Newsletter: Vol. 11

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Spring 2008


West Chester University


26th Annual Meeting

26-28 October 2008

Hosted by Millersville University, PA and the ATWS
Voices of the Subaltern: Identities, Hierarchies and Social Struggles in a Globalizing Age
We are pleased to invite proposals for presentations that engage marginalized identities, socio-economic & political silencing and resistance, and that expose the complex relationships between power and the dispossessed. Participants are encouraged to rethink strategies for success in global struggles for peace, justice, rights and development and to reconstruct local and global agendas from the positioning of the oppressed.
Papers and Panels from all academic disciplines that deal with the study of Africa, Asia (except Japan), Latin America/Caribbean, the Middle East and their Diasporas are welcome.

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele, Ph.D.
Department of Politics, Ithaca College
Conference Program Chair
Doyin Coker-Kolo, Ph.D.
School of Education
Millersville Univ. of Pennsylvania
Conference Site Coordinator
Procedure Please submit a 200-word electronic copy abstract online at our conference website on Online registrations fully available by 02/25/08. If interested in serving as chair or discussant, submit the brief electronic copy statement online.
Deadline June 15, 2008 for submission of abstracts. Conference Registration should accompany submission of abstracts. Registration fees will be refunded if your proposal is not accepted. All presenters must be fully registered by July 25, 2008 or they will be stricken from program.
Registration The pre-registration fee is $100 (U.S. dollars) for ATWS members and $120 for non-members. Participants coming from the Third World pay only $50. Registration fees increase after 25 July 2008. Conference payment and membership dues are payable online or can be mailed to:Doyin Coker-Kolo, Ph.D., ATWS Treasurer
School of Education, Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551
Housing Conference site is the beautiful Willow Valley Resort and Conference Center, Lancaster, PA. More information available on our conference website at:
Further Information Registration/Paper/Panel forms and additional information available at and at



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.


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
Association of Third World Studies, Inc.
Chair, Department of History & Political Science
Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, Georgia USA

GSW Third World in Perspective Program Seminar Series
Celebrating Twenty-Seventh Anniversary

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.


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:

Dr.Philip Aka, Department of History and Political Science, Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL, 60628-1598. E-mail:

Dr. Paul Magnarella, Director, Peace Studies Program, Warren-Wilson College, P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815. E-mail:

Dr. Dorothea Martin, Department of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. E-mail:


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.

Qualifications are:

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;

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;

Dr. James T. Gire, Department of Psychology, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450. E-mail:

Dr. Jose Arimateia da Cruz, Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA 31419-1997. E-mail:

Dr. Ishmael Munene, Center for Education Excellence, Northern Arizona University, Flagg Staff, AZ 86011-5774. E-mail:

International Journal of South Asian Studies
Department of Politics & International Studies
Pondicherry University, India – 605 014
Call for Papers

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.


Prof. J A K Tareen


Pondicherry University.

Chairman, Editorial Board Prof. D.Sambandhan

Head, DPIS

Pondicherry University


Editor –in-ChiefDr. Mohanan B Pillai Professor, DPIS

Pondicherry University

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:

• Jari Eloranta, Assistant Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6006, email:

Supporting Committee:

• George Ehrhardt, Assistant Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice), phone: 1-828-262-3085, email:

• Timothy Perri, Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of Economics), phone: 1-828-262-2251, email:

• Dorothea Martin, Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6022, email:

• Anatoly Isaenko, Associate Professor (Appalachian State University, Department of History): phone: 1-828-262-6028, email:

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:, 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.
Two volumes. Cambridge University Press, 2004. Growing Public has been awarded the 2005 Allan Sharlin Prize for best book in social science history published in 2004 and is also a co-winner of the Gyorgy Ranki Prize for the best book in European Economic History in 2003-2004.

• 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.


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 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: 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

Research Awards

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:


Reconstituting the State in Africa (Co-edited). New York: Palgrave. 2007.

Beyond State Failure and Collapse: Making the State Relevant in Africa (edited). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2007.

Stakes in Africa-United States Relations: Proposals for Equitable Partnership (Co- authored). Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse Press. 2007.

Liberia’s First Civil War: The Crises of Underdevelopment,
New York: Peter Lang Publishing. 2008.

Africa and the New Globalization (edited), Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing. 2008.

Book Chapters

“Democratizing States and State Reconstitution in Africa,” (co-authored), in Pita Ogaba Agbese and George Klay Kieh, Jr. (eds.), Reconstituting the State in Africa, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007, 3-32.

“State Renewal in Africa: The Lessons,” (co-authored), in Pita Ogaba Agbese and George Klay Kieh, Jr. (eds.), Reconstituting the State in Africa, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007, 279-294.

“United States Foreign Policy and Democratization in Africa,” in George Klay Kieh, Jr. et al, Stakes in Africa-United States Relations: Proposals for an Equitable Partnership, Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse Press, 2007, 61-84.

“The Terminally Ill Berlinist State in Africa,” in George Klay Kieh, Jr. (ed.), Beyond State Failure and Collapse: Making The State Relevant in Africa, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2007, 3-21.

“Making The State Relevant in Africa: Theoretical Models,” in George Klay Kieh, Jr. (ed.), Beyond State Failure and Collapse: Making The State Relevant in Africa, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2007, 23-32.

“Creating A Relevant State in Africa,” in George Klay Kieh, Jr. (ed.), Beyond State Failure and Collapse: Making The State Relevant in Africa, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2007, 255-267.

“From the Old to the New Globalization in Africa,” In George Klay Kieh, Jr. (ed.), Africa and the New Globalization, Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2008, 1- 11.

“The New Globalization: Nature, Scope and Dynamics,” in George Klay Kieh, Jr. (ed.), Africa and the New Globalization, Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2008, 13-27.

“Weaving Together the Threads of the New Globalization in Africa,” in George Klay Kieh, Jr. (ed), Africa and the New Globalization, Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2008, 177-185.

Journal Articles

“The Human Development Crisis in Liberia,” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2007, 78-94.

“The United States and the First Liberian Civil War,” Africa Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2007, 24-35.

The Economic Community of West African States, Peacemaking and the Second Liberian Civil War,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 33, No.1, 2007.

Professional Conference
“The Hegemonic Presidency, the Constitution and Post-Conflict Peace-building in Liberia,” paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Liberian Studies Association, held March 23-35, 2007, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Works in Progress
The State in Africa: Issues and Perspectives (Co-edited). Ibadan, Nigeria: Program in Ethnic and Federal Studies, University of Ibadan.
Africa and the Third Millennium (edited). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
Book Chapters
Political Corruption and Violence in Africa,” in Michaelene Cox (ed.). State of Corruption State of Chaos: The Terror of Political Malfeasance.” Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

“Constitutionalism and Governance in Liberia,” in Kelechi Kalu and Peyi Soyinka Airewele (eds.). Socio-Political Scaffolding: Politics, Democratic Transitions and Governance in Africa. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press.
Journal Article
“Reconstituting the Neo-Colonial State in Africa.” Journal of Third World Studies.
Publication in Progress
Liberia’s State Failure, Collapse and Reconstitution. Cherry Hill, NJ: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers.

Contemporary Issues in African Studies (co-edited). Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press.

Civil Conflict, Chaos and Violence in the Mano River Basin of West Africa.

The State in Africa: Beyond False Starts (co-edited).
Book Chapter

“Elections and Democratization in Africa.” In A. Zack-Williams and E. Ike Udogu (eds.). The African Mosaic.

Beyond War Termination: Toward the Resolution of the Liberian Civil Conflict. Monograph #1. Cedar Falls, IA: Center for International Security and Peace Studies, University of Northern Iowa.

Prof. Virginia W Leonard, indicated her scholarly work as follows: “Haitian Revolution, 1789-1804,” Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450. Ed. Thomas Benjamin vol.2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference, USA, 2007, pp. 538-42.

Prof. Paul J. Magnarella, from Warren Wilson College published the following book chapter and articles:

“The Hutu-Tutsi Conflict in Rwanda,” in Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict. (Santosh C. Saha, Editor) NY/Oxford: Lexington Books, pp.107-131..

“Rwanda Resorts to the Gacaca, a Traditional People’s Court, Hoping to Achieve Swift Justice and Reconciliation” Bulletin of the Peace Studies Institute. Vol. 33 (2006) pp. 32-35.

“The Black Panther Party’s Confrontation with Ethnicity, Race and Class” in The Politics of Ethnicity and National Identity (Santosh C.. Saha,ed.) New York: Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 53-67.

“The American Society of International Law’s 2006 Humanitarian Law Resolution versus the U.S.-Led Invasion of Iraq and Related Activities” Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, 2006-2007 Annual Edition, pp, 58-69.

Paul was also named to the Boards of the Western North Carolina World Affairs Council and the United Nations-USA Association. He continues to direct the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Warren Wilson College.

Prof. Guy Martin, indicated his scholarship as follows: African Political Thought (to be published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, December 2008; 288 pp.; $ 69.95 hardcover; ISBN: 1-4039-6633-8; $22.95 paperback; ISBN: 1-4039-6634- 6).

Mueni wa Muiu and Guy Martin, A New Paradigm of the African State: Fundi Wa Afrika (to be published by Palgrave Macmillan, New York, October 2008; 272 pp.; $ 69.95 harcover; ISBN: 0-230-60780).

Prof. Michael Maguire is working on two projects of interest to ATWS members. Both are in progress. Project ‘a’ is a book defining “how to” create a Third World country, and why Third World countries persist to exist. This is a long term project and he hopes to complete it in the next couple of years.

The other project is in immediate progress. He is examining ecotourism and what he calls ecoculturalism in the Third World. He hopes to demonstrate that ecotourism is a viable economic option for a few percent of marginalized, poor, and under-represented people living in the Third World. His vehicle for this study is the whaling lagoons along the west coast of Baja and Baja Sur, Mexico. Prof. Maguire will be working within at least one lagoon, Ojo de Liebre, also known as Scammons’ Lagoon, as Gray Whale naturalist for a foreign (US) company exploiting ecotourism for its own profit. He intends to spend time with locals at this lagoon as well as two lagoons south of Scammon’s collecting data. His first visit will be on 20 February.

He will be sharing a report and experience at Caral/Supe with a local Peruvian group in San Diego calling itself “House of Peru.” No date is set.

He continues to volunteer at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He has recently concluded the most comprehensive exhibit ever of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and hosting a fabulous exhibit, The Day in Pompeii. The Pompeii exhibit features body casts and articles found at the excavation. The excavation began in the 16th century. He will serve as exhibit interpreter for guests and groups. He is also active as a Gray Whale naturalist on local whale watching boats, also representing the Museum.

J. Patrice McSherry, Associate Editor of Latin America sections for JTWS, Appears as an analyst in two new documentaries. One, entitled “My Enemy’s Enemy” by Oscar-winning film maker Kevin McDonald, concerns the role of Nazis in South America post-World War II. The other, “In Search of Enemies,” is a Richard Mahoney film on U.S. foreign policy and Operation Condor. McSherry’s book, Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005), is prominently referenced in the 2007 Uruguayan Presidential Report on Detained-Disappeared Persons and has been used as a resource in several human rights trials in Latin America (of former Uruguayan dictator Juan María Bordaberry in Uruguay and in a case brought by the Interamerican Court on Human Rights on a Condor victim, Goiburú vs. Paraguay). Her article “Death Squads as Parallel Forces: Uruguay, Operation Condor, and the United States,” published in JTWS in Spring 2007, was translated and published in Uruguayan journal Cuadernos de la Historia Reciente in September 2007. She also presented two lectures on Condor as a featured speaker at Cornell University and at Hartwick College in 2007.

Prof. Taysir Nashif’s book, Society, Intellectuals and Cultural Change in the Developing Countries, was published in 2006 by iUniverse, with ISBN – 13: 978-0-595-41243-3.

Prof. William D. Pederson delivered two papers, “Lincoln and Gandhi: Construction of National Identities and Conceptualization of Land/Territory in Decolonization,” at the annual Forum on Contemporary Theory held in Goa, India on Dec 16-19, 2007; and “Lincoln’s Legacy in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America,” at an international conference held at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. on October 4-6, 2007. He has also co-edited Creative Breakthroughs in Leadership: Madison, Lincoln, and Gandhi (Delhi: Pencraft International, 2007), as well as volume 25 of the Journal of Contemporary Thought, published by the Forum on Contemporary Theory in Baroda, India.

The International Lincoln Center (LSU in Shreveport) presented its annual International Award to Qatar Airways at a ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on October 24. The Airways recent ad campaign featured an image of Lincoln lounging in one of its posh recliner seats. The Center has assisted in the creation of a blog for the International Lincoln Association ( The site has received comments after Pervez Musharraf quoted Lincoln in justifying a state of emergency in Pakistan. The Center is planning two conferences, “Lincoln Without Borders,” to be held in Shreveport on October 22-24, 2009, and in Chennai, India on Dec 19-20, 2009. A Call for Paper Proposals has been issued for both international conferences. Both conferences have won the endorsement of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Center will feature political scientist Jean Edward Smith (Marshall University) on March 14, 2008, who will deliver, “Franklin D. Roosevelt: Liberalism Without Apology” based on his recent biography entitled FDR published in 2007. Political Scientist Yvette Alex-Assensoh (Indiana University, Bloomington) will deliver, “A 21st Century View of the American Constitution’” on September 17, 2008.

Prof. Ned Rinalducci, informs the members about his scholarship on this website.

Prof. Paul Rodell had two peer reviewed publications: “Southeast Asian Nationalism and the Russo-Japanese War: Reexamining Assumptions,” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Vol. 29 (2007) pp. 20-40; and “Separatist Insurgency in the Southern Philippines,”in Andrew T.H. Tan, editor, A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., 2007, 225-247.

For three weeks in May-June, he participated in a summer institute “Korean Culture and Society” given by the Asian Studies Development Program which is a cooperative project of the East-West Center of Honolulu and the University of Hawaii. In late May, the thirteen participants attended a busy series of seminar sessions given by UH faculty and cultural activities at the Center for Korean Studies.

The group then flew to Korea where they spent a week at Seoul National University, visited the border with the North at Panmunjom, and explored the national capital. In the second week, went through the southeastern provinces of the country visiting Buddhist and Confucian sites, automotive factories, provincial universities, and enjoying “home stay” experiences. Funding for the institute came from grants by the Freeman Foundation and the Korea Foundation.

In September, Rodell organized and hosted a three-day faculty development workshop titled “Islam in Asia” at Georgia Southern University’s Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah. Financial and logistical support for the workshop came from the Asian Studies Development Program which kept registration costs low. From Thursday through late Saturday afternoon, some thirty participants attended lectures, films, and seminar discussions with experts on Islam in Central, Southeast, and South Asia.

Prof. Jason E. Strakes, doctoral candidate at the School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University, will be publishing a research note on social networks and small arms proliferation in Defense and Security Analysis, and is contributing a chapter on topography and warfare in the Third World in a forthcoming edited volume on military geography (University of British Colombia Press, 2008). He is also preparing a manuscript on rebellion and repression in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, and will present papers on counterinsurgency strategy and geography and international conflict at the 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, March 26-29, 2008.

Prof. Jim Winkates, published “Suicide Terrorism: Are There Important Counterterrorist Lessons to be Learned?” In Barry Schneider, ed., Know Thy Enemy II: Terrorists and Criminal Gangs (Maxwell AFB AL: USAF Counterproliferation Center, 2008).

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