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26th Annual Meeting
26-28 October 2008
Hosted by Millersville University, PA and the ATWS
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL ATWS MEETING
THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL ATWS MEETING
The Twenty-Fifth Silver Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc., the largest organization of its kind in the world, was held in Lima, Peru, November 18-20, 2007. The conclave featured 130 attendees who participated in 45 panels and round tables which focused on the theme, “Development Strategies: Struggles for Peace, Justice, and Democracy.”
The conference was sponsored by ATWS, Georgia Southwestern State University, and Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
The Keynote Banquet Address, “AIDS in Africa: On the Cusp of Hope,” was presented by Mark Kline, M.D., President, Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI). Emmanuel I. Udogu, Ph.D., professor of political science at Appalachian State University, gave the presidential address, “The Issue of Political leadership in the Third World: What is to be Done?”
Dr. Mark Kline received the ATWS Humanitarian Award for “His Untiring and Courageous Work in Combatting Pediatric HIV/AIDS in the Third World.”
The prestigious ATWS “Presidential Award” for 2007 was presented to Michael Hall, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Armstrong Atlantic State University, “In Recognition of His Outstanding Contributions to the Promotion of Scholarship Devoted to the Third World.”
Several awards were presented to recognize individuals who have made significant scholarly contributions to the academic discipline of Third World studies. The winner of the “Lawrence Dunbar Reddick Memorial Scholarship Award,” for the best article published on Africa in the year 2006 issues of Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS), was Assefaw Bariagaber, Ph.D.,professor and chair of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University. Professor Bariagaber received this honor for his outstanding article, “United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: A Cookie-Cutter Approach?” published in Volume 23, No. 2, Fall 2006 issue of JTWS.
The winners of the “Cecil B. Currey ATWS Book Award,” presented to the author(s) of the best book published in the area of Third World studies during 2006-2007, were Farhad Nomani, Ph.D., professor of economics and business administration, The American University of Paris, and Sohrab Behdad, professor and John E. Harris chair in economics, Denison University. Professors Nomani and Behdad received the award for their superlative work, Class and Labor in Iran: Did the Revolution Matter; published by Syracuse University Press in 2006.
The Toyin Falola ATWS Africa Book Award, given for the best book on Africa published in 2006-2007 was presented to Assefaw Bariagaber for his outstanding work, Conflict and the Refugee Experience: Flight, Exile, and Repatriation in the Horn of Africa, Ashgate Press (UK), 2006.
The “Harold Isaacs Graduate Student Award,” given to the author of the top graduate student paper presented at the annual ATWS meeting, was presented to Daniel Ogbaharya, Northern Arizona University, for his excellent paper, “The Impact of Institutional Degradation on Pastoral Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa: The Case of the Borana of Ethiopia.”
John Mukum Mbaku, Ph.D., who served over two decades (l986-2007) as associate editor of the African sections of the Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS), received the “ATWS Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service..” Outgoing President Emmanuel I. Udogu also presented “ATWS Outstanding Service Awards” to John Mbaku, Gary Kline, and William Pederson, Ph.D, professor of political science, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, who is Executive Director of ATWS
The Fidelis E. Udogu Africa Award for Outstanding Scholarly and Humanitarian Services,” was presented to Akwasi B. Assensoh, Ph.D., professor of history at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Entertainment at the “Welcoming Reception” was provided by the Peruvian Folklore Show.
Newly elected ATWS officers are: Gary Kline, President; Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, Ithaca College, Vice-President/President-Elect; and Nurudeen Akinyemi, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, Kennesaw State University, Executive Council Post #1
The Twenty-Sixth annual ATWS meeting will be held at Millersville University (PA), October 26-28, 2008.
RESULTS OF THE 2007 ATWS ELECTIONS
Vice-President/President/Elect: Peyi Soyinka-Airewele
Executive Council – Post #1: Nurudeen Akinyemi
The new Executive Council will therefore consist of President, Gary Kline, Immediate Past President, Emmanuel I. Udogu, Vice-President/President/Elect, Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Secretary, Lauren Eastwood, Executive Director, William D. Pederson, Editor of the Journal of Third World Studies Harold Isaacs, Chair of the Nominations & Elections Committee David Schwam-Baird, Chair of the Information Services Committee Bhim Sandhu, Chair of the Teaching Committee Lily Mendoza, and Executive Council members Nurudeen Akinyemi, Virginia Leonard, and Peng Deng.
GREETINGS From the President’s Desk
Dear Friends & Colleagues:
By all accounts, our grand Twenty-fifth Annual Conference of ATWS in Lima, Peru was both very festive and very productive. Every one of our conferences has been an excellent occasion to renew old friendships, to make new friends, and to share ideas and reinvigorate ourselves for the important work we pursue as an organization. It is now more than a quarter century ago that our Founder, Dr. Harold Isaacs, conceived this great association. Back then, academics and policy-makers generally paid little attention to the so-called Third World, except insofar as it represented pools of productive resources and peoples to be won over in a strategic competition for ideological supremacy. That is, before it was fashionable to study these countries, through ATWS he sought to increase awareness of the things that unite us globally as humans.
Dr. Isaacs saw fellow human beings with the same needs as those of us who are more fortunate and are living in the countries of the global West/North. He imbued this association with a new spirit. Today, our members have a deep and abiding interest in the welfare of the peoples of the Developing countries, who struggle to meet their basic physical needs and who are frequently being denied fundamental rights and liberties. Moreover, we understand that their plight is linked to our own lives and lifestyles; we realize that our own fate is ultimately intertwined with the good of the many (often invisible and voiceless) peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Today, we realize that what happens in the Third World does not stay in the Third World. We know that we are interconnected in a great web of spiritual as well as material being. So Dr. Isaacs’s prescient vision is now rooted in the hearts and minds of hundreds of us who take an active interest in the life of ATWS.
We are a diverse association, indeed, with many nations, racial and ethnic groups, religions, languages, cultures, and scholarly disciplines and interests represented. One might expect that this diversity would make us unwieldy and fractious. However, our commonalities clearly override our differences. We are brothers and sisters with a goal to focus greater attention on the needs of the neglected peoples of the Third World. We are united in our mission to promote global peace, justice, sustainability, and dignity, and in our desire to leave the world a better place for future generations. We constantly seek ways to bring this spirit to fruition by expanding awareness and finding practical applications that produce tangible benefits. In my estimation, we are bound by the recognition of our essential, shared humanity, by our faith in a better future, and by worthy goals.
This year, as President of ATWS, I hope to draw more members to our association, for our mission is great and the obstacles we face are daunting. Globally, there are many problems and challenges; so we are in need of as many people of good will as we can find to help us. I ask current members to make a real effort this year to attract new members. You undoubtedly have colleagues, friends, and family who share our concerns, but who have not yet become actively engaged in the struggles for a better world. Please get them to join us. I also want to identify more practical ways to apply the skills and knowledge of our members. If you have any ideas how to put our energies to work, I want to hear from you. I urge you to sincerely, as we commence our second quarter-century, let us re-dedicate ourselves to the founding spirit and ideals of our association.
My warmest wishes to you all,
Gary Kline, Professor and President
GSW Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series
The Georgia Southwestern State University Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series, founded in 1981 by Dr. Harold Isaacs, is currently celebrating its 27th anniversary. The series was the seedbed for the founding by Dr. Isaacs of ATWS in 1983 and JTWS in 1984.
“Major Third World Developments” are the focus of the series during the 2007-2008 academic year. During the Summer semester a seminar was held on “The Historical Struggle Between Liberalism and Democracy.” Featured speaker was noted political theorist Paul N. Goldstene (Sacramento State University). Gary Kline and William Head served as discussants. Fall semester seminars included two forums: a seminar on “Are the Iraqi People Any Better Off Now Than They were Under Saddam Hussein,” featuring members of the GSW Department of History and Political Science (Richard C. Hall, Brian Smith, Philip Szmedra, Brian Parkinson, and Miles Cooper); and a seminar on “Future Challenges in Global North Control of Transnational Immigration and Possible Effects in Global South States,” a subject explored by John D. Van Dorn who teaches Political Science at Columbus State University.“ During the Spring semester there will be seminars on major contemporary developments in Bulgaria and Thailand. Large numbers of students and faculty continue to attend and participate in the forums which are taped by the Instructional Technology Center at GSW and shown to the community on GSW Channel 16.
“CALL FOR BOOKS” CECIL B. CURREY BOOK AWARD 2007-2008
ATWS wishes to announce the formal request for submissions of books for the Cecil B. Currey Book Award for 2007-2008. This award is named in honor of one of the foremost experts on the war in Vietnam. Topics on any part of the Third World are acceptable. ATWS members are encouraged to have their works published and submit them for the book award. The award will not necessarily be given out each year, but only when the committee determines that a book of sufficient merit is submitted. Publications must be 2007 through May 15, 2008 Submission deadline is June 30, 2008.
1. Only monographs and studies will be considered. Please do not submit anthologies or edited works.
2. If an individual wishes to be considered s/he must send a letter of application to the committee chair, Dr. Tom Leonard, Department of History, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
3. Persons interested in entering the competition must submit a copy of their book to each of the members of the committee – please mail them yourself or have your publisher send copies.
Committee members are:
Dr. Tom Leonard, Department of History, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645. E-mail: email@example.com
Dr.Philip Aka, Department of History and Political Science, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL, 60628-1598. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Paul Magnarella, Director, Peace Studies Program, Warren-Wilson College, P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815. E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Dorothea Martin, Department of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“CALL FOR BOOKS” THE 2007-2008 TOYIN FALOLA ATWS AFRICA BOOK AWARD
The Toyin Falola Africa Book Award, in honor of Toyin Falola, one of Africa’s outstanding historians and intellectuals, will be given for the best book on Africa published in 2006-2007. Book submissions must be published in 2007 through May 15, 2008. The deadline for the submission of entries is June 30, 2008. The award will not automatically be given each year, but only whenever the committee decides that a book of considerable merit has been submitted. ATWS members are encouraged to enter their publications into the competition. The recipient will receive a plaque, citation, and a $500 cash award.
1. Only monographs and studies will be considered. Please do not submit anthologies or edited works.
2. An individual who wishes to be considered must send a letter of application to the committee chair, Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura, Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street, NW. Washington, DC 20059. E-mail; email@example.com
3. Publishers are permitted to nominate an author’s book as long as the above rules are observed.
4. An individual seeking the award is responsible for sending a copy of his/her book to each member of the committee.
Committee members are:
Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura, committee chair, Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street, NW. Washington, DC 20059. E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. James T. Gire, Department of Psychology, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. E-mail: GireJT@vmi.edu
Dr. Jose Arimateia da Cruz, Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA 31419-1997. E-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Ishmael Munene, Center for Education Excellence, Northern Arizona University, Flagg Staff, AZ 86011-5774. E-mail: Munene@nau.edu
International Journal of South Asian Studies
Scope of the Journal
The Journal would be promoting original academic research in humanities, culture, comparative religion, social science, industry, education, rural development, science & technology for development, ecology & environment, gender & development, security issues, ethnic conflicts, domestic politics, governance & social movements, grassroots governance etc.
South Asia is one of the great cradles of civilization in the world. It has been the theatre of great conflicts and wars too. The scars of partition have been haunting the region ever since the withdrawal of the British. However following the initiative of the late General Zia-ul-Rahman of Bangladesh an arrangement has been hammered out for regional co-operation in South Asia. Thus came into existence the SAARC.
Even though SAARC is moving on a slow pace it has contributed towards greater understanding among the people of South Asia. For furthering of understanding among the people of the region, academic centers of South Asian Studies are required to be established and networked in various Universities in different countries of the region. Similarly, for dissemination of knowledge as also to promote serious research in all aspects of South Asia an inter-disciplinary Journal is proposed from Pondicherry University.
Specific objectives of the Journal is to publish original empirical research and theoretical studies on religion, ethnicity, bi-lateral and multi-lateral relations, trade and economic relations, gender and development studies, civil society movements and studies on democracy, problems of marginalized sections, cross border terrorism and violation of human rights, ecology and environment, issues in governance at the local, national and regional levels.
Original papers that fall within the scope of the Journal shall be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief on or before February 29, 2008 for the inaugural issue. An abstract of the paper in about 150 words must accompany the papers. The text shall be in font size 12 in Times New Roman in Double Space. The length of the research papers should be between 5000 to 7000 words. Short notes, perspectives and lengthy papers will be published if the content justifies their publication. Notes should be placed at the end of the text and their location in the text marked by superscript Arabic Numerals. References should be cited within the text in parenthesis. Bibliography should be placed at the end of the text. All articles will be, as a rule, referred to experts in the subject concerned. Those recommended for publication will be published after appropriate editing.
CALL FOR PAPERS Appalachian Spring: Third Annual Conference in World History and Economics
This conference is an interdisciplinary meeting aimed at bringing together scholars from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) with scholars from other universities in North Carolina and the surrounding states. We have already hosted two of these meetings in the past, which have been very successful. Our model is to bring a prominent keynote speaker to our campus, a person with wide interdisciplinary appeal. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Peter Lindert from the University of California, Davis, a world-renowned scholar of the economics and history of government spending and globalization. We will also feature 5-6 panels with scholarly papers, divided among different topical themes, including an undergraduate/graduate panel. This year’s theme will be Government and Progress: A World of Experience.
The conference will take place on April 26, 2008, on the Appalachian State University campus, Boone, in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. Those interested in participating should let the organizers know by March 1st, 2008. A one-page abstract describing the scholar’s proposal should be submitted to the organizers by that date. A full paper will be expected by the organizers by April 2nd, 2008. There is no registration fee. The organizers might provide funding for accommodations (pending on funding), but not for travel expenses. We will offer meals to the participants during the meeting at no cost.
Organizers (contacts for paper proposals and practical matters):
• David Johnson, Assistant Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6007, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Jari Eloranta, Assistant Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6006, email: email@example.com
• George Ehrhardt, Assistant Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice), phone: 1-828-262-3085, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Timothy Perri, Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of Economics), phone: 1-828-262-2251, email: email@example.com
• Dorothea Martin, Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6022, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Anatoly Isaenko, Associate Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6028, email: email@example.com)
Dr. Peter Lindert
Dr. Lindert, Distinguished Professor of Economics at University of California, Davis, is a prolific scholar of modern economic history. He is one of leading experts of the economics and history of governments and redistribution as well as the long trends in globalization. His current research interests include the causes and effects of modern fiscal redistribution; history of inequality, political voice and economic growth. His most current large-scale research project, comprising researchers from many different countries, focuses on global prices and incomes in the long run (see the website: http://gpih.ucdavis.edu/), which features a growing array of downloadable files of historical data.
Representative Recent Papers:
• Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century.
• Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson, “Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal?” in Michael D. Bordo, Alan M. Taylor, and Jeffrey G. Williamson (eds.), Globalization in Historical Perspective (Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the NBER, 2003), pp. 227-270.
• “Voice and Growth: Was Churchill Right?” Journal of Economic History, 63, 2 (June 2003): 315-350.
• Shifting Ground: The Changing Agricultural Soils of China and Indonesia (book), MIT Press 2000.
• “Three Centuries of Inequality in Britain and America,” in A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon, Handbook of Income Distribution, Elsevier 2000. Professor Lindert’s professional affiliations include: Economic History Association (President-Elect, Journal Co-Editor, Editorial Board, Board of Trustees); Cliometric Society (Winner of Its “Can” Award); American Economic Association; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, among others.
THE ATWS ANNOUNCES THE 2008 ISAACS AWARD COMPETITION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
At its 2001 meeting the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) instituted The Harold Isaacs Award competition for graduate students. The Award is named in honor of the Association’s founding president and aimed toward supporting research focusing on various problems facing “Third World” peoples. The Award will be made to the top graduate student paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association. The Award is designed to encourage high quality research and writing among graduate students who have an interest in Third World studies. All candidates MUST have their papers accepted for presentation at the meeting in order to be eligible for the competition AND they must be present at the 2008 ATWS meeting to deliver their paper. The winner will be presented with a $400 check award at the annual meeting’s banquet. Other selected graduate student papers will also be presented with Certificates of Excellence AND they must be present at the 2008 ATWS meeting to deliver their paper.
The selection procedure is as follows: students will submit abstracts of their papers according to established procedures of the Association (see Call for Papers above). Paper submissions MUST follow “Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts” for Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS). Click-on Journal of Third World Studies at http://itc.gsw.edu/atws Upon acceptance for presentation at the meeting, the student will send three copies of the completed paper to the Education Committee Chair. The deadline for receipt of papers is 30 September 2008. The current chair is Dr. S. Lily Mendoza, Human Communication Studies, 2142 South High St., Denver, Colorado, 80208, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Mendoza and two other ATWS members will compose the Graduate Student Award Selection Subcommittee.
Interested graduate students must submit papers that 1) demonstrate originality in terms of research area and/or interpretation, 2) contribute to the intellectual debates within the subject area in which they are framed, and 3) present well-substantiated arguments. Please note that submissions should be near ready for publication. The winning paper will be published in the Journal of Third World Studies after any revisions suggested by the Review subcommittee and the Editor of JTWS.
Prof.Philip C. Aka, J.D., Ph.D. Professor of Political Science, Chicago State University. Reports his scholarship as follows:
“Corporate Governance in South Africa: Analyzing the Dynamics of Corporate Governance Reforms in the ‘Rainbow Nation,’” North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Vol. 33 (forthcoming spring 2008);
“Assessing the Constitutionality of President George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Initiatives,” Journal of Law in Society, Vol. 9 (forthcoming spring 2008);
“Professor Ben O. Nwabueze and the Struggle for Igbo Self-Determination,” Slovenian Law Review, Vol. 4 (forthcoming fall 2007);
“The Supreme Court and the Challenge of Protecting Minority Religions in the United States,” The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues, Vol. 9 (spring 2007), pp. 343-405; and
“Technology Use and the Gay Movement for Equality in America,” Capital University Law Review, Vol. 35 (spring 2007), pp. 665-742.
On a slightly different note, I also want to share with colleagues that I have completed requirements for an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree in International Human Rights Law that I will be receiving from Indiana University in May of this 2008.
Prof. Moye Godwin Bongyu, informs the members about his recent publications:
“The HIPC Initiative: A Collaborative Effort to Disentangle Poor Countries from Debt-Poverty Trap” PA Times, International Supplement, March 2007.
” Transportation Technology Transfer and Poverty Alleviation in Africa” P.A. Times, Vol. 30, No. 7, July 2007
Emeka Nwagwu, Mustafa Younis and Moye Bongyu. “The American Health Care Orphans: Market and Government Failures” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. 19(3), 342-352, Fall 2007.
Tatah Mentan and Moye Bongyu. Understanding Global Multi-Cellular Terrorism in Jack Pinkowski, ed. Homeland Security Handbook, CRC Press, 2008 (Chapter 7), 131-148
Tatah Mentan and Moye Bongyu. Promise and Perils of Politicized Islam in Africa in Jack Pinkowski, ed. Homeland Security Handbook, CRC Press, 2008 (Chapter 9) 167-197
2007/2008 Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Award
Mueni wa Muiu:
Mueni wa Muiu, The Pitfalls of Liberal Democracy and Late Nationalism in South Africa (to be published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, October 2008; 272 pp.; $69.95 hardcover; ISBN: 0-230-60815-9).
Prof. Delma S. Jackson, MSW, PhD published the book, An Examination of Social Risk Factors for Wife Abuse in the Dominican Republic.
This study examines social risk factors associated with wife abuse in the Dominican Republic. Using the 2002 Dominican Republic Demographic and Health Survey data, married women ages 15-49, were selected (n-3779) for analysis. The dependent variable is wife abuse and independent variables are age, education of wife/ husband, rural / urban residence, religion, work status, pregnancy and husband’s alcohol use. The current study shows a decline in wife abuse among women in age groups 30-34, 35-39, and 45-49. Other risk factors are respondents work status, lack of religious practices and husband’s alcohol use.
Prof. Dave Jervis Associate Professor of Political Science at Rockford College (IL), will soon publish a review essay entitled “Mugged by Reality: The American Experience in Iraq” in the South African Journal of International Affairs.
Prof. George Klay Kieh, Jr. Grand Valley State University, Michigan, reports scholarly work as follows:
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