On Thursday 11th June 2020, the Association for the Promotion of African Studies (APAS) had her International Conference on “African Ideologies, Human Security and Peace-Building”.
The Convener of the Conference is Professor KANU Ikechukwu Anthony, OSA, the President of the Association for the Promotion of African Studies. During his Presidential address, observed that: “The context of this year’s International Conference is a living and dynamic potential of energies and values ready to be dynamized, as it provides us a wonderful opportunity to encounter valuable insights and fresh ideas on human security and peace-building”.
The Keynote Speaker at the Conference is the C.P. John Bassey Abang, fdc, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command. During his keynote address, said that the: “Theme of the conference captures two important concerns of Nigeria that reflects both contemporary and post-colonial realities. The contemporary reality that this theme captures is in the human security and peace-building which remains the cornerstone of President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Strategy”.
The Lead paper was delivered by Professor Maduabuchi Dukor, the HOD of the Department of Philosophy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State. He posited that: “The theme of this conference as it were, presupposes that Ideology promotes agents of human security and peace and is the agent by the agency of human, sentinel and rational being”.
The International conference brought together more than 100 scholars from more than 50 universities in Africa and beyond. Great appreciation goes to the Organizing Committee headed by Professor Nkechinyere Nwokoye. Other members include, Dr. Ejikemeuwa J. O. Ndubisi, Dr. Chiugo C. Kanu, Dr. Kanayo L. Nwadialor, Dr. Nkoli Nnyigide, Dr. Alex Ugwuja and Dr. Charles Nweke.