15 May 2017
President of the Third World Forum and one of the most brilliant intellectuals of the contemporary left, his career has links with the continent of Africa
The Egyptian, economist, political scientist and intellectual Samir Amin joins the Social Forum 2017, The Africas of Africa. Born in Cairo in 1931, he is one of the most brilliant academics of the contemporary left.
The author of numerous works, his career has been marked by his relations with African countries. He was advisor to the Government of Mali, has carried out missions in Guinea and Ghana and has shared his knowledge as professor in Poitiers, Paris and Dakar, where he currently resides.
Samir Amin has been, and is, a tireless fighter, be it through his teaching and counselling of governments, but also through his activism with organizations in which he has played, and continues to play, a central role, as is the case with the Third World Forum and the World Forum for Alternatives.