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									                           HOWARD UNIVERSITY
                            WASHINGTON, DC 20059

                     INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
                 THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF
              GLOBALIZATION AT THE DAWN OF THE MILLENNIUM

                                 PROGRAM


                          TUESDAY APRIL 10, 2001


9:00 am-10:30 am   A SPECIAL CONFERENCE EVENT

                   INTERNATIONAL ROUND TABLE

                   RACISM, BIGOTRY AND XENOPHOBIA IN HISTORICAL AND
                   CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE: THE GLOBALIZATION OF
                   HUMAN RIGHTS, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW

                   Chair: Dr. Ronald Walters
                          Government & Politics
                          Director, African American Leadership Program in the
                           Academy of Leadership
                          University of Maryland College Park

                   Panelists:

                          Debra A. Carr, Esq.
                          Chair, Interagency Task Force UN World Conference
                          Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia
                          and Related Intolerance

                          Dr. Aklog Birara
                          Senior Advisor to the Conference on Combating Racism
                           and Discrimination
                          The World Bank

                          Shirley Wilcher
                          President, Wilcher Global
                          Former Deputy A/Secretary for Federal Contract
                             Compliance, U.S. Dept. of Labor

                          Dr. Robert J. Cummings
                          Chairman, African Studies Department
                          Chair, Howard U. Republic of South African Program


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                            Ted Constantine
                            Office of International Religious Freedom
                            U. S. Department of State




10:45 am-12:15 pm THE DYNAMICS AND VISIONS OF AN INTEGRATING WORLD:
                    UNDERSTANDING THE TECHNOLOGICAL BUSINESS AND
                    SOCIOPOLITICAL FORCES OF GLOBALIZATION

                    Chair: Professor Abiyi Ford
                           School of Communications
                           Howard University

      The Telephone, the Fax Machine, Telex, Radio and TV as the Modern High-
      speed Roads of Information Flow: Challenges and opportunities for business
      governance and community in the 21 century.
                           Dr. Patricia McCormick
                           School of Communications
                           Howard University

      Cyberspace as the Equal Opportunity Connector Instrument of Globalization:
      Business, government and grassroot participants use of the Internet.
                           Orde Kittrie
                           U. S. Department of State

      The Global Rise of Reggie Music: Local creation or cultural imperialism
                           Dr. Carl Burrowes
                           School of Communications
                           Howard University

      Post-modern International Affairs: The new age of globalization.
                            Dr. Masoud Kavoossi
                            International Business
                            Howard University

      The Death of Physical and Social Distance: The information revolution and the
      communications and transport technologies as the arteries connecting the globe.
                           Professor Abiyi Ford
                           School of Communications
                           Howard University

12:15 pm-1:45 pm    LUNCH


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1:45 pm-3:15 pm     THE PROMISES AND PITFALLS OF GLOBALIZATION

                    Chair: Dr. Michael Frazier
                           Political Science
                           Howard University




      Globalization—Past, Present, Future: Promises, perils.
                           Dr. Alem Hailu
                           African Studies
                           Howard University

      The Essential Dilemmas of Globalization.
                          Dr. Peter Baofu
                          Fulbright Scholar, Consultant, Author

      Multinational Corporations as Conveyor Belts for the Spread of Wealth, Jobs and
      Technology Across the World.
                           John Muleta
                           Executive V-President
                           Navisite Inc.

      Growth, Free Trade and Limited Government in the Global Economy:
      Opportunities, pitfalls.
                              Dr. Kofi Dompere
                              Economics
                              Howard University

      Setting the Architecture of a New International Order for Steering Global
      Transformation: An agenda for change.
                             Njoki Njehu
                             Director, 50 YEARS IS ENOUGH NETWORK

3:30 pm-5:00 pm     THE GLOBAL ISSUES—LOCAL PERSPECTIVES AND RESPONSES:
                    THE ROLE OF HOWARD UNIVERSITY YOUTH IN MEETING THE
                    CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION

                                   Co-Chair:

          Ms. Kali Jones                                 Dr. Alem Hailu
          Associate Director for Programs                African Studies
          Ralph J. Bunche Center                         Howard University

      Globalization and the Empowerment of the Youth: Responses to the opportunities


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of the latest information and communications revolution.
                        Jason Smith
                        Editor, Hilltop
                        Howard University

Shining a Spotlight on Globalization and its Challenges for the Youth: Howard
University and the imperatives for claiming the 21st century.
                      Sellano Simmons
                      President, Howard University Students Association

Language, Ethnicity and Community: The challenges and opportunities of
globalization for Latin Americans.
                       Jennifer B. Smith
                       President, Student Organization of University Latinas

Making Globalization Work For Less Developed Nations: The significance of
international communication systems for peace, growth and development.
                     Gboyega Olusoga
                     Intern, Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center

The Digital Divide—Parallel Societies or Integrating Communities: Bridging the
gap between minority education and mainstream America for the 21st century.
                     Tasha Davis
                     President, Graduate Students Association
                     Political Science

Howard Youth, Globalization and the Challenges of Addressing International
Misfortunes.
                   Dario Arnoux
                   Africa Future Forum

The Millennial Generation, Information Technology and Entrepreneurship:
Putting minorities and women on the right side of the digital divide.
                      Nicole Morgan
                      Student U N Representative, Political Science

The Dot Com Generation: Shifts in Power and Responsibility.
                   Martinatina Martin
                   Japanese American Conference

The Internet as the “First Industrial Revolution in History to be Led by the
Young”: Issues, challenges, opportunities.
                       Amein Carless
                       President, Caribbean Student Association




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5:30 pm             CONFERENCE RECEPTION
                    FOUNDERS LIBRARY
                    BROWSING ROOM




                         WEDNESDAY APRIL 11, 2001
RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
9:00 am–9:30 am     OPENING REMARKS:

                            Ambassador Horace G. Dawson, Jr.
                            Director, Ralph J. Bunch International Affairs Center
                            Howard University

                            Dr. Robert J. Cummings
                            Chairman, Department of African Studies
                            Howard University


                    WELCOME ADDRESS:

                            C. Payne Lucas
                            Honorary President of the Conference
                            President, Africare



9:30 am-11:00 am    GLOBALIZATION: BACKGROUND, ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES

                    Chair: Robert J. Cummings
                           Chairman, African Studies Department
                           Howard University Republic of South Africa Program

      The Long March of Globalization: Conquests, trade and the cross-border flow of
      ideas, goods and people as globalization’s historic foundations.
                            Ismail Lagardien
                            The World Bank

      "Job Insecurity, Financial Volatility, Economic Uncertainty is a Global
      Phenomenon": Myths and realities of globalization.


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                            Daniel T. Griswold
                            CATO Institute

      Political Liberalism, Free Trade and Deregulation in the Global Economy: The
      end of communism and governments' role in facilitating the process of
      globalization.
                             John Hulsman
                             Institute for International Studies
                             The Heritage Foundation


      The Marriage of Business and Technology: Banks, financial institutions and
      investment corporations' role in integrating the world in the Information Age.
                            Dr. Michael Frazier
                            Political Science
                            Howard University

      The Citizen Backlash Against Corporate Led Globalization.
                           John Cavanagh,
                           Director, Institute for Policy Studies

      The Global Future: Forecasts and trends.
                           Ellen Laipson
                           Vice Chairman, The National Intelligence Council

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BROWSING ROOM
9:45 am-11:45 pm GENDER, GLOBALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY
                 Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Learning Partnership

                                    Co-Chair:
             Dr. Mahnaz Afkami                     Dr. Jeanne Toungara
             President, WLP                        History, Howard University

                            Ms. Gracia Hillman
                            President & CEO
                            World Space Foundation

                            Dr. Dennis Foote
                            Vice President for Global Learning
                            Academy for Educational Development

                            Ms. Nancy Taggert
                            Academy for Educational Development

                            Ms. Victoria Vrana
                            The Morino Institute


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                            Discussant:
                            Dr. Claire Smith
                            Senior Lecturer, Flinders University
                            South Australia




RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
11:15am-12:45 pm     TRADE, PROSPERITY AND STABILITY : REVISITINGTHE DEBATE
                     ON THE DYNAMICS OF GLOBALIZATION

                     Chair: Claude Barfield
                            American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

      The IMF as an Agency of Change in a Globalizing World.
                          Jes`us Seade
                          Assistant Director, Policy Development and Review Dept.
                          IMF

      Globalization as the Instrument for Raising Living Standards: Myths, realities.
                             Mark Weisbrot
                             Center for Economic and Policy Research

      Growing Global Wealth, Prosperity and Disparities in the Global Village:
      Reexamining concepts, principles and processes.
                          Dr. Wilfred David
                          African Studies
                          Howard University

      Globalization and Hegemony in the Semi-periphery: Canada’s experience under
      the North American Free Trade Agreement.
                           Stephen Clarkson
                           Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

      Global Commerce Without Global Governance: Balancing the competing
      Demands of free trade and sovereignty.
                           Claude Barfield
                           American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research



FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM



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12:30 pm-2:15 pm      GENDER, GLOBALIZATION AND LEADERSHIP
                     Co-Sponsored by Women’s Foreign Policy Group


                                  Co-Chair:
             Ms. Patricia Ellis                   Dr. Jeanne Toungara
             President, WFPG                      History, Howard University




                                  Speakers:

                            Latin America
                            Ms. Mayra Buvinic
                            Director of Sustainable Development
                            Inter American Development Bank

                            Europe (France)
                            Ms. Remi Marechaux
                            Political Director
                            Embassy of France

                            South Asia (Afghanistan and Muslim women)
                            Ms. Sima Wali
                            Refugee Women in Development, Inc.

                            North America
                            Ms. Theresa Loar
                            Vital Voices Global Partnership

                            Africa
                            Ms. Vivian Derryck
                            Formerly, Director Africa, USAID

12:45 pm-2:00 pm     LUNCH

RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm   ENCOUNTERS: GLOBALIZATION’S EFFECTS ON NATIONAL AND
                    INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES

                    Chair: David Corn
                           Washington Editor, The Nation

      The Internationalization of Culture, Ideas and Technologies and the Clashes Of
      Values/Civilizations.


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                            Dr. Ibrahim Sundiata
                            Chair, Department of History
                            Howard University

      The Washington Consensus: Free market forces, political liberalization and
      socioeconomic and political agents of globalization.
                          Soren Ambrose
                          50 YEARS IS ENOUGH NETWORK



      Global Transformations in Search of Global Structures and Paradigms: Work,
      trade, security and community at the dawn of the millennium.
                             Catherine O’Neill
                             United Nations Information Center

      Trade Liberalization, Wages and Job Security Under Globalization: Reconciling
      the concerns of equity, efficiency and continuity.
                             Dr. Robert Chase
                             Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
                             Johns Hopkins University

      Poverty, Governance and Market Liberalization: The role of international
      institutions in meeting global challenges.
                             Dr. Sabine Schlemmer-Schulte
                             The World Bank

      Globalization’s Effects on Labor: Wages, job security and workers rights under
      changing economic restructuring.
                            David Smith
                            Director of Public Policy
                            AFLCIO

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AUDITORIUM
3:00 pm-5:30 pm     NIGERIA’S QUEST FOR STABLE DEMOCRACY AND
                    NATIONHOOD: CHALLENGES, PROSPECTS

                    Chair:Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko
                          School of Engineering
                          Howard University


                                      PART I

                         CHALLENGES AND OPPORUNITIES




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Fundamentalism and Religion in Nation Building.
                    Dr. Charles Elegelam
                    Executive Director, African Affairs

The Dilemmas of Rights to Self-Determination and Principles of Territorial
Integrity: The future of Nigeria under polarizing regional politics.
                       Clement Ikpatt




Resistance Politics: An essay on the future of Nigeria.
                      Professor Igho Natufe
                      Senior Policy Research Advisor
                      Department of Natural Resources
                      Federal Government of Canada
                      Ottawa, Canada

Health Care in Nigeria: Working together to preserve the next generation.
                      Toyin Akinpelumi


                                PART II

                   GOVERNANCE, THE MILITARY,
                RESHAPING/ENVISIONING THE FUTURE

The Nigerian Military: A dissection.
                      Professor Omo Omoruyi
                      Center for African Democracy
                      Boston, Massachusetts

Whither Nigeria? Prospects for alternative roads to peace or inevitable
dissolution.
                    Dr. Okenwa Nwosu
                    Greenbelt, Maryland

Restructuring Nigeria: Problems and prospects.
                      Dr. Mobolaji Aluko
                      School of Engineering
                      Howard University

The Role of Military Defense Pacts in Constitutional Control of the Military in
Africa.
                      Dr. Nowa Omoigui
                      Cardiovascular Care Group


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                           Columbia, South Carolina

      The Katsina Legislative Delegation Perspective.
                            The Visiting Katsina Delegation




FOUNDERS
ROOM 300 A
3:45 pm-5:15 pm       A SPECIAL CONFERENCE EVENT

                                 TV Documentary

                           African Affairs Roundtable

             AFRICA’S CHALLENGES OF THE NEW CENTURY: DEMOCRACY,
                          DEVELOPMENT AND STABILITY

                    Moderator: Dr. Charles Elegalam
                         African Affairs

                    Panelists:

                           Dr. George Ayittey
                           Economics
                           American University

                           Dr. Wubalem Fekade
                           Independent Researcher/Consultant

                           Dr. Ahmed El Bashir
                           History
                           The University of the District of Columbia

                           Dr. Laura Powers
                           AAAS Diplomacy Fellow
                           Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
                           USAID

                           Dr. Madi Tourey
                           General Secretary
                           Alliance for Democracy in Africa




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FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM
3:45 pm-5:30 pm     FINANCE, INVESTMENT AND GROWTH IN A
                    BORDERLESS WORLD: THE CHANGING PATTERNS AND
                    GOAL OF BUSINESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

                   Chair: Dr. Menberu Lulu
                          Information Systems & Analysis
                          Howard University


      Globalization and Market Access in Developing Economies.
                           Dr. Ademola Aiyegoro
                           Finance, School of Business
                           Howard University

      Information Technology and the Globalization of Business.
                          Dr. Ayodele Mobolurin
                          Information Systems and Analysis
                          Howard University

      The Globalization of Taste and Preferences.
                            Dr. Denver D’Rozario
                            Marketing
                            Howard University

      Corporate Drive, National Constraints and the New Globalism.
                            Dr. Masoud Kavoossi
                            International Business
                            Howard University

     Utilizing the Internet for a Periphery-Centered Information Flow Dynamics.
                              Dr. Menberu Lulu
                              Information Systems and Analysis
                              Howard University



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                          THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2001

RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
9:00 am-10:30 am    ELECTIONS AND CONFLICT IN AFRICA

                    Chair: Dr. Luis Benjamin Serapiao
                           African Studies
                           Howard University

      Elections and Conflict in Africa: an Overview.
                            Dr. Chris Fomunyoh
                            Regional Director, Central, East & West Africa
                            National Democratic Institute

      June 12, 1993 Election, Geo-Ethno-Military Clique and Conflicts of
      Democratization in Nigeria.
                            Dr. Olayiwola Abegunrin
                            Political Studies
                            Howard University

      Elections and Conflict in Angola.
                            Dr. Mohamed El-Khawas
                            Urban and Social Studies
                            Howard University

      Elections and Conflict in Cote d’Ivoire.
                            Dr. Jeanne Toungara
                            History
                            Howard University

      Elections and Conflict in Mozambique.
                            Dr. Luis Benjamin Serapiao
                            African Studies
                            Howard University



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FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM
9:00 am-10:30 am     THE GLOBALIZATION OF SOCIOPOLITICAL VIOLENCE,
                     TERRORISM AND WARFARE

                     Chair: Dr. Mae C. King
                            Political Science
                            Howard University




      The Globalization of Violence and Fear: The psycho-social effects of terrorism
      and political violence on communities.
                             Dr. Leila F. Dane
                             Director, Institute for the Study of Victims of Terrorism

      Religious Fundamentalism and the Globalization of Conflicts: The case of Egypt.
                          Dr. Magda Gohar-Chrobog
                          Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

      When Local Conflicts Are No Longer Local: Understanding the inter-connected
      policy and logistical structures of local, regional and global violence.
                              Dr. Cindy Courville
                              Defense Intelligence Agency
                              U.S. Department of Defense

      Social Diseases, Arms and Drugs Without Borders: Globalization, the challenges
      of infectious diseases and the spread of weapons and criminality.
                             Chuck Wollery
                             World Federalist Association

      From Mogadishu to Washington, D.C.: Youths, the gun epidemic, violence and
      the dissolution of neighborhoods in the global village.
                             Ismail Lagardien
                             The World Bank

      Globalization and Social Justice: Examining the roots of sociopolitical violence.
                           Dr. Mae C. King
                           Political Science
                           Howard University

RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
10:45 am-12:15 pm THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBALIZATION
                     FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES

                     Chair: Dr. Alvin Thornton


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                            Chairman, Department of Political Science
                            Howard University

      Globalization, Minority Business and U.S. Trade: The best kept secret of how a
      minority firm can get into the international market.
                             Grace Wiggins-Schauer
                             International Trade Specialist
                             U. S. Department of Commerce



      Skills, Wages and Job Security in an Integrating World: The disproportionate.
      impact of globalization on African Americans
                            Dr. Ronald Walters
                            Government & Politics
                            Director, African American Leadership Program in the
                              Academy of Leadership
                            University of Maryland College Park

      Globalization’s Challenge for Urban America.
                            Dr. William Spriggs
                            Director, National Urban League

      The Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization for People of Color in
      America.
                          Mr. Hilary Shelton
                          Director of the Washington Bureau,
                          NAACP

      Globalization’s Impact on Minorities, Indigenous Populations and Disadvantaged
      Groups.
                           Dr. Claire Smith
                           Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
                           Flinders University, South Australia

      Globalization and the Challenges of Education, Skilled Labor and Meaningful
      Employment for African Americans.
                            Dr. Russell L. Adams
                            Afro-American Studies
                            Howard University

12:15 pm-1:45 pm    LUNCH

RALPH BUNCH
CENTER
1:45 pm-3:15 pm     REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON
                    GLOBALIZATION.



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                    Chair: Dr. Ransford Palmer
                           Chairman, Department of Economics
                           Howard University

      Globalization’s Impact on Fragile Caribbean Economies: The case of banana
      exports.
                           Dr. Vincent R. McDonald
                           Economics
                           Howard University

      Latin America and the Process of Globalization: A regional viewpoint.
                           Dr. Bernardo Kliksberg
                           Inter-American Development Institute

      Globalization and Europe: Challenges and opportunities.
                           Dr. Hans-Ulrich Seidt
                           German Embassy

      The Effects of Globalization on Developing Countries and Disadvantaged
      Populations.
                            Dr. Claire Smith
                            Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
                            Flinders University, South Australia

      The Impact of Globalization on Nations and Cultures Around the World.
                           Dr. Gasper Lo Biondo
                           Woodstock Institute
                           Georgetown University

      Education, Culture and Community in the Globalizing World: Asian-American
      Perspective.
                            Trangdai Tran
                            Asian American Studies
                            California State University- Fullerton

FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM
1:45 pm-3:15 pm     THE GLOBALIZATION OF RESOURCES, WARS AND DEMOCRATIC
                    TRANSITIONS: CHALLENGES AND PROMISES FOR AFRICA

                    Chair: Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang
                           African Studies
                           Howard University

      Looking Back and Ahead: Globalization and Africa’s challenges of peace and
      stability.


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                            Dr. Ahmed Moen
                            Allied Health Sciences
                            Howard University

      U.S. Policy on Democratization, Human Rights and Peace: The case of U.S.-
      Sudanese relations under the Clinton Administration.
                            Dr. Ahmed El Bashir
                            History
                            The University of the District of Columbia


      Democracy, Governance and Accountability as Preconditions for Development.
                         Dr. Kofi Dumpere
                         Economics
                         Howard University

      The State, Culture and Sociopolitical Change: Examining Africa’s struggle for
      peace and democratic transitions.
                            Professor Omo Omoruyi
                            Center for African Democracy
                            Boston, Massachusetts

      Nigeria as an example of Post-Military Democratic Experiment: Hopes,
      prospects, pitfalls.
                           Portia McCollum
                           Nigeria Desk Officer
                           U. S. Department of State

RALPH BUNCH
CENTER
3:30 pm-5:00 pm     FAITH, SPIRITUALITY AND THE INTEGRATING WORLD:
                    INTERFAITH PERSPECTIVES.

                    Chair: Dr. Suheil B. Bushrui
                           Baha’i Chair for World Peace
                           Center for International Development and
                            Conflict Management, U. of Maryland College Park

                            Ms. Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah
                            Cultural Connections, Inc.
                            Fairfax, Virginia

                            Rabbi Gary Fink
                            Osehshalom Synagogue
                            Laurel, Maryland

                            Professor Miles Bradbury


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                            Department of History
                            U. of Maryland College Park

                            Dr. R. Chandramouli
                            University College
                            University of Maryland

                            Dr. Mehrdad Masoudi
                            Mechanical Engineering Dept.
                            University of Pittsburgh

FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM
3:30 pm-5:00 pm      THE DOWNSIDE OF GLOBALIZATION: UNEMPLOYMENT,
                     MARGINALIZATION AND SOCIAL DISPLACEMENT IN THE
                     GLOBAL VILLAGE

                     Chair: Dr. Ralph Gomes
                            Sociology
                            Howard University

      Globalization, Economic Growth and Polarization During the Millennial
      Transition Decades.
                           Mark Weisbrot
                           Center for Economic and Policy Research

      New Paradigms: The third way, compassionate conservatism or the non-State
      interventionist market-driven approach.
                             Tony Fleming
                             World Federalist Association

      The Role of Labor and Social Issues in Economic Globalization.
                           Anthony Freeman
                           Director, Washington ILO

      Redefining the Social Compact: The changing roles of the state and its
      sociopolitical implications.
                             Dr. Belai Habte-Jesus
                             Global Research & Development Enterprises, Inc.

      Social Displacement in the Era of Globalization : Labor’s role in bringing about
      solidarity and stability .
                               Praxy Nesbitt
                               American Center for International Labor Solidarity

      Globalization and the Worlds of Abundance and Poverty: Examining the
      interconnections between the dynamics of affluence and privation within


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      communities.
                            Dr. Ralph Gomes
                            Dr. Walda Katz Fishman
                            Sociology
                            Howard University




COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
AUDITORIUM
3:30 pm-5:00 pm      DISEASES WITHOUT BORDERS: MEDICINE AND HEALTH CARE IN
                     THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION

                     Chair: Dr. Ahmed Moen
                            Allied Health Sciences, Howard University


      A Special Address:
      HIV/AIDS as a Global Challenge and the Role of International Organizations:
      The case of the World Bank.
                            Dr. Debrework Zewdie
                            The Global HIV Coordinator for The World Bank
                            Manager of the AIDS Campaign for Africa


      AIDS Across National Frontiers: Understanding the geographical and
      sociocultural dimensions of health.
                            Dr. John Hogan
                            HIV Specialist
                            Upper Cardozo Health Center

      AIDS, Mad Cow Disease and Other Infectious Plagues as Threats to all Nations
      and Communities: The imperatives for global health responses.
                          TBA

      Borderless Diseases and the Science and Application of Pharmacy in the 21st
      Century.
                            Dr. Bisrat Hailemeskel
                            School of Pharmacy
                            Howard University

      The Changing Face of HIV Orphans: A model of international collaborative
      partnership in health delivery services.



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                            Dr. Fredrick Hartman
                            Plan International


      A Joint Presentation Of Research:
      Similarities and Differences in Selected African and African American
      Communities: Issues and strategies for HIV prevention and care.
                             Dr. Peggy Valentine
                             Assoc. Dean, Allied Health Sciences
                             Howard University

                            Professor Carol Porter
                            Clinical Lab Science, Allied Health Sciences
                            Howard University

                            Dr. D. Mosley
                            Health Resources Services Adm.
                            Howard University


                            FRIDAY APRIL 13, 2001

RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
9:00 am-10:30 am    AFRICA AT THE CROSSROADS: THE CHALLENGES OF WAR,
                    PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHEAST AFRICA

                    Chair: Dr. Vincent R. McDonald
                           Economics, Howard University

      The Global Village “Can Not Afford Information Slums”: Diaspora Africans’
      role in building Northeast Africa’s information infrastructure.
                             Dr. Menberu Lulu
                             Information Systems and Analysis
                             Howard University

      Education, Manpower Development and the Brain Drain in Northeast Africa:
      Addressing national and international issues.
                            Dr. Wossen Encubare
                            The Center for Northeast African Studies and Development

      Lost Opportunities for African Renaissance: Conditions for breaking the cycles of
      war, famine and destruction.
                            Dr. Ahmed El Bashir
                            History
                            The University of the District of Columbia



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      The Ethnicization of Politics and Militarization of Society in the Horn of Africa:
      The role of the political elites in the descent to war and anarchy.
                              Dr. Wubalem Fekade
                              Independent Researcher, Author

      The Integrative and Disintegrative Forces of Globalization: War,
      marginalization and state collapse in northeast Africa.
                            Professor Abiyi Ford
                            School of Communications
                            Howard University
      The Human Cost of War, Destruction and Displacement: Appraising the
      neglected equations of conflicts.
                            Dr. Ahmed Moen
                            Allied Health Sciences
                            Howard University

FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM
9:00 am-10:30 am     ENVISIONING A GLOBAL FUTURE OF PEACE, PROSPERITY AND
                     SECURITY: STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE

                     Chair: Tony Fleming
                            World Federalist Association

      One Planet--Two Worlds, Three Worlds: Growth, affluence, stagnation and
      deprivation in the Global Village.
                            Irungu Houghton
                            Action Aid USA

      Globalization and Economic Inequality.
                           Branko Milanovic
                           Principal Economist, The World Bank

      Competition, Cooperation and Rivalry Among Economic Blocks: Globalization
      and regionalism amongst U.S., EU and ASEA Plus Three nations.
                          Dr. Rodney D. Green
                          Economics
                          Executive, Howard University Center for Urban Progress

      Growth, Democracy and Equity in the Global Village: International approaches
      to addressing fair play, justice and stability.
                             Dr. Belai Habte-Jesus
                             Global Research & Development Enterprises Inc.

      The Future of Civilizations: Confronting globalization’s challenge for nations,
      cultures and communities.
                            Dr. Peter Baofu


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                            Fulbright Scholar, Consultant, Author

                          The Employment and Security Implications of
     Globalization’s Impact on Labor: Challenges for labor and society.
                          Juliette D. Lenoir
                          Assistant Director, International Affairs
                          AFLCIO




RALPH BUNCHE
CENTER
10:45 am-12:15 pm ETHIOPIA’S CHALLENGES OF WAR AND PEACE FOR THE NEW
                    CENTURY

                    Chair: Dr. Daniel Teferra
                           Ferris University
                           Big Rapids, Michigan

     The Ending of the Ethiopian-Eritrean War: A just settlement of a problem or a
     stop-gap measure before future wars?
                          Dr. Mesfin Araya
                          York College, CUNY

     Ethiopia’s Rightful Claim for an Outlet to the Sea: The legal foundations for a
     just peace.
                           Dr. Yacob Haile-Mariam
                           Norfolk State University

     Ethiopia’s Ethnic Politics: A key to attaining pluralism or a recipe for conflict and
     disintegration?
                            Fekade Shewakena
                            Independent researcher/consultant

     The Historical Basis for Ethiopia’s Claim of Assab: Prospects for a viable border
     demarcation.
                            H.E Ato Belai Abbai
                            Economist, Former Minister of Land Reform in Ethiopia

     The Economy as the Cause and Effect of the Wars in Ethiopia: Challenges and
     prospects.
                         Dr. Daniel Teferra
                         Ferris University
                         Big Rapids, Michigan




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FOUNDERS
ROOM 300 A
10:45 am-12-15 pm GLOBALIZATION AND AFRICA’S QUEST FOR CHANGE AND
                    CONTINUITY

                    Chair: Dr. Robert Edgar
                           African Studies
                           Howard University

      Globalization and Transformation of the State, Economy and Society in Africa:
      An overview.
                           Dr. Jabez Langley
                           African Studies
                           Howard University

      Africa and the Changing Global Economic Order.
                           Dr. George Ayittey
                           Economics
                           American University

      Globalization and Hegemony: Which Way Africa?
                           Muiu Mueni
                           Political Science
                           Howard University

      Domestic and Global Links in the Proliferating Wars in Africa: Examining the
      paths to war, social displacement and economic decline.
                              Moses Akol
                              Independent journalist

      Religious Radicalism and Civil Wars Under Globalization: Examining the
      sociopolitical causes of instability and violence.
                             Dr. Charles Elegalam
                             Executive Director, African Affairs

      Africa’s National and Regional Wars: The U.S. and the global forces of
      intervention for peace and stability.


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                            David Hamon
                            Office of African Affairs
                            U.S. Department of Defense




FOUNDERS LIBRARY
BROWSING ROOM
10:45 am-12:15 pm CONFLICT, CONFLICT PREVENTION AND CONFLICT
                     RESOLUTION IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD

                     Chair: Dr. Michael Nwanze
                            Political Science
                            Howard University

      The Liberal Peace or Durable Disorder: Globalization and conflict.
                            Dr. Terrence Lyons
                            Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
                            George Mason University

      Globalization and Conflicts: The economic dimensions of civil wars.
                           Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi
                           Lead Economist
                           The World Bank

      Civil Conflicts Under Globalization: The political dimensions of wars and
      violence.
                            Dr. Nicholas Sambanis
                            Professor Yale University

      Lessons From the 20th Century Wars of Attrition, Mechanized Violence and
      Massive Destruction: Reexamining the underlying economic and sociopolitical
      environments of conflicts and violence.
                            Chuck Wollery
                            The World Federalist Association

      War and Political Violence in the Global Village: Practical strategies for resolving
      ethnic and sociopolitical conflicts.
                             Kassu Gebremariam
                             Independent Researcher

      Sociopolitical Violence in an Integrating World: Synthesizing traditional and


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      contemporary approaches to conflict resolution.
                          Dr. Lila Ammons
                          Afro-American Studies
                          Howard University


12:15 pm-1:30 pm    LIGHT LUNCH BUFFET
                    FOUNDERS LIBRARY
                    BROWSING ROOM



RALPH BUNCH
CENTER
1:30 pm-3:00 pm     PLENARY SESSION


      Special Address:


      Conference Steering
      Committee Remarks:

                           Dr. Robert J. Cummings
                           Dr. Ransford Palmer
                           Dr. Alvin Thornton
                           Dr. Jeanne Toungara
                           Dr. Alem Hailu




      Closing Address:     Mr. C. Payne Lucas, President Africare
                           Honorary President of the Conference




                      A SPECIAL CONFERENCE EVENT


          HOWARD UNIVERSITY AND THE VOICE OF AMERICA
                       JOINT PROJECT



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                A Panel Discussion and Live International Radio Broadcast

                              THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2001
                                 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


                          COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AUDITORIUM




                                        PART      I

           GLOBALIZATION, THE U.S. MEDIA AND THE VOICE OF
                  AMERICA’S COVERAGE OF AFRICA

Opening Remarks: Media, Globalization and the Role of Voice of America in Africa.

                     Sanford Ungar
                     Director, Voice of America

Introduction:       Voice of America’s Role in Conflict, Electoral Transition and
                    Opening a Free Flow of Information.

                    Gwen Dillard
                    Director, Africa Division

PANEL I             Voice of America and Conflict Coverage.

                                 REGIONAL EXAMPLE
                                    Central Africa

                                      DISCUSSANT
                                    Ferdinand Ferella
                           French to Africa Broadcasting Service

PANEL II            Elections and Transition.

                                 COUNTRY EXAMPLES

                                 Nigeria and Ivory Coast

                                     DISCUSSANT
                                      Luis Ramirez
                                 West Africa Bureau Chief
                                      (by telephone)



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PANEL III        Opening a Free Flow of Information.

                                    EXAMPLES
                                  Zimbabwe, AIDS

                                   DISCUSSANTS
                          Ted Roberts and Joe De Capua
                        English to Africa Broadcasting Service


                                      PART      II

     THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBALIZATION
                         FOR AFRICA

      Remarks: C. Payne Lucas
      President, Africare
      Honorary Conference President

      Chair: Robert Cummings
      Chairman, African Studies
      Howard U. Republic of S. Africa Program

      Democracy, Pluralism, Civil Conflicts: The promises and perils of globalization
      for African Nations.
                           Dr. Gwendolyn Mikell
                           African Studies/Council of Government
                           Georgetown U.

      The Internationalization of Political Violence in West and Central Africa:
      Strategies for conflict prevention/resolution.
                              Dr. Sulayman Nyang
                              African Studies
                              Howard University

      Democracy, Sharia and the Dangers of State Disintegration: Steps to reversing
      regional polarization in Nigeria.
                             Dr. Mobolaji E. Aluko
                             School of Engineering
                             Howard University

      Globalization, Africa and U.S. Policy: Trade, peace and stability for a continent in
      struggle.
                             Mr. Leonard Robinson
                             President and CEO, The Summit on Africa




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       The Challenges of Democracy and Stability in Africa
                           Dr. Michael Nwanze
                           Political Science
                           Howard University




                                  Special Thanks
                               For Our Co-Sponsors



The Founders Library       Ralph J. Bunche International     Center for International
Howard University               Affairs Center               Development & Conflict
                              Howard University              Management, University
Women’s Foreign                                              of Maryland
Policy Group
                           THE VOICE OF AMERICA              The Center for North-
Women’s Learning                                             East African Studies and
Partnership                                                  Development

Howard University                                            Howard University
School of Medicine                                           School of Business
                                AFRICARE
Mohamed Mekkawi,                                             Alliance for Democracy
Director, Founders                                           in Africa
Library

Office of International                                      National Summit on
Programs, Howard U.                                          Africa—Africa Society
Continuing Education


                   AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
                        in the Academy of Leadership,
                           University of Maryland




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