Friday, January 16, 2015

Invitation to an International Conference African Philosophical and Intellectual Responses to the Development Crisis in Africa June 10-14, 2015 Abakaliki, Nigeria in cooperation with Ebonyi State University

Invitation to an International Conference
June 10-14, 2015                                                                Abakaliki, Nigeria

in cooperation with
 Ebonyi State University
This conference focuses on evaluating the responses of the African intelligentsia to the current development crisis in the continent as well as encouraging reflections on the recurrent issues in the development crises such as the need to evolve a viable indigenous development oriented ideology that would adequately address such issues as identity and its construction in the context of globalization and cultural pluralism, determinism, freedom and responsibility, the individual and the collective, justice in plural, multi-cultural and international contexts, faith and reason in the public sphere, etc.   

Classifcations of Responses such as: Afro-pessimism; Re-colonization thesis; Nationalism; Afro-constructivism
African theories of Development
Ideology and Development
Justice and Development
Freedom and Responsibility
Ideolgy, Determinism and the Mechanisms of Change
Globalization, Pluralism and the State
Faith and Reason in the Public Sphere and Development

There is no registration fee. Participants will cover their own travel costs and hotel. 

The application should include:
1) a vita that specifies the applicants educational background, professional positions and affiliations, and publications;
2) a letter of intent; and
3) the abstract of the paper by April 1, 2015; full paper by June 1, 2015.

Please send all the information to Joseph C. A. Agbakoba (, Jerry C. Chukwuokolo (jerrychidozie@yahoo.comand

Joseph C. A. Agbakoba
Jerry C. Chukwuokolo

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