Call for abstracts and papers for International Conference, Kenya July August 2014

Telephone: 058 30826 P.O. Box 408-40200
Fascimile: 058 31140 KISII, Kenya
First Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held at Kisii University, July 30 to August 2, 2014, Kisii, Kenya

General conference theme: “Africa and the New World Order”

Conference venue: Kisii University, Main Campus, Kisii Town, Kenya

The rise of China and India as global economic powers has created new development dynamics, synergies and imperatives for Africa. Many African countries are looking for new global partners in order to create and fashion better development opportunities for their people. There is increasing realization that the world is a global village where influences move back and forth in rapid succession between cultures, so that it is often not easy to tell the original from the duplicate. The Kisii University would like to take this opportunity to invite scholars, researchers, academics and students in Africa and elsewhere to submit papers on Africa and the New World Order to bring to the forefront new perspectives that address how Africa has responded to the forces of globalization, especially in the rise of China and India. Organized and hosted by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of Kisii University with the support of all faculties at the university, this First Interdisciplinary International Conference will be held between July 30 and August 2, 2014 at the Kisii Main Campus, in Kisii Town, Kenya. Submission of abstracts: Send abstracts of between 250 and 500 words, including full contact details (title, name, address, email-address, and telephone) as well as institutional affiliation by 30th May, 2014 to Prof. Maurice Amutabi at or The deadline for submission of full papers is 30th June, 2014. All papers presented at the conference will be published in edited volumes and journals affiliated to Kisii University after satisfactory peer review process.
The conference will consist of ten colloquia organized along themes:
Colloquium 1: Globalization, social, Economic and Political Changes in Africa
Colloquium 2: Globalization, Agriculture, Commerce, Tourism and Management of Resources in Africa
Colloquium 3: Globalization, Education and Development in Africa
Colloquium 4: Globalization, Constitutionalism and Human Rights
Colloquium 5: Globalization, Engineering, Science and Technology, and Environment in Africa
Colloquium 6: Globalization, Christianity & other Religions in Africa
Colloquium 7: Globalization, Peace and Conflict in Africa
Colloquium 8: Globalization, Library, Information and Communication Technology
Colloquium 9: Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research in Africa
Colloquium 10: Roundtables, independent panels and association meetings
Registration Fees
Staff and students from Kisii University KShs.5000 KShs.5,000.00
Staff and students from other universities in Kenya KShs.6,000.00
Staff from East African Universities and Organizations KShs.8,500.00
( US $100)
Rest of Africa US$ 150.00
Rest of the World – Europe, America, Asia, etc US$ 200.00
Registration fee payments to: Kisii University (Attn: 1st Annual International Conference)
Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi, (PhD)
E-mail: or


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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