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Tributes to Professor Chukwuemeka Nwokedi: A memorial public Lecture by Prof. Daniel Bach

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) joins the family of Late Chukwuemeka Nwokedi and the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to organize a day of Tributes and a Memorial Public Lecture to celebrate the scholarship and lifetime achievements of Professor Chukwuemeka Obunikem Nwokedi (1952-2001)

The Memorial Public Lecture will be presented by Prof. Daniel Bach*, CNRS, Emile Durkheim Centre for Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux.

Topic: Rethinking Governance and Regionalism: Reflections on Nwokedi’s Contributions to the Intractable Issues of our Times.

Date: September 22, 2011
Venue: Main Auditorium, First Bank Building, Faculty of Social Science, OAU, Ile-Ife
Time: 10-12 am

* Daniel Bach is a Director of research of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) at the Emile Durkheim Centre - Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux. He is also a professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux. He holds the Diplôme d’Habiliation à Diriger des Recherches (Bordeaux I University), a D.Phil from Oxford University, a DES from Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne University) and a BA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Grenoble II University. He has taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife (Nigeria), the University of Montréal, ISCTE in Lisbon, Boston University and Ritsumeikan University and the LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. A former Director of Centre d’Etude d’Afrique noire of Bordeaux, he was a Deakin Fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford University), a Fulbright scholar (Boston University) and a Fellow of the Indian Council for Social Studies Research (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He has published on Nigerian federalism, the foreign policies of Nigeria and South Africa, regional organisations and regionalisation processes in Africa, as well as on relations between France, the European Union, China, India and Africa.

List of recent publications:
- Neopatrimonialism in Africa and beyond, Routledge, (edited with Mamoudou Gazibo), forthcoming November 2011
- "The African neopatrimonial state as a global prototype”, Dag Harald Claes and Carl Henrik Knutsen, eds., Governing the Global Economy: Politics, Institutions and Development, Routledge, 2011, 153-159.
- “Patrimonialism and neopatrimonialism: comparative trajectories and readings”, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(3) (July 2011), p. 275-294.
- “The European Union and Africa: Trade liberalisation, coçnstructive disengagement and the securitization of Europe’s External frontiers”, Africa Review, 3, 1, 2011, p. 33-47.
- “The EU ’s ’strategic partnership’ with Africa: Model or Placebo?”, in Osita Eze & Amadu Sesay (eds), Africa and Europe in the 21st Century, Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 2010, pp. 46-62

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