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IMAGE: Horace Campbell 2014 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address: "Cultures of Peace vs. Cultures of War in World Politics"
Friday, April 11, 2014

Room 214 Oscar Ritchie Hall 

1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Keynote Speaker 2014

Horace Campbell is Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University in Syracuse New York.  He is a noted Pan African Scholar and writer.  From his early years in Jamaica, Campbell has been involved in the Liberation Struggle and in the struggles for peace and justice.  From his years in Toronto, Canada to his sojourns in Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe), the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, he has been an influential force, offering alternatives to the hegemonic ideas of Eurocentrism.  In an attempt to theorize new concepts of revolution in the 21st   century Horace Campbell has been seeking to popularize the philosophy of ubuntu and to expand on his ideas of fractals and the importance of emancipatory politics.  His new book, Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA, is about the centrality of the humanist philosophy of ubuntu to emancipatory politics and the reconceptualization of revolution in the 21st century.

Keynote Speaker 2012

Dr. Sylviane Diouf is an award-winning historian specializing in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, slavery, and migrations. She is the author most recently of Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America(Oxford)which received awards from the American Historical Association, the Alabama Historical Association, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her book Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NYU) was named Outstanding Academic Book. She is the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies (Ohio) and the co-editor of In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience (National Geographic). A recipient of the Dr. Betty Shabazz Achievement Award, the Warith Deen Mohammed Award, the Pen and Brush Achievement Award, and the Rosa Parks Award, Dr. Diouf has appeared in several documentaries. She is a Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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