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                            SORAC 2010 International Conference
   Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Africa: History, Myths and Realities
                          Montclair State University

                                       October 7, 8 & 9, 2010

                              Conference Program (Preliminary)

                                           Keynote Address


                                     Conflict Resolution in Africa:
       Perspectives for Peace Making and Peace Building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
                                         Dr. André M. Kapanga
              (Former) Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations
                        Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:00pm, Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
               Speech Co-Sponsored by the Global Education Center, Montclair State University



(Speakers: please note that your day, room and session time may still change at any time; be sure to print
most recent version of the program a day or two before start of conference; last Updated, Oct. 4, 2010)




Thursday, October 7, 2010
8:30-9:00am Coffee, Registration and Setup – Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
9:00-9:30am Welcoming and Opening Remarks - Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
   -    Luis Montesinos, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
   -    Daniel Mengara, Executive Director, SORAC
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9:30am-12:45pm - Opening Plenary Session – Room: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
Session Chair: Daniel Mengara, Montclair State University
Reshaping Contemporary Discourse on Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Africa

                                  Special Plenary Guest Speech:
                           The Curse of Berlin: Africa after the Cold War
                                                  Adonia Ayebare
 Director for Africa at the International Peace Institute ( IPI) and (Former) Ambassador of Uganda to the United
                                           Nations and Rwanda/Burundi

Food for Thought: What Can African Anthropology and Archeology Teach Us About African Ethos on Conflict
and Conflict Resolution?
Daniel Mengara, Montclair State University

The Transitional Role of Women in Conflict Resolution in Africa: A Feminist Perspective
Irene Omolola Adadevoh, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

Searching for an African Cosmopolitanism. Lessons from African thinkers in Nineteenth Century West Africa
Esperanza Brizuela Garcia, Montclair State University

African University: Agent of Change or Systemic Cause of Social Unrest? Pre and Post-Independence Evidence
in the DR Congo
Emmanuel Mulumba, Berkeley College/Montclair State University

12:45-2:00pm Lunch – Faculty Dining Room, Student Center (Buy Your Own)

2:00-5:30pm - Thursday Afternoon Sessions

1:30-2:00 Registration and Setup – Student Center – 4th Floor
2:00-5:30 – Session 1 - Room: 411, Student Center
Session Chair: Esperanza Brizuela Garcia, Montclair State University
Artistic, Cultural and Educational Paradigms in Conflict and Conflict Resolutions
Ifë-Mædákêkê Conflict resolution in linguistic and cultural perspective
B. Akíntúndé Oyètádé, University of London, UK

Nigerian Women at War, Society and Attainment of Education
Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, Adelphi University

Literacy and Socio-Economic Status as Determinants of Conflict Resolution Management Techniques Among
the Multi-Ethnic Groups in Nigeria
R. Alaba Adenuga, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria
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F. Titilola Adenuga, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria
Kolawole Olanrewaju Ayodele, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Beyond Embracing Our Culture: Reforming African Educational Curricula to Meet the Challenges of the Future
Tsegaye Wodajo, Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

2:00-5:30 – Session 2 – Room: 419, Student Center
Session Chair: Jeff Gatrall, Montclair State University
Theory and Practice in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Global chains and human links: proposing a framework for integrating multi-cultural perspectives in
human rights organization
Mambo Mupepi, University of Michigan Health System

The (Re)Location of Theory: Postcolonial Modernism and the Dialectic of Tradition and the West
Hala Ghoneim, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Theorizing Conflict and Conflict Resolution in African Philosophical Discourse
Oladele Abiodun Balogun, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Wars and Conflicts in Africa: The Role of Spiritual Re-Insurance
Chigbo J. Ekwealo, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

On the Peace-Building Potential of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Africa
Daniel Mengara, Montclair State University




                                      Keynote Address
                                          6:00pm
                               Room: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
                                    Conflict Resolution in Africa:
      Perspectives for Peace Making and Peace Building in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
                                            Dr. André M. Kapanga
  Former Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations, Former
       Personal Political Advisor to President Joseph Kabila and former Professor of Second Language
                           Acquisition/Francophone Studies, Illinois State University
              Speech Co-Sponsored by the Global Education Center, Montclair State University
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Friday, October 8, 2010
8:15-8:45am - Coffee, Registration and Setup – Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall

8:45am-12:45pm - Friday Morning Sessions
8:45am-12:45pm – Session 3 – Room: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
Session Chair: Edward Bewayo, Montclair State University
Ancient and Modern Paradigms and Myths in Conflict & Conflict Resolution
Beyond Peacekeeping in Africa: Towards Indigenous and Endogenous Conflict Resolution Mechanisms
Don John Omale, Salem University, Lokoja, Nigeria

Traditional and Modern Methods of Conflict Resolution and Transitional Justice in Africa’s Great Lakes
Carla De Ycaza, Center for Global Affairs, New York University

Origins and Causes of Conflicts in Africa
Agnes Loteta Dimandja, International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES)

Relating the 'Numbers Game' in Pre-Christian/Muslim and Contemporary African Societies in Conflict: Central
Nigeria and the use of Volumes as Reasons for Violence
Henry Gyang Mang, University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

The Dialectical Explanation for Conflict and Conflict Mediation Failure in Africa: The Ancient Greek
Philosophical Solutions
Olugbenga Jay Oguntuwase, University of East London, United Kingdom

The Role of Asante Traditional Authorities in the Maintenance of Peace in the Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana
Louise Muller, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

8:45am-12:45pm – Session 4 – Room: 115, Dickson Hall
Session Chair: Neeraj Vedwan, Montclair State University
Health, Land, Ethnicity and Contemporary Challenges in Conflict and Conflict
Resolution
Incapacitating first order changes: building a robust health service in Zimbabwe
Mambo Mupepi, University of Michigan Health System
Sylvia C. Mupepi, Grand Valley State University
Kuda Mupepi, Grand Valley State University
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The Challenges and Implications of Yoruba Indigenous Conflict Management System: A Philosophical
Consideration
Fayemi Ademola Kazeem, Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria

Trading Peace for Pieces: Why Religion Could Not Stop Kenya's 2008 Post-Election Violence
Paul Mukundi, Morgan State University

Land Use Conflicts and the Management of Cultural Landscapes in Africa
Uche E. Ezeadichie, Hostos Community College/City University of New York

The causes of conflicts in Congo - Brazzaville
Francçois Ibara

12:45-2:00pm Lunch – Faculty Dining Room, Student Center (Buy Your Own)

2:00-5:00pm - Friday Afternoon Sessions

1:30-2:00pm - Registration and Setup – Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
2:00-5:00 – Session 5 – Room: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
Session Chair: Peter Siegel, Montclair State University
Case Studies in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
The Luba-Luluwa Conflict in the Kasai Province of DRC, 1959-1961
Kalala Ngalamulume, Bryn Mawr College

Regional Variation of Conflict in Africa: Ghana as a Case
Elizabeth Mensah, Johns Hopkins University

France in Rwanda 1990-1994: Accomplice in the genocide?
Johanna Quatmann, Maastricht University, Germany

The role of women in conflict resolution in colonial period: antecedents of self-rule in Zimbabwe
Sylvia C. Mupepi, Grand Valley State University

2:00-5:00 – Session 6 – Room: 115, Dickson Hall
Session Chair: Beulah Baker, Taylor University
Artistic, Cultural and Educational Paradigms in Conflict and Conflict Resolutions
(Continued)
'Greater Jihad' and islam in post-independence Tunisia
Mongi Bahloul, University of Sfax, Tunisia
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Memory and Magic Realism as Roads out of Conflict
Beulah Baker, Taylor University

Conflict Handling Behaviour and Individual Self-Efficiency in Academia: An Empirical Inquiry
Jonathan Chinaka Nwosu, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Creative Potential and Conflict Resolution
Cheryl Halliburton, Long Island University, C.W. Post

Conflict and Conflict Resolution in an African Traditional Society: A Historico-Philosophical Perspective
Ebunoluwa Olufemi Oduwole, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria



                        6:30-11:00pm - Conference Dinner Banquet
                        Room: Faculty Dining Room, Student Center
                Banquet open to MSU Members, but subject to $20 dinner fee



Saturday, October 9, 2010
8:30-9:00am - Registration and Setup – Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall

Saturday Morning Sessions
9:00-12:00 – Session 7 – Room: Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall
Session Chair: Daniel Mengara, Montclair State University
Health, Land, Ethnicity and Contemporary Challenges in Conflict and Conflict
Resolution (Continued)

Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Africa: A Yoruba Perspective
Olanrewaju A. Shitta-Bey, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Umuleri/Aguleri Fratricidal Wars: Causes and Peace Initiatives
Chigbo J. Ekwealo, University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria

Strengthening the Capacities of Truth Commissions for Democratic Consolidation in Africa
Gbadamosi T. Adeola (Adams), University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Putting Humanity Before Ethnicity: The Forgotten Path to Peace In Africa
Obang Metho, Solidarity Movement of a New Ethiopia

								
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