IEA invites you to the dynamic urban city of Saint-Louis that sits 279 km to the north of Dakar. Novelist Ousmane Socé Diop says this three-hundred-year-old city of Saint-Louis in Senegal is recognizably “the centre of Senegalese elegance and taste”. A visit to Saint-Louis in Senegal takes you into a very dynamic universe of culture with a picturesque and calm side perfect for writing and research retreats.
IEA Saint-Louis’s creed is to be a centre of excellence for rethinking Africa and the world. This commitment comes from the spirit in Senegal’s new policy for higher education and research, a policy adopted on 13th August 2013 to leverage socio-economic development and be a factor for Africa’s integration.
For the 2018-2020 cycle, seven strategic areas will inform programme delivery to achieve IEA Saint Louis goals and fulfil its ambition.
1. Facilitating intellectual and cultural life by organizing an IEA Saint Louis Major Lecture Series.
A breakdown of the lecture series is as follows:
- IEA Inaugural Lecture on “Saint-Louis, Senegal, a Centre of Excellence for thinking Africa and the World”, to be delivered in December 2018 by Professor Djibril Samb
- Lecture on “Youth and Culture”, to be delivered on 4th February 2019 by Amadou Tidiane Wone, writer, in tribute to Hamidou Dia, philosopher, writer and poet (1953-2018)
PRESENTATION OF THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN SAINT-LOUIS, SENEGAL (IAE SAINT-LOUIS, SENEGAL)
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