CYCLE OF WEBINARS ON PEACE STUDIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
This year don’t miss the series of webinars on Peace Studies for Sustainable Development in Africa. Like in 2021, these transcontinental webinars will always take place on a selected Wednesday from 16:00-17:30 East African Time (EAT).
The webinars are brought to you courtesy of Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Egon Spiegel (University of Vechta, Germany), Prof. Dr. Cheng Liu (Nanjing University, China), Prof. Dr. Lester R. Kurtz (George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA) and the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar (ACUHIAM) with a Permanent Secretariat at St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), Mwanza.
LIST OF 2022 WEBINARS:
The list of the upcoming webinars and speakers is available here (in the making).
PPT OF LAST WEBINAR:
Dr. Hippolyt Pul, the last webinar presenter for 2021, generously offers his PPT presentation to participants. You can find it here.
CERTIFICATES FOR PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING 10 WEBINARS:
We are pleased to issue certificates to participants who will have attended at least ten webinars. An example of the certificate awarded is available here.
The first global webinar of the year will take place on 12 January 2022.
The key speakers for the day will be Prof. Vidya Jain and Prof. Matt Meyer. Prof. Jain will lead us in the discussion on Gandhi and Sustainable Development. Prof. Meyer will reflect on Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Prof. Vidya Jain is a Professor of Political Science, Convener of Nonviolence and Peace Movements Commission for the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Former Principal, University Maharani College, Jaipur; Former Director, Centre for Gandhian Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India and Former Secretary General, APPRA.
Prof. Vidya Jain served in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India) for 38 years. She was Principal of Maharani College, Jaipur which is Asia’s biggest Girls College. She was also Director, Centre for Gandhian Studies, University of Rajasthan. Recently, she was elected as convener of the Nonviolence Commission of IPRA. She was Secretary General (2012-14) of Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA). She was also Deputy Secretary General of APPRA (2010-12). She is also a member of the Board of Directors of IPRA Foundation. Vidya Jain is a well-known scholar of Gandhian, Peace and Gender Studies. She has authored 7 books and innumerable articles in journals of national and international repute. She is on the editorial board of several journals like ‘Journal of Human Security Studies’, USA. She is a member of the Nonkilling Political Science Committee of the Centre for Nonkilling, Hawaii (USA). She is a member of the Research Committee of IPRA. She is at the selection committees of different universities and PSC’s. She was at different committees of ICSSR, UGC, Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi.
Her books “Peace, Non Violence and Gandhian Concerns” were released in APPRA conference in Kyoto, 2011 & “New Paradigms of Peace Research: Asia Pacific Context” in IPRA Conference, Tsu-City 2012, which is translated in the Chinese language as well. In 2018, her book “Connecting Contemporary African-Asian Peace-making and Nonviolence: From Satyagraha to Ujamaa” was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She has widely travelled to all the continents of the world and different parts of India. She works for youth awareness, women empowerment and welfare of the deprived section. She is actively involved in spreading Gandhian ideas and practices throughout the globe.
Her presentation will be prefaced by Prof. Matt Meyer, Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Senior Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts, and a member of the editorial board for Peace & Change. Prof. Meyer will share his reflections on the life of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
PEACE NEWS AND EVENTS
Prof. Matt Meyer remembers Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Here’s the link on how Matt remembers the Arch.
We plan to concentrate on two related themes in the near future, namely Peace and NGOs as well as Peace Education.
The first book “Peace Studies for Sustainable Development in Africa” is expected in March 2022 from Springer Nature. The cover page may be accessed by clicking here and the second manuscript is under review.
The African Peace Research and Educational Association (AFPREA) organises a conference in Juba, South Sudan, November 2022. Please find a call for papers below:
The 2022 International Institute for Peace Education will be held in Mexico City from 24 July – 1 August. Please click this link:
The TODA Peace Institute offers resources you might not afford to miss. They can be accessed here: https://toda.org/policy-briefs-and-resources.html
For more information, kindly contact Dr. George Mutalemwa (DAAD Alumnus), Project Partner and Coordinator: Peace Studies for Sustainable Development in Africa, Executive Secretary: Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar, Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Sociology and Development & Senior Lecturer: Development Studies, Senior Fellow: African Good Governance Network, St. Augustine University of Tanzania (Mwanza, Tanzania): firstname.lastname@example.org