Conference (KNIC3), August 20-22, 2014
Jointly Organized by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana), Lincoln University (Pennsylvania, USA)
VENUE:Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond, (Vancouver) British Columbia, Canada.
THEME: “Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization”
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, and Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, USA are pleased to invite you to participate in the Third Biennial Conference, Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC3)
The interdisciplinary conference will provide a platform for scholars and students from educational institutions from across the globe to share ideas on how to pool resources and to provide a synergy of knowledge, efforts, projects and programs in Africa and throughout the African world community that are designed to develop the intellectual, social, economic as well as cultural life opportunities of people of African heritage.
With its theme “Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization” the conference has as its cardinal aim to harness intellectual, academic, technological, and pedagogical resources in addressing the brain-drain scourge that bedevils the continent. It will seek to debate the causes, effects, and dynamics of the scourge of brain-drain in Africa. The conference will bring together leading scholars and researchers to discuss and share innovative and creative ideas, projects and solutions that would aim at turning the brain-drain loss into a brain-gain gain for the mutual benefit of Continental Africans and people of African descent in the Diaspora.
Although efforts are being made to secure some funding for the encouragement and assistance of participation by scholars from outside North America and Europe — especially young scholars — the organizers are unable, at this time, to offer financial support. Therefore, as of now, participants are responsible for their own expenses until later notified otherwise. Participants from countries requiring a visa to enter Canada must make arrangements to secure them before they travel to Canada.
PAPER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstracts of approximately 250 words for papers of 20 minutes’ delivery duration—coupled with suggestions of panels consisting of 3 panelists each—are welcome and should be e-mailed, with a short bio-note (50 words, indicating email address, university or institutional affiliation, department or academic program, and year of study for students ) contact address, and one to three keywords related to the area of research to: Dr. Charles Quist-Adade, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com no later than April 15, 2014, final notification of selection to be communicated by April 30, 2014.
For more information, click: http://www.kwantlen.ca/knic