Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought


Samir Amin

Born 04.09.1931 in Cairo/Egypt

University Studies

  • Diploma of Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris (1952)
  • Diploma of Statistics and Mathematics, Paris (1956)
  • Ph D Economics, Paris (1957)
  • Professor of Economics 1966

Professional Career

  • Head of Research Department, Organisation of Economic Development, Cairo (1957-1960)
  • Advisor, Ministry of Planning, Bamako/Mali (1960-1963)
  • Professor at IDEP, Universities of Poitiers, Dakar, Paris (1963-1970)
  • Director of U.N. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (UN-IDEP), Dakar (1970-1980)
  • Since 1980, Director, Third World Forum, Dakar President of the World Forum for Alternatives

Selected Publications:

Biography – Work – Publications