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UAA professor Landry Signé recognized by Stanford for contributions to postdoctoral community

by Michelle Saport  |   

Landry Signé was recently honored with Stanford's 2013 Recognition Award.

Landry Signé, assistant professor in UAA's Political Science Department, was recently awarded Standford University's 2013 Recognition Award. A former faculty member at Stanford, and a 2011-2013 Banting Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Signé earned the award for his work as co-chair and co-chief of the 2012 Benefits Committee, which substantially enhanced the life of postdoctoral scholars by mobilizing necessary resources and negotiating with numerous university leaders to enact major policy changes. For more information about the award, visit the Stanford University website.

Landry Signé was born in Cameroon and has lived all over the world. He is the newest professor in UAA's Political Science Department and previously taught at Stanford University and the University of Oxford, in addition to serving as chairman of the Global Network for Africa's Prosperity. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Montreal and is a frequent commentator on issues of African governance, emerging markets and economic development. His work has appeared in many leading periodicals including The New York Times.

Signé will present a free lecture about the developing markets affected by political change, titled "Why Has Democracy Proven Good for Africa?" Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. in UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307.

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