DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE SEMINAR: International Experiences of Public Sector Reforms

826 Government Ave, Arcadia, Pretoria
Main speakers: 

Jennifer Widner

Jennifer Widner is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs and Director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for International Peace Justice at Princeton
University. Before joining Princeton in 2004, she was Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan
and Associate Professor of Government at Harvard until 1994.  
Professor Widner’s specialization is on Democratic Institutions and on Constitutions in developing countries,
particular in Africa. Her current research focuses on constitution writing and constitutional design, as well as
institutions and service delivery in developing countries, especially Africa.  Her interests are however across a
range of areas, in constitution writing and conflict resolution, in institutional performance, in the development of
judicial institutions, and in African politics. 
She has published extensively and across a variety of journals (Democratization, Journal of Development
Studies, Daedalus, the American Journal of International Law, etc.) on a range of topics.  She is author or editor
of several books, including Building the Rule of Law (W. W. Norton), a study of courts and law in Africa and
Economic Change and Political Liberalization in sub-Saharan Africa (John Hopkins University Press).

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This event is part of a series:

Development Dialogue Seminar Series

The Development Dialogue Seminar is a seminar series hosted by TIPS. The seminars offer a platform to share views and ideas on specific development issues and alternative policy strategies.

Though the seminar programme has been designed for government officials for whom the themes tackled are of relevance, the seminars fact focuses on a wide range of topical development issues. The themes covered span the informal economy to specific trade negotiation challenges. The seminars also attempts to offer perspectives from other countries in the region and beyond.

Who can attend?

Government officials and others who contribute to policy are targeted by the seminar series but all are welcome, though places are limited.

If you would like to attend please contact Natasha [at] tips [dot] org [dot] za. Please specify food allergies if any, as a light lunch will be served prior to the seminar.


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