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The Africa Society Conference
Edmonton, February 1999

The Africa Society is organizing a two-day conference at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, February 26-28, 1999. The Conference Theme: OPTIONS FOR AFRICA: Education, Development, Governance The Keynote Speaker: DR. GEORGE SEFA DEI "Afrocentricity and Education: Implications for Africa and the Diaspora" Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE, Canada Proposals of up to 200 words are invited for papers in the following areas: EDUCATION AND CULTURE Africa in the Information Age; Literature and the Arts; African cinema; 'Brain Drain' and African Students Abroad; African Diaspora; African Masculinities; Gender, Sex and Sexualities; Nationalisms and Identities. DEVELOPMENT Globalization and Development Studies; Gender and Development; Sustainable Development; Industrialization and Post-Industrialization; Agriculture and the Environment; Media and Communications Technologies. POLITICAL ECONOMY Governance; Democratization; Peace and Security; Human Rights; Neo-/Post-colonialism; Corruption; Constitutional Changes; Africa and Global Civil Society; Africa in the Global Economy. Other topic suggestions are welcome. Conference organizers plan to publish selected papers. Deadline for Proposal submission is January 15, 1999. Proposals and enquiries should be addressed to either: Dr. Malinda S. Smith State and Legal Studies Athabasca University 1 University Drive Athabasca, Alberta Canada T9S 3A3 E-mail: Tel: +1-(403) 438-5708 Fax: +1-(403) 675-6338 Or Dr. Lahoucine Ouzgane Department of English University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 2E5 E-mail: Tel: +1-(403) 492-7828 Fax: +1-(403) 492-8142