CFP: International Society for African Philosophy and Studies, 14 – 15 May 2015

ISAPS 2015 – USA: WASHINGTON, DC

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR AFRICAN STUDIES AND PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE

VENUE: HOWARD UNIVERSITY

DATE: MAY 14-15, 2015

THEME: AN AFRICAN PATH TO THE GLOBAL FUTURE: AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY AND STUDIES SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS IN AREAS OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, ECONOMY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

PART I: THEMATIC AREAS

Health, including environmental problems that bear on health issues (e.g., air quality, housing, potable water, sanitation, nutrition, health care and education, climate change, responses to health crises such as ebola)

Education, including all formal education from pre-school or headstart through professional and graduate degrees with emphasis on technology solutions to problems of resource scarcity and particular emphasis on the ethical obligations of African universities to their supporting communities

Economy, including foreign and domestic capital sourcing, changing employment demographics (rural and urban, farming and manufacturing), technology transfer, appropriate technology

Criminal justice, including anti-corruption measures, policing, judiciary and incarceration systems.

PART II: CRITICAL RESEARCH THEMES FOR ADDRESSING AFRICAN CONTINENTAL AND DIASPORA

African ethics (e.g., ancient Egyptian and Ethiopian, Ubuntu, etc.), as distinct from other continental ethical systems (e.g. Asian, European, North American)

African universities’ ethical responsibilities to their supporting communities

The African experience in the diaspora as it bears in all its diversity on solutions to critical African problems

Macro and micro-appropriate technology in africa

African Union responsibility for continental education measures

A Pan African Curriculum for K-16

PART III: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 April 2015

Abstract Format: Times Roman/12 point

Abstract Length: Maximum 250 Words

Send abstracts to: isaps.conference2015@gmail.com

PART IV: KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Participants are encouraged to send suggestions for keynote speaker for the conference to isaps.conference2015@gmail.com.

PART V: ACCOMMODATIONS

Recommendations for accommodations will be posted shortly on the website.  Participants are encouraged to secure their reservations as soon as possible, as mid-May in Washington is the height of the spring tourist season.

PART VI: INQUIRIES

Please address any inquiries to Professors Charles Verharen or Kola Abimbola, co-chairs of the organizing committee.  Professor Verharen is the current vice-president of ISAPS and Professor Abimbola is a past president of ISAPS.  Their emails arecverharen@howard.edu and kolapo.abimbola@howard.edu.

PART VII: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ISAPS

Please consult the ISAPS website:  http://isapsonline.wordpress.com/ 

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