Development: Motivation and Aid Architecture)


About the lecture:
In this lecture former Minister of Development Cooperation Jan Pronk will will address the history of development cooperation, with a specific focus on the values and mental models that underpinned the different approaches and the occuring shifts over the years.

Prof. Dr. Jan Pronk
Jan Pronk is a professor in Theory and Practice of International Development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. Throughout his professional life professor Pronk has developed an impressive academic and political career with a strong focus on development. At both the ISS and the UvA he was in teaching positions at various occasions, and as member of the Labour Party (PvdA) he was Netherlands Minister of Development Cooperation for a total of 13 years spread over three cabinets (1973-1977 and 1989-1998). More recently Jan Pronk was the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Sudan, mainly attempting to bring the government and rebelling parties in Darfur closer together. Pronk is the author of various books, essays and columns, and has been awarded various honorary titles.

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