2015

2015 Keynote Lecture

The Role of the Diaspora in Africa's Economic and Political Transformations

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Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza speaks about “The Role of the Diaspora in Africa’s Economic and Political Transformations”. He is introduced by Dr. Akin Ogundiran.

Developing Diaspora in African Human Rights Ideologies

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Chair: Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, York University

Reinterpreting Global Knowledge Through Subaltern Epistemologies

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Chair: Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin

Planting a Private University in Africa - Prof. Jide Owoeye

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Professor Jide Owoeye; Founder, Lead University, speaks about “Lead City University as a bootstrap model for planting a private university in Africa”. He is introduced by Dr. Akin Ogundiran.

Women in Governance and Local Leadership

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Chair: Caroline Faria, Geography Department, The University of Texas at Austin

Cross Border Security Challenges

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Chair: Michael Vickers, Independent Scholar, UK

Youth and Human Rights

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Chair: Steven Salm, Department of History, Xavier University

Critiquing Developmentalism

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Chair: Oduwole Ebunoluwa, Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.

New Directions for Entrepreneurship Development

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Chair, Hauwa'u Evelyn Yusuf, Department of Sociology, Kaduna State University, Nig

Conceptualizing Human Rights in Africa

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Chair: Céline A. Jacquemin, Political Sciences Department, St Mary’s University

Sustainability and Textile Production

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Chair: Moyo Okediji, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin

Nigerian Stability and Contemporary Electorial Policies

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Chair: Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Department of History and Political Science, The University of Texas at Tyler

Educational Frontiers in Humanities and the Arts

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Chair: Ramon A. Fonkoué, Humanities Department, Michigan Technological University

Socio Spatial Segregation and the African Metropolis

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Chair: Professor Leo E. Otoide, Department of History & International Studies, University of Benin, Nigeria.

Examining Cultural Expressions and Urban Livelihood

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Chair: Barbara Harlow, The University of Texas at Austin