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Inaugural address by Professor Jabeen, holder of the Prince Claus Chair

Good governance is not universal 
 
Professor Nasira Jabeen will deliver her inaugural address entitled ‘Good or good enough governance in South Asia: constraints and possibilities’ on 2 April 2007 in the Academiegebouw (University Hall) of Utrecht University. The concept of good governance must be determined for each country and region. This is the only way in which ‘good governance’ can possibly contribute to solving poverty and underdevelopment, according to Professor Nasira Jabeen. On the recommendation of the Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity, Utrecht University has appointed Professor Nasira Jabeen as holder of the Prince Claus Chair for 2006-2007. 
 
Professor Nasira Jabeen (born 1959) is attached to the Institute of Administrative Science at the University of the Punjab (Lahore, Pakistan). She is a published author in a variety of areas, including administrative science, human resources, and the position of women in society in Pakistan. Her analysis presents a well-reasoned synthesis in which she shows the influence of government (within a narrowly defined concept of governance) in relation to national culture. In Utrecht, Professor Jabeen will be based at the Utrecht School of Governance (USBO) in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (REBO). Drawing from her Pakistani background, the primary focus of Professor Jabeen’s teaching and research will be on the possibilities and limitations of ‘good governance’ as a concept in the developing world.
 
Prince Claus Chair 
The Prince Claus Chair is an academic chair in the area of international development held on a rotating basis and established by Utrecht University and the Institute of Social Studies. The Curatorium of the Prince Claus Chair is chaired by Princess Máxima. The academic chair, which is held on an annual, rotating basis by outstanding young academics from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean or the Pacific, alternates between Utrecht University and the Institute of Social Studies. The objective of both institutions in sponsoring the academic chair is to advance research and teaching in the field of international development, in a manner corresponding to the views and ideas of Prince Claus. 

Inaugural address by Professor Nasira Jabeen
The inaugural address will take place on 2 April 2007, at 4.15 p.m. (precisely), in the auditorium (Aula) of the Academiegebouw (University Hall), which is located at Domplein 29 in Utrecht. 
 
Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands has announced that she will attend the inaugural address by Nasira Jabeen. Members of the media may attend subject to accreditation by the Government Information Service (Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst).
 
Accreditation of television journalists and photographers 
Accreditation of television journalists and photographers must be arranged by Friday, 30 March 2007, at 12.00 p.m. Arrangements must be made through the Government Information Service (Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst), Department of Press & Publicity, telephone +31(0)70 3564142, fax +31(0)70 3564684, emailrvd.pers@minaz.nl.
 
Accreditation of other journalists 
Accreditation of other journalists must be arranged by Friday, 30 March 2007, at 12.00 p.m. Arrangements must be made through Ludo Koks, spokesperson for Utrecht University, telephone +31(0)30 2532501, email l.p.m.koks@uu.nl.
 
Website 
About the Prince Claus Chair: www.princeclauschair.nl.
Additional information 
Ludo Koks, spokesperson for Utrecht University, telephone +31(0)30 2532501, email l.p.m.koks@uu.nl.