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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.

Revised Final Program for International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 27-30, 2017 held at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

We welcome all presenters to this International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 27-30, 2017 held at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya  DAY 1 – June 27   Arrival and Registration of delegates   Familiarization and visit to Conference venue   … Continue reading

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Final Draft Program for 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 27-30, 2017 held at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

We welcome all presenters and other scholars to this 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, June 27-30, 2017 held at Multimedia University of Kenya Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya   DAY 1 – June 27   Arrival and Registration of delegates   Familiarization and … Continue reading

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Draft Conference program for June 27-30 2017 conference in Nairobi

Welcome to the 7th Annual AISA International Interdisciplinary Conference, Nairobi, Kenya   By Prof. Maurice N. Amutabi President, AISA Vice President, KESSA Co-convener   A huge conference such as this can only succeed through debts to various stakeholders. I would … Continue reading

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Reminder – Deadline March 30 2017 – Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya

Call for Papers for the 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on June 28 to 30, 2017 at Multimedia University of Kenya   General conference theme: “Africa at Development Crossroads” Conference Venue: Multimedia University of Kenya, … Continue reading

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Leasing BVR kits and election materials the easiest way forward for IEBC

Leasing BVR kits and election materials the easiest way forward for IEBC  By Maurice N. Amutabi  The 2.5 billion shillings that has been allocated by the Government to secure electronic voting kits for IEBC has turned out to be the … Continue reading

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Universities and counties should not bear tribal names – lessons from US and Nigeria

Universities and counties should not bear tribal names – lessons from US and Nigeria By Maurice N Amutabi Universities are public entities and should never bear the name of an ethnic group. Similarly, counties belong to all Kenyans according to … Continue reading

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Universities and counties should not bear tribal names – lessons from US and Nigeria

Universities and counties should not bear tribal names – lessons from US and Nigeria By Maurice N Amutabi Universities are public entities and should never bear the name of an ethnic group. Similarly, counties belong to all Kenyans according to … Continue reading

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