Presentation of Fabrice Jaumont's book, "Unequal Partners"
Wednesday 10th October
The book will be discussed with Antoine Vaccaro, president of the Center for Study and Research on Philanthropy.
At a time when higher education is once again recognized as a driver of economic development, knowledge societies are demanding new skills, making manufacturing-based economies obsolete, and the context in which universities operate is increasing. their precariousness and forces them to adapt to the best, one may wonder what role international philanthropy can play.
Fabrice Jaumont's book examines the role of American philanthropic foundations and new trends that emerge from this historical context, the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the dead ends that foundations meet regularly and the contexts in which philanthropists global operate today.
The book profiles the main foundations investing in African higher education, those with long experience in the sector, and the most recent ones looking for a place. Rather than presenting these foundations as benefactors who have saved higher education on the continent, this study proposes a nuanced vision that seeks to measure their real impact on universities, as well as the "unequal" partnerships that arise when partners have more resources than the other.
Unequal partner is published by éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme in its French version..
Fabrice Jaumont is a guest researcher at the Humanitarian Aid in Globalization platform. He is Program Director at the FACE Foundation and Education Attaché for the Embassy of France in the United States. See his latest book, The Bilingual Revolution (2017).
Antoine Vaccaro chairs the Center for Studies and Research on Philanthropy. He is a lecturer at Celsa, the University of Management Association and the Ecole des Mines. A specialist in fundraising and philanthropy, he has published numerous books and articles on these topics.