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Thursday, October 24 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Opening Ceremony

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Welcome and Recognition of Key Invited Guests by Prof Martin Njoroge (Dean SHSS-USIU-A) and Prof Amos Njuguna (Dean, Research and Graduate Studies-USIU-A)

Introduction of Professor Zeleza by Prof Amb. Ruthie Rono, DVC-Academic Affairs, USIU

Welcome Statement on behalf of Host: Professor Zeleza, USIU-A

Welcome Statement on behalf of the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA):
Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo, President, ASAA

Solidarity Remarks by:
Kenyan Commission for University Education, CODESRIA, Ambassadors and Excellencies from African embassies, ASA (USA), ASA (UK), ASA (NY), ASA (Canada)

ASAA 3rd Biennial Conference Official Opening Address - Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Prof. Wangari Mwai, Associate DVC - Academic Affairs, USIU

Address by ASAA 3rd Biennial Conference Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker:
"Centring African knowledges and the challenges of context, history and plurality"
Professor James Ogude, University of Pretoria

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Gratitude: Dr. Njoki Wamai, LOC Chair, USIU Assistant Professor

Moderator: Dr. Mshai Mwangola, African Leadership Centre, Adjunct Faculty Member


Mshai Mwangola

The Orature Collective / African Leadership Centre / CODESRIA


Lahra Smith

Associate Professor of Political Science, Georgetown University
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Akosua Adomako Ampofo

President ASAA, University of Ghana

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Vice-Chancellor, USIU

Ini Dele-Adedeji

SOAS University of London

Martin Njoroge

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Martin C. Njoroge

Wangari Mwai

Associate DVC Student Affairs, USIU-A

Godwin Murunga

Executive Secretary, CODESRIA
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Njoki Wamai

Assistant Professor and Chair of ASAA Local Organising Committee, United States International University

Seth Asumah

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, New York

Mwenda Ntarangwi

Commission Secretary and CEO, Kenya Commission for University Education

James Ogude

Research Fellow and Director, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria

Amos Njuguna

Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, USIU

Amb. Ruthie Rono

DVC-Academic Affairs, USIU

Belinda Dodson

Western University

Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am EAT
USIU Auditorium