Africa Forum

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Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A NAFSA seminar offered by the Internationalization Services Department.

Explore issues related to international partnerships and cooperation with Africa. Global Dialogue Program fellows and partners, and other African higher education leaders share innovative practices in the region and provide insight on how to develop sustainable and successful internationalization strategies and partnerships.

Agenda

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
10:00 a.m.–10:05 a.m. Welcome and Introduction:
Kelechi Kalu, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of California-Riverside
10:05 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Internationalization of Higher Education in the Era of Xenophobic Nationalisms:
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University-Africa, Kenya
10:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Dialogue about Developing and Implementing Successful Inter-Institutional Higher Education Relationships:
Kelechi Kalu, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of California-Riverside
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Professor of African and Comparative/International Politics, Ithaca College
11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Q & A and Global Dialogue Fellows' Commentary
11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions:
Higher Education Internationalization in Africa

Speakers

Paul Tiyambe ZelezaPaul Tiyambe Zeleza - Keynote Speaker
Vice Chancellor, United States International University-Africa, Kenya
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is vice chancellor and professor of the humanities and social sciences at the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a past president of the U.S. African Studies Association and board member (Africa) of the International Association of Universities. He also worked as a consultant for the Ford and MacArthur foundations on their initiatives to revitalize higher education in Africa and was an adviser to the United Nations Research Institute. Professor Zeleza has presented close to 250 speeches in 31 countries and has served on editorial boards of over two dozen journals. He has also published more than 300 articles and has authored or edited 27 books. Professor Zeleza earned his bachelor’s (with distinction) from the University of Malawi and a master’s in African history and international relations from the University of London. He holds his PhD in economic history and a doctor of laws (honoris causa) from Dalhousie University in Canada.

Read Professor Zeleza's paper, "Internationalization of Higher Education in the Era of Xenophobic Nationalisms."

Peyi Soyinka-AirewelePeyi Soyinka-Airewele
Professor of African and Comparative/International Politics, Ithaca College
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele is professor of African and comparative/international politics at Ithaca College, New York and visiting professor at Covenant University, Nigeria. In 2008, she was elected to serve as the first female president of the Association of Third World Studies Inc. and co-vice chairperson of the Ithaca City of Asylum (2007-8). Peyi was the founder of the Alliance for Community Transformation, ACT Africa and director of the Partnership of the Academy and Community (PACT-OAU). She was elected as director of research (2010-12) and president (2012-14) of the African Studies and Research Forum (ASRF) and is currently co-president of the African Women’s Initiative, USA. Peyi was a fellow of the Global Security and Cooperation Program of the Social Science Research Council, the Oxford Round Table, United Kingdom and the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. She is currently an ambassador for the Stephen's Children's Home, a center that nurtures, heals and educates hundreds of children orphaned and displaced by Boko Haram terrorism.

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