AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ON
A Report of the Second Wilberforce Conference on Africa held in cooperation with the Association of Nigerian Scholars for Dialogue
|This report has been
compiled in association
with Dr. Kunle Awotokun, Dr. Adigun Agbaje, Dr. Terrence Glass, and Dr.
© 1998 Central State University
Triatlantic Books, P.O. Box 2530
|Papers presented at the
Conference on Civil Society in Africa will be published in a separate
(Editors: Eghosa Osaghae, Adigun Agbaje, and Ebere Onwudiwe;
About the Editor
Ebere Onwudiwe, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for African Studies at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. He is also the editor of The International Journal for African Studies.
I would like to thank the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. for the grant which made this conference possible. The success of the conference was a result of the collaborative administrative style of President John Garland and his team which has provided sustained support for academic and outreach programs in Central State University, in general.
The Center for African Studies has also benefited strongly
generosity of Dr. Terrence Glass, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
not only contributed to the editing of this report but have allowed me
several privileges aimed at completing this project successfully. I
also like to thank CSU's faculty and students for creating an
for spirited academic debates such as those witnessed during this
despite the fact that we continue to operate strictly under severe
constraints. In all, the credit to the success of the conference goes
the participants and to my student assistants, Angelique Mutombo, Imani
Johnson, Edith---and ----who actually did the work.
FOREWORD AND WELCOMING REMARKS