ETHNICITY, RELIGION, AND PEACE BUILDING IN NIGERIA

The Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos, with the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Abuja Nigeria, Introduces its maiden conference on Conflict in Africa, with the theme;

ETHNICITY, RELIGION, AND PEACE BUILDING IN NIGERIA.

The conference is slated for the 12th to the 15th of February 2013 at the multipurpose auditorium of the University of Jos

SUB – THEMES 

-Political exclusion and conflict in Nigeria.

-Gender, Ethnicity and Religion: Actors and issues.

-Conflict entrepreneurs and sustainable peace.

-Civil society, conflict and peace building.

-Conflicts and New Urban Spaces in Nigeria.

-Politics of ethnicity or ethnic politics.

-Religious fundamentalism and democracy.

-State, citizenship and indigeneity: the national question.

-Religion, ethnicity and the constitution.

-Political executive and conflict.

-Resource control and communal violence.

-Community dialogue, public and peace building.

-Commissions of inquiry and peace building.

-Security structures and peace building.

-Gender actors and issues in peace building.

-Emerging challenges of military involvement in internal security.

-Media conflict reportage and peace building in Africa.

-Media terrorism and genocide.

The conference is open to professors, academic scholars, PhD. students, and other specialists who want to present results of their primary research. The language of the conference will be English.

Please send your abstracts of not more than 300 words on or before 20th September, 2012, to mangh@unijos.edu.ng and cecomps@unijos.edu.ng
Successful abstract authors will be invited  a week later to prepare and submit their full­‐length papers for participation as paper presenters at the conference.  Authors who are unable to complete their papers before the conference are encouraged to come with their basic drafts which could be selected for the Centers Peer Reviewed Journal which will be published after the conference.

Conference fees, travel, accommodation

Conference fees:

For local (Nigerian) participants the cost is N20, 000.00

For international participants, the cost is $150.00

Participants are expected to cover their accommodation and travel expenses in full.
The organizers will provide information about suitable lodging, its reservation, optimal travel routing and general local conditions in Jos.

Notes for the authors

Your paper should be submitted to the conference organizers as an e-mail attachment. The attachment should be in doc­‐file named after the author’s surname. The paper should be no longer than 8,000 words with spaces. All manuscripts must be written in English. Each manuscript should include the title, author’s names, institution, address, and e-mail address.

Formatting

Times New Roman font, size 12 for body of the text and size 14 for headers.
Selected papers will be reviewed and published in the Centres Journal. For that purpose, full­‐length papers have to be submitted (via the above mentioned e-mail address) by February 8, 2013. The scientific committee will review the submitted papers and select for publication.

Citations

Please, use citation in-text according to the following pattern: (Nnoli 1977: 120), (Fwatshak 2011), (Nengel and Goshit  2006: 33), (Gambo et al. 2005)

References

Journal articles:        

Netting, R. (1974) Kofyar Armed Conflict: Social Causes and Consequences. Journal of Anthropological Research. 30 (3), pp. 139-163.

Books:

Tyoden, S. (1989): The Middle Belt in Nigerian Politics. Jos: AHA Publishers Ltd.

Edited books:

Bawa, B. F (2002) Origin, Migrations and Early History of the Lowland Communities of Plateau State. In: Idrees, A; Ochefu, Y  (eds.): Studies in the History of Central Nigeria Area, Vol. 1, pp. 71-91. Lagos, CSS Ltd.

Please contact the following for more details:

Dr. Tor Iorapuu: tor_iba@yahoo.com  ; mobile- +2348037030682

Dr. Elias Lamle:   nlamle@yahoo.co.uk  ; mobile- +2348138064834

Mr Sam Obadiah: samuelobadiah2006@yahoo.com  ; +2348036237538

Mr. Henry Mang: mangh@unijos.edu.ng ;  +2348066459532

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6 comments on “ETHNICITY, RELIGION, AND PEACE BUILDING IN NIGERIA

  1. The Centre for Conflict Management and Peace Studies, University of Jos introduces its maiden conference on Conflict in Africa, with the theme;

    ETHNICITY, RELIGION, AND PEACE BUILDING IN NIGERIA.

    The conference is slated for OCTOBER 29th – 31st 2012 at the multipurpose auditorium of the University of Jos

    SUB – THEMES

    -Political exclusion and conflict in Nigeria.
    -Gender, Ethnicity and Religion: Actors and issues.
    -Conflict entrepreneurs and sustainable peace.
    -Civil society, conflict and peace building.
    -Conflicts and New Urban Spaces in Nigeria.
    -Politics of ethnicity or ethnic politics.
    -Religious fundamentalism and democracy.
    -State, citizenship and indigeneity: the national question.
    -Religion, ethnicity and the constitution.
    -Political executive and conflict.
    -Resource control and communal violence.
    -Community dialogue, public and peace building.
    -Commissions of inquiry and peace building.
    -Security structures and peace building.
    -Gender actors and issues in peace building.
    -Emerging challenges of military involvement in internal security.
    -Media conflict reportage and peace building in Africa.
    -Media terrorism and genocide.

  2. This is timely. The situation in Nigeria calls for that except that hardly do African leaders take meaningful resolutions at such fora. I look forward to it.

  3. This is a must have conference that will make a great differnce in adressing the most pressing need of Nigeria. The ethnic squarmishes in Nigeria calls for such a conference

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