Friday, March 25th

10:00am-10:20am – Shuttle service between the Hotel and Conference

10:30am – 11:00am – Conference Opening

11:00am – 12:30pm – Panel Session A

A1: Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Practice: Eastern Africa and the West
Location – Lone Star Room, 3.208
Chair: Dr. Shadrack W. Nasong’o

Dr. Micheal Kithinji
University of Arkansas
Imperial Intrigues and the US Diplomatic Strategy in the Late Colonial and Early Independence Period

Dr. Shadrack W. Nasong’o
Rhodes College
The Global Context and the Changing Face of American Diplomacy towards Kenya: The ‘Red’ Ambassador vs. the ‘Rogue’ Ambassador

Dr. Céline A. Jacquemin
St. Mary’s University
French Foreign Policy in Rwanda: Language, Personal Networks, and Changing Contexts

Dr. Hannington Ochwada
Missouri State University
Insecurity in the Troubled Seas: The US and Kenya Face Terrorism in Eastern Africa


A2: Foreign Influence in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Africa
Location – Texas Governor’s Room, 3.116
Chair: Dr. Steven J. Salm

Miss Iyanuloluwa Adedeji
Redeemer's University
The Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade


Aminah Wallace
Binghamton University
Social Regulation in the Age of Slavery

Dino Palaj
City University of New York, College of Staten Island
Islam and the Politics of Assimilation in French Colonial Algeria

Juan Suarez
University of Texas at Austin
Early Encounters: The Kingdom of the Kongo and global politics and trade in the 15th to 17th century

A3: Africa and the World:  Theoretical Perspectives
Location – Quadrangle Room, 3.304
Chair: Dr. Aderonke Adesola Adesanya

Emma Deputy
University of Texas at Austin
Ideologies of Development in French Algeria: Saint-Simonians, Manifest Destiny and Globalization

Osaore Aideyan
Franklin and Marshall College
Inequality in Africa: Is Globalization to Blame? Exploratory evidence from the Governance Matters VI: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators 2000 – 2010

Dr. Oladele Abiodun Balogun
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Theorizing Conflict and Conflict Resolution in African Philosophical Discourse

Dr. Kunirum Osia
Coppin State University
Africa’s unheralded contributions to World Politics

Dr. Solomon O. Akinboye and S.O. Oloruntoba
University of Lagos
The Crisis of Global Capitalism and Development Trajectory in Africa: in Search for a New Economics?


12:30pm-2:00pm – Lunch
Various places within the Union (Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza, etc.)
Wendy’s Field of Greens
Taco Bell
Bene Pizzeria & Pasta
Smokehouse BBQ
Cactus Café Sushi Bar
Turntable Café
Java City at the Commons
Or places within walking distance.
Step out of the Union, make a right and you are on Guadalupe.
Madam Mam’s (Thai Food), 2514 Guadalupe – it’s north of the co-op
Austin Pizza, 2324 Guadalupe –north of co-op
Slices and Ices, 2530 Guadalupe – north of co-op
Texadelphia (deli), 2422 Guadalupe – north of co-op
Veggie Heaven (tofu, rice), 1914-A Guadalupe – south of the co-op
Pho (Vietnamese food) – south of the co-op
Jack in the Box – north of co-op
Einstein’s Bagels – north of co-op
Subway Sandwiches – 2323 San Antonio St.
Roly Poly Sandwiches – 2421 San Antonio St.
Food Court in Dobie Maill –south of co-op
2:00pm-3:30pm - Panel Session B

Workshop: The Oral and Written Presentation of Your Paper
Location- Texas Governor’s Room, 3.116
Presented By: Kristina Maki and Hetty ter Haar


B1: Africa and the World Wars
Location – Lone Star Room, 3.208
Chair: Dr. Bernth Lindfors

Dr. Meshack Owino
Cleveland State University
In His Majesty's Service: The Akamba of Kenya and a British Fighter Aircraft in World War II


Dr. Tokunbo Adeyemi Ayoola
Second World War and Africa’s Socio-Economic Infrastructures: a Case Study of the Nigerian Railroad System

Cadet Sean G. Plotner
United States Military Academy West Point
Sources for Success: Comparison of the King’s African Rifles’ in World War II and the Mau Mau Rebellion

Prof. Timothy Stapleton
Trent University
The External Military Operations of Colonial Southern Rhodesia and Independent Zimbabwe 1895-2002

Soft Power, Colonization, and the Slave Trade: Africa and the United States across the Centuries
Location – Quadrangle Room, 3.304
Chair: Dr. Larry Yarak

Dr. Sean Kelley
Hartwick College
People of Business: The Vernon Brothers and the Rhode Island Slave Trade, 1753-1806

Dr. Karen Fisher Younger
Pennsylvania State University
Liberia and the U.S. Civil War

Dr. Mitchell Lerner
Ohio State University
Climbing off the Back Burner: The United States and Africa in the Era of Lyndon Johnson

 3:45pm – 5:15pm – Panel Session C

C1: Politics of Land
Location – Texas Governor’s Room, 3.116
Chair: Dr. Catherine Boone

Prof. Emmanuel M. Mbah
City University of New York, College of Staten Island
Globalization and Rural Land Conflict in North-West Cameroon

Alexandra Sowash
University of Texas at Austin
The Political Effects of China’s Acquisition of Agricultural Land in Tanzania and Mozambique

Dr. Christine Saidi
Kutztown Pennsylvania State University
Neo-Apartheid in Modern Zambia


C2: Politics of Identity
Location – Lone Star Room, 3.208
Chair: Dr. Bridget Teboh

 Dr. Brillian Besi Muhonja
James Madison University
Race and Social Islands in Kenyan Cities

Adam Adebayo Sirajudeen
Kogi State University, Anyigba
The Dynamics of Arabic Cultural Resurgence in the Shadow of Clash of Civilization

Dr. Kwame Essien
University of Central Arkansas
Transnational Communities in Africa: The case of Afro-Brazilians and African Americans in Ghana

Dr. Douglas Palmer
Walsh University
The Anonymous African: Graham Greene, Mau Mau and Catholic Post-Colonialism

Dr. Gillian Glaes
Carroll College
Secours Catholique, SOUNDIATA, and the African Immigrant Community in Paris, 1960-1979



C3: Governance in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects
Location: Quadrangle Room, 3.304
Chair: Dr. Mike Odey

Dr. John E. Anegbode and Cletus E. Onakalu
Ambrose Alli University
How Ready is Nigeria For Chinese Investments?

N. Binda Niati
University of Rochester
A New Scam:  A Reassessment of Corruption between Nigeria and the U.S.

E.A. Efeduado Ekiugbo
Delta State University
Ex-Service Men and Governance in Nigeria: The Case of the Fourth Republic

Dr. Rosalyn Musa and Nathaniel Umukoro
Delta State University
Corruption, Poverty and Academic Freedom: Impact on Corporate Social Responsibility of Academics in Nigeria Universities

Muhammed Tanko
The Political Implication of Past and Present Nigerian Financial Crises

5:30pm-6:30pm - Dinner reception (Garrison Hall)
Registered Conference Participants Only
7:00-8:00pm- Keynote Lecture (Student Union Auditorium)

"Africa in World Politics: The Dynamics of a Continent's Shrinking Space in a new Global System: The Laurent Gbagbo Metaphor"

Professor Femi Mimiko, VC, Adekunle Ajasi University, Nigeria



Saturday, March 26th

8:00am-8:20am – Shuttle Service between the Hotel and Conference
8:30am – 9:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am – Panel Session D

Politics of Literature
Location – GAR 0.128
Chair: Dr. Barbara Harlow

Arinpe Adejumo
University of Ibadan
Envisioning Ideal Politics, Democracy, and Sustainable Governance in the Selected Novels of Afolabi Olabi M Tan

Mohammed Alghamdi
Middle Tennessee State University
Askar’s “Consciousness” of Identity and Nationality

Lama Alharbi
Middle Tennessee State University
Coetzee’s Disgrace: What Was Wrong

Dr. Michael Sharp
University of Puerto Rico
Antjie Krog's Country of my Skull, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the New South Africa's Place in World Memory

Dr. Alexander Kure
Kaduna State Univeristy
Strongmen and Strategists: Perspectivising Models of Conflict Resolution in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart and Anthills of the Savannah


D2: Comparing Local and International Politics
Location – GAR 0.132
Chair: Dr. Kwame Essien

Dr. Akin Alao
Obafemi Awolowo University
Always as Friends': African Roots of Alternative Dispute Resolution System

Dr. Rosalie Black Kiah
Norfolk State University
The Role of the Traditional Chieftaincy in Promoting Culture and Development in Contemporary Africa: Perspective from Botswana, Ghana and Zimbabwe

Dr. Aderonke Adesola Adesanya
James Madison University
On the notion of Crossroad and the Challenge of Legitimization: Contemporary African Artists and the Politics of the Local and the Global Space

Phillip Akpen
The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the Development of Africa: Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Hannington Ochwada and Mamadou Sy Tounkara
Missouri State University and Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Politiques et Relations Internationales
The Hunt Will Always Glorify the Hunter': Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow at UNESCO

Aditi Malik
Northwestern University
The ICTR vs. Gacaca Natural Experiment: Making and Remaking International Criminal Law in Rwanda


D3: International Terrorism
Location: GAR 1.126
Chair: TBA

Oluwasegun Thaddaeus Adenyi
Crawford University
Africa's Perception and Supportive Roles in the War against International Terrorism: the Continental Instability as an Albatross

Cadet Kayla Khan
United States Military Academy, West Point
Lothar von Trotha’s Counterinsurgency: An Interpretation of the Herero Genocide through International Perceptions of Terrorism in 1904

Dr. John Babatunde Bamidele Ojo
Government of the District of Columbia
Confronting the Threats of Global Terrorism: Security Challenges of African Nations
Aaron Linderman
Texas A&M University
Afrikaner Influence on the IRA and SOE

10:45am-12:15pm – Panel Session E

Workshop: Preparing Conference Papers for Publication
Location: GAR 0.132
Presented By: Hetty ter Haar and Kristina Maki


E1: Gendered Politics
Location – 2.112
Chair: Dr. Niyi Afolabi

Dr. Aderonke Adesola Adesanya
James Madison University
Mother without the Hood: A Visual narrative of the Travails of Women and Tragedy of Motherhood in the Nigerian State

Fiosa Begai
College of Staten Island, City University of New York
The Politics of Gender Roles: A Comparative Analysis if Female Husbands, Male Daughters and Sworn Virgins Among the Igbo of West Africa, the Nandi and Kikuyu of East Africa, and the Gheg of North Albania

Dr. F.A. Olasupo
Obafemi Awolowo University
Democratizing Traditional Rulership and the Question of Women in it in Africa: a Comparison of Nigeria and South Africa

Dr. Bridget A. Teboh
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Gendering Politics in Africa: Women, Elections and Broken Promises


E2: Emerging Partnerships: India, Brazil, China, and Japan
Location – GAR 1.126
Chair: Dr. Okpeh O. Okpeh

Dr. Felix Kiruthu and Francis Muchoki
Kenyatta University
The New Scramble for Africa? Indo-Kenyan Economic Relations, 1980-2010

Catherine Jimbo Odari
Miami University
The Third Scramble for Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese, Indian, and Brazilian Relations in Africa

J.M. Ayuba
Nasarawa State University
Comrades or Capitalists?: The Changing Nature of Sino-Africa Relations

Kaitlyn Carter
University of Chicago
The Effects Of Chinese Commercial Investment on Governance in African States

Olusegun M. Osinibi
Olabisi Onabanjo University
The Political Economy of Rising Asian Interests in Africa: Problems, Prospects, and Challenges


E3: Political Stability and the State
Location: GAR 0.128
Chair: Dr. Solomon Akinboye

Jacob Butler
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Evolving Political Accountability in Kenya: The Role of International Actors

Dr. Geetha Ganga
Arts and Science College in Chennai, India
Understanding 'Failed State' and 'State Collapse': the Case of Somalia

Semahagn Gashu
 New Approach to State formation in Africa: Transformation of the Ethiopian State from Unitary Absolute background to Decentralized Ethnic Federal Democracy

Nathaniel Umukoro
Delta State University
History of Electoral Systems and Electoral Management in Africa: A Comparative Study of Nigeria and Ghana


Dr. Olufemi A. Akinola and Saba Tesfayohannes Kidane
Obafemi Awolowo University and George Mason University
Utopian nation out of Africa? Eritrea and the limits of exceptionalism, c.1961-2001


E4: The United States, Africa, and Security
Location: GAR 0.120
Chair: Dr. Godfrey Uzoigwe

Chris Agoha
Joint Mission Analysis Center (JMAC), United Nations Mission in Liberia
Africa and Africom: United States Security Interests in Africa

Prof. Amanda Kay McVety
Miami University
Securing the Middle East and Africa: Ethiopia and the United States in the 1950s

Dr. Osita Afoaku
Indiana University, Bloomington
Undervaluation of Africa’s Role in World Affairs: A Case Study of Congo’s Contribution to US Containment Policy

Prof. Jacob Oluwoye and Dr. Akinwale Coker
Alabama A&M University and University of Ibadan
Development of Prototype Containers Technology System (CTS) for Tracking Shipment from Nigeria to United States of America and Support Homeland Security in Monitoring Terrorism Activity: A Conceptual Framework


12:30-2:00pm: Lunch Reception (Garrison Hall)


2:00-3:30 pm Panel Session F

F1: Education and Music as Political Tools
Location – GAR 0.128
Chair: Dr. Steven J. Salm

Francis E. Godwyll and Siphokazi Magadla
Ohio University
The Role of Education in Conflict and Post Conflict Societies: A Discourse Analysis of Rwanda and Liberia
Timothy Nicholson
Stony Brook University
Cold War Educators in Tanzania

Dr. Jamaine Abidogun
Missouri State University
Pan African Theory’s impact on the development of Afrocentric Education in Jamaica

Olasumbo Omolara Loko and Olubenga Olanrewaju Loko
University of Ibadan and Lagos State University
Music: A Remedy for Political Corruption in Africa

F2: Africa and Global Politics during the 1970s
Location – GAR 0.132
Chair: Dr. Mark Lawrence
Discussant: Ryan Irwin, International Security Studies, Yale University

Brian McNeil
University of Texas at Austin
The Imperialism of Humanitarian Aid: The Case of the Nigerian Civil War

Joseph Parrott
University of Texas at Austin
“The Last Colonial Power:”
U.S. and African Responses to Portuguese Imperialism in the 1960s

Chris Dietrich
University of Texas at Austin and Yale International Security Studies
The Southern Divide: The Oil Price Crisis and the Breakup of the Global South, 1974-1977


F3: Political Language, Activism, and Propaganda in Politics
Location: GAR 1.126
Chair: Dr. Celine Jacquemin

Blake Whitaker
Texas A&M University
Fear and Money!: The Strategic Propaganda conflict during the Zimbabwean War for Liberation


Dr. Ann Albuyeh
University of Puerto Rico
Ensuring that Africa’s Voice is Heard in International Forums in the Future: The Language Issues Involved

Dr. M.A. Alo
University of Ibadan
Breaking the Yoke of Culture Dependency: Rhetorical Strategies in Selected Political Discourses of Prominent African Leaders

Dr. Temitope Abiodun Balogun
Osun State University
The Language of Nigerian Women in Politics: An Ideological Reconstruction

Dr. Affiong Effiom
University of Texas at Austin
Performing British Violence in the Nigerian Midwest:
Ahmed Yerima’s Trials of Oba Ovonramwen and the “Narratives” of History


F4: Regionalism and Regional Organizations
Location: GAR 2.112
Chair: Dr. Matthew Heaton

Dr. Okpeh O. Okpeh
Benue State University
Globalization and Regional Impulses from the Global South: A Comparative Study of ECOWAS and ASEAN

Mrs. Kevwe Mary Omoragbon
University of Ibadan
The Legality of ECOWAS Intervention in Peace Support in Terms of the UN Charter

Prof. Kathleen R. Smythe
Xavier University
Failed State or Political Inspiration?

Manuel Ennes Ferreira
Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Changing rules in the Post-Cold War era: Angola’s authoritative policy towards Portugal

Dr. Vincent Dodoo and Dr. Wilhelmina Donkoh
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Nationality and the Pan African State


3:45-5:15pm – Panel G

G1: New Challenges for the 21st Century
Location – GAR 0.128
Chair: Dr. Barbara Harlow

Cameron Wimpy and Kim Yi Dionne
Texas A&M University
Should I Stay or Should I Go? The 2011 Referendum in Southern Sudan

Tolulope Adeogun
Obafemi Awolowo University
The Role and Effectiveness of the African Union (AU) in Darfur Conflict

Tarnjeet Kang
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Never Again: What’s Stopping the International Community from Intervening in Sudan?

Raimonda I”kauskaitò
Vilnius University
 Kidnapping Business and Penalties for Kidnapping as Part of the Niger Delta Conflict

Joseph Eberechukwu Akonye
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education
Kidnapping: the Terror of the 21st Century? Lessons from Southeastern Nigeria

Dr. Arne Bialuschewski
Trent University
State Authority, Markets, and the Rise of Modern Piracy: The Cases of Nigeria and Somalia


 G2: Nineteenth Century Pan-Africanism
Location- GAR 0.132
Chair:  Dr. Omi Jones

Richard Agbor A. Enoh
University of Buea
The Global Implications on Pan Africanism and the Establishment of New Communities in Africa: The Case of Victoria in Southwest Cameroon

Lawrence Aje
University of Cergy
“Africa the land of our fathers”: the emigration of South Carolinians to Liberia in the nineteenth century

Inyang Etim Bassey
University of Calabar
Liberia after Creation: Whither the Pan- Africanist Dream?

Aminah Wallace
Pan-Africanism and Slave Revolts

Isabel Cristina Ferreira dos Reis
Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia - UFRB
African and African-Brazilian Family and Kinship in nineteenth-century Brazil


G3: African Development, Theory and Practice
Location – GAR 2.112
Chair: Dr. Michael Sharp

Prof. Baruti Katembo and Prof. David Akombo
Florida State College and Weber State University
Connecting the Tree Trunk and Branches for Development – Which way for 21st Century Africa?

Oluwaseun Adeola Adenugba
Olabisi Onabanjo University
African Nations: Strategies for Achieving Significant Development

Dr. (Mrs.) Ebunoluwa O. Oduwole
Olabisi Onabanjo University
The Question of Development in Africa

Abidemi Abiola Isola
Babcock University
African Nations as Third World or Developing Nations

Hauwa’u E Yusuf and Adefarakan A. Yusuf
Kaduna State University
 Transcending Elitist Approach and Making a Paradigm Shift From Growth without Development to a 'Populist' Development

Isiaka Aransi
Strengthening Institutional Capacities for Enhancing Government’s Development Agenda in African Nations as “Third World” or “Developing” Nations

G4: Cold War
Location – GAR 1.126
Chair: Dr. Jean Olivier Tchouaffe

Prof. Gorgui Dieng
Cheikh Anta Diop University
The Cold War and Africa: A Critical Evaluation of the ‘failure’ African Independence

Sati Fwatshak
University of Jos
The Cold War and the Emergence of Economic Divergencies: Africa and Asia Compared

Leslie James
London School of Economics and Political Science
‘Playing the Russian Game’: the writing of George Padmore and the labeling of African resistance as Soviet Propaganda

Dr. Cranston S. Knight
Independent Researcher
Cuba and South Africa: Regionalism and Internationalism, Ideology and Conflict, in Southern Africa during the Cold War

Aurélien Poilbout
Research Center of the French Air Force
Sub-Saharan Africa, a key issue for France in cold war


G5: Environment and Natural Resources
Location – GAR 0.120
Chair: Emily Brownell

Jesse Salah Ovadia
York University
Indigenization and Domiciliation: A Historical Approach to National Content in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry

Prof. Martin S. Shanguhyia
Africa and the Making of the Global Environmental Narrative

Prof. Olivier J. Tchouaffe
Southwestern University
Copen Hatin’ An African’s Reading on the aftermath of the Copenhagen’s Climate Change Conference

Major John Ringquist
United States Military, West Point
An Empty Land of Bones: The Deadly Confluence of Warfare, Disease and Environmental Collapse in Early Twentieth Century Kenya

Dr. Donald O. Omagu
Wagner College
Globalization and Developing Economies: Eco Tourism and Sustainable Development in Cross River State, Nigeria.


6:00pm- Open Bar at the Holiday Inn

6:30- 9:00- Banquet


Sunday, March 27th

8:45am-9:00am – Shuttle Service between the Hotel and Conference

9:00am – 9:15am – Breakfast

9:30am – 11:15am – Panel Session H

H1: African Economic Linkages with the Global Economy
Location – GAR 1.126
Chair: Hetty ter Haar

Dr. Roshen Hendrickson
College of Staten Island (CUNY)
The Impact of Global Structural Change on African Governance of Foreign Direct Investment

Prof. June McLaughlin
Queen Mary, University of London
 The Politics of African Stock Exchanges

Derin Ologbenla and Samuel O. Oloruntoba
University of Lagos
The Impacts of the 2007-2009 Global Financial Crisis on the Nigeria Economy: a Case Study of the Nigerian Stock Market

Dr. Lanre Olu-Adeyemi
Adekunle Ajasin University
The Global Economic and Financial Crisis Encumbrance to Africa's Growth and Development

Prof. Rhonda M. Gonzales
University of Texas, San Antonio
Beyond the Swahili: Azania Coastal Economies and Communities c. 300 BCE to 300 CE

H2: Contemporary Pan-Africanism and World Politics
Location – GAR 0.132
Chair: TBA

Segun Ogunbemi
Adekunle Ajasin University
The Spirit of Pan Africanism and African Nationalist Consciousness: The Way Forward in the 21st Century

Sharon Adetutu Omotoso and Emmanuel Adetola Layode
Lead City University
Pan-Africanism and the Place of Africa in Contemporary World Power Politics

Prof. G.N. Uzoigwe
Pan-Africanism in World Politics: The Geopolitics of the Pan-African Movement, 1900-2000

Andrew Ivaska
Concordia University
Dar es Salaam’s Transnational Activist Scene and the Politics of Everyday Life, c. 1960s and ‘70s


H3: Security Issues in Nigeria
Location – GAR 0.128
Chair: Dr. John E. Anegbode

Ayoola Olufisayo Ajayi
Impact of Africa's Continuous Reliance on Developed Nations for Food Supply: a Socio-Economic Appraisal of Food Security and Self Preservation in Nigeria

Efeduado A. Ekiugbo
Delta State University
The Nigerian Police Force and Internal Security in Nigeria

Dr. Chinyere Okolo
Enugu State University Teaching Hospital
Human Security and HIV/AIDS: The Plight of the Internally Displaced Persons at Jos, Nigeria

Benjamin Gugong
Nigerian Defence Academic
Global Financial Crisis, Causes and its Political Implication on the Nigerian Economy
H4: International Connections and Development
Location – GAR 2.112
Chair: Dr. Fehintola A. Mosadomi

Rebecca Owusuaa
University of Cape Coast
 African Nations as "Third World" or Developing Nations and How It Has Affected These Nations in World Politics

Dr. Mike Odey
Benue State University
Perspectives and Contradictions Regarding Africa Nations as Developing or as Third World Nations

John E. Agaba
Benue State University
Foreign Aid and Socio-Economic and Political Development in Africa (selected case studies) (1990-2010)

Hans Erik Stolten
University of Copenhagen
Nordic support to South Africa during and after apartheid: how the history of solidarity was created and used by NGOs and governments


11:30-12:45 pm – Panel I

I1: Politics of Health and Disease
Location – GAR 0.128
Chair: Dr. Neville Hoad

Dr. Matthew Heaton
Virginia Tech
Nigerian Psychiatrists and the Cultural Politics of Schizophrenia, 1955-89

Ben Weiss
Univeristy of Texas at Austin
American Pharmaceutical Influence on Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Relief System

Prof. Austin C. Okigbo
University of Notre Dame
Music and the Politics of Culture in a South African HIV/AIDS Struggle
Dr. Onaiwu W. Ogbomo
Western Michigan University
Leprosy Control in Colonial Nigeria: A Perspective on Medical Mission and International Philanthropy


I2: Africa in the 21st Century
Location – GAR 2.112
Chair: Dr. Segun Ogunbemi

Yafet Tewelde
York University
Blackening Blackness: Africa in the 21st Century

Dr. Alexius Amtaika
University of the Free State South
Have the Spinoffs of the New World Order Eluded Africa?

Manuel Ennes Ferreira
Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitical Card: Angola’s role in North-Africa relations

Flora Okpeh and Okpeh O. Okpeh
Benue State University
Can Africa Claim the 21st Century? Challenges, Opportunities, and Prospects since the End of the Post-Cold War

Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya
Fort Valley State University
Restorative Justice Approaches in Postwar Sierra Leone: A Model for Postwar Reconstruction in Africa?


I3: Socio-Economic Development
Location – GAR 1.126
Chair: Dr. Ann Albuyeh

Nnamdi Obi and Nathaniel Umukoro
Diamond Bank, PLC and Delta State University
Female Migrants, Cash Transfers and Socioeconomic Development in Nigeria: A Study of Benin City, Edo State

Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
University of Lagos
State Capacity and Trade Policy formulation in Post-Colonial Africa: A Case Study of the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements

E.A. Ayuk
Clayton State University
Africa’s External Debt Burden and HIPC Initiative, Is this a Panacea for Developing Countries? Lessons from Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire

Mark Manry
Rochester College
Africanizing Development: Transition and Transformation in Jinja, Uganda 1948-1969

Prof. Marcus Filippello
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Cementing National Identities in Dahomey and Benin: Understanding Development and Re-Conceptualizing African Statehood in a Post-Colonial Framework

I4: Human Politics- Religion and Civil Rights
Location – GAR 0.132
Chair: TBA

Elizabeth Adenike Ajayi
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
Protests from the Pulpit: an Historical Overview of Use of Sermons from Churches in Lagos as Vehicles of Protests against Bad Governance in Post-Independence Nigeria

Dr. Samantha Earley
Indiana University Southeast
Evangelism as Political Protest in Nineteenth Century African Diaspora: Appraising Julia Foote's Spiritual Autobiography A Brand Plucked from the Fire
Kelvin Onongha
The Emergent Church in Africa and the Phenomenon of Reverse Missions

Myra Houser
Howard University
 A Parallel Evolution:  The Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1968-1994