TORONTO, Ontario April 20, 2016 – In what ways have African religious movements shaped or affected Western states and society and what are the implications for theories on the relationship between the Global North and the Global South?
That will be the core question underpinning a scholarly conference at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School on Friday, April 29, 2016 that will bring together leading intellectuals and practitioners in law and other disciplines from Canada and beyond to listen to each other’s prepared papers, engage in debates, and work toward the formation of an international research network.
The conference will offer a unique platform for national and international academics and religious leaders to examine this question in-depth from an interdisciplinary lens and exchange ideas with the purpose of moving the research agenda on faith-based activism among continental and Diasporic Africans forward.
It is organized by Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Osgoode Professor and York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies, and Uwafiokun Idemudia, Associate Professor and Director of the Transition Year Program, York Department of Social Science.
The event is supported by Osgoode/York@50, the Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre (main organizing unit), Founders College and York’s African Studies and International Development Studies Program.
York University, known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence, is an internationally recognized research university, and its 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.
The conference will be held, from 9AM to 5PM at Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building, Room 2027.