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Landry Signé

Banting Fellow and Lecturer
Stanford Univeristy

Dr. Landry Signé is an award-winning Banting fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University, and lecturer at the Stanford Continuing Studies, where he initiated and designed the first business course focusing on African economic opportunities entitled: Emerging African Markets: Effective Business Development Strategies, Investments and Government Affairs. At the CDDRL, he is currently working on a book analyzing the evolution of Sub-Saharan African economies, political regimes and governance in the 21st century. He also contributes to public debates, and has been published or quoted in the New York Times, Reuters, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Afrik-News, and the Council for a Community of Democracies. He believes Emerging African Markets represent a Golden Opportunity for the Golden State, as he recently presented at the Commonwealth Club of California.

Prior to joining the CDDRL, Dr. Signé was a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for African Studies, administrator of the United Nations Association of Canada-Montreal, and founding president of a firm specialized in accelerating the business expansion of corporations in international markets. He also has wide experience at the University of Montreal, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, the Senate of France, the National Assembly of Cameroon, and a French leading distributor, the Casino Group. He studied political science, international relations, communication, and business, and has received numerous grants, honors and distinctions including the CÉRIUM Award for the Best International PhD Dissertation.

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