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Nasira Jabeen appointed to Prince Claus Chair 2006-2007

September 2006

On the recommendation of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity, the Executive Board of Utrecht University has appointed Professor Nasira Jabeen holder of the Chair for 2006 - 2007. Coming from a Pakistani background, Professor Jabeen will focus her teaching and research on the possibilities and constraints of Good Governance as a concept in the world of development. The Prince Claus Chair is a rotating chair in the field of development cooperation and was established by Utrecht University and the Institute of Social Studies. Professor Jabeen will deliver her inaugural lecture on 2 April 2007 at the Academy Building.
 
Good Governance has fast become a central concept in efforts to bolster the quality of governance in developing countries. The concept here relates to the analysis of the broad meaning of ‘Governance’, which is about creating transparency and accountability in the operations of government and private and public (liaison) organisations.
 
Professor Nasira Jabeen (1959) is attached to the Institute of Administrative Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore – Pakistan. She has authored publications in different areas including Administrative Science and Human Resources as well as on the issue of the position of women in Pakistan. Her analyses provide a convincing synthesis showing the influence of government on national culture. At Utrecht, Professor Jabeen will be based at the Utrecht of School of Governance of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. She will deliver her professorial inaugural lecture on 2 April 2007 at the Utrecht Academy Building. 
 
The Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair is chaired by Princess Máxima. The Chair, which is held on an annual, rotating basis by outstanding young graduates from Africa, Asia, Latin-America, the Caribbean or the Pacific, alternates between Utrecht University and the Institute of Social Studies. The aim of the Chair is to advance teaching and research in the field of development cooperation, in line with the views and ideas of Prince Claus. Previous chair holders were Professor Rema Hammami (Palestinian), Professor Gaspar Rivera Salgado (Mexico), Professor Mansoob Murshed (Bangladesh) and Professor Amina Mama (Nigeria/South Africa).
 
More information
Soleanie Martis, Press Relations Utrecht University, Tel (030) 2532411,s.c.c.martis@uu.nl