Riggan Presents at the Institute for African Development Symposium

By jretter | April 22, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Riggan, associate professor in the historical and political studies department,​ was recently invited by the Institute for African Development (IAD) at Cornell University to present a paper titled “The Impracticalities of Pragmatic Education: The Disconnect Between Top-Down Human Capital Building Policies and Practices of Schooling.”

Dr. Riggan’s paper was part of IAD’s Spring Symposium, which brought scholars together from around the world to discuss “Education and the Development of Human Capital: Outcomes for Development, Inequality, Inclusiveness and Governance in Africa.”

This is the third time that the IAD has invited Dr. Riggan to present a paper. In 2014, she was invited to present a lecture titled “Human Capital, Freedom and the Multiple Meanings of Being Educated: Using Eritrea to Reflect on Education, Nationalism and the State in Africa” as part of their fall seminar series.