Conferences -- June 2002

 

Summary of Discussions

 

 

Workshop on New Approaches to the Constitution of Order in Africa

June 10-12, 2002

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

 

Evelyn Lwanga, Michael McGinnis, Esther Mwangi, Brent Never, Oyerinde Kunle Oyebade, and Amos Sawyer

 

Conference on New Approaches to the Constitution of Order in Africa

 

The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis of Indiana University, in collaboration with the African Studies Program and The Office of the Dean of International Programs, sponsored a three-day conference on the theme, "New Approaches to the Constitution of Order in Africa." The conference took place at the Workshop on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University from June 10 to 12, 2002. More than 25 scholars and graduate students from Africa and the United States participated. A Summary of Discussions of the nine sessions of the conference is presented as follows:

First Session, June 10, "An Introduction to Workshop Research and Its Implications for the Study of Governance in Africa" (Notes taken by Brent Never)

Second Session, June 10, "Indigenous Institutions and Associational Life: Observations from the African Experience" (Notes taken by Oyebade Kunle Oyerinde)

Third Session, June 10, "When the Lions Will Have Their Own History: Subsidiarity and Democracy-Building in Sudanese Civilization" (Notes taken by Esther Mwangi)

Fourth Session, June 11, "State Tutelage and Self-Governance: Examples from Senegal" (Notes taken by Michael McGinnis)

Fifth Session, June 11, "The Place of African Languages in the Constitution of Order in Africa" (Notes taken by Evelyn Lwanga)

Sixth Session, June 11, "Political Leadership, Public Entrepreneurship, and Institutional Reform: The Role of African Universities and Research Centers" (Notes Taken By Oyebade Kunle Oyerinde)

Seventh Session, June 11, "Academic Institutions and the Challenge of Self-Governance: Research Agenda and Resource Possibilities (1st session)" (Notes by Esther Mwangi)

Eighth Session, June 12, "Understanding and Resolving Conflicts among the Peoples in Africa" (Notes taken by Evelyn Lwanga)

Ninth Session, June 12, "Academic Institutions and the Challenge of Self-Governance: Research Agenda and Resource Possibilities (2nd session)" (Notes by Esther Mwangi)

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