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IFRA lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and First Conference on Ilorin Studies at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State

Manuel Reinert, IFRA-Nigeria Research Associate, gave a lecture on the second Intifada and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the History and International Studies Department, University of Ilorin, on May 30. Manuel Reinert was invited by Dr. Ibrahim Jawondo to deliver this lecture to the post-graduate students of the department with the support of the HOD, Dr. Peter F. Adebayo, who attended the event. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a major issue in international studies and a well discussed subject in Nigerian universities. The goal was to deepen knowledge and trigger discussion on questions such as Zionism, Israeli identity, Palestinian nationalism, the peace process, the US involvement, the role of Arab countries, etc., and explore the period of the second Intifada, one of the tipping points of the conflict.

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Conference on Dying, Death and the Politics of After-Death in the African World, University of Nigeria at Nsukka (UNN), March 20-22, 2013: A Report

Conference :
School of General Studies,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
March 20-22, 2013

This conference explored dying and death in Africa, how culture in Africa has shaped palliative care for the dying as well as ways in which the dead are perceived, buried and celebrated/remembered in various communities, times and histories.

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IFRA-Nigeria partners with the Society for Peace Studies and Practice to organize the 7th Annual Conference — 25, 26, 27 March 2013 — at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

IFRA-Nigeria participated in the 7th Annual Conference and General Assembly of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), organized at Ado-Ekiti (Ekiti State, Nigeria), 25–27 March.

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, chaired the event, which involved scholars, professors, PhD students, and members of security agencies involved in conflict resolution in Nigeria.

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IFRA-Nigeria and partners organize a one-day conference on the "Arab Spring"

Date: 12 mars 2012
Place: Drapper’s Hall, Institut d’Etudes Africaines, Université d’Ibadan
Time: 10am-2pm

IFRA-Nigeria, in partnership with the Institute of African Studies and the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies of the University of Ibadan, organises a one-day conference on "The North Africa Arab Uprising : Implications and significance for the future?"

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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.

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IFRA-Nigeria conference on the 2011 General Elections

IFRA-Nigeria, in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and the Institute of African Studies (IAS) of the University of Ibadan, present a 1-day conference/roundtable on “The 2011 General Elections: An Evaluation”

Date: September 9, 2011
Venue: Faculty of the Social Sciences
Time: 10am prompt
Exhibition: September 5–9, 2011(Museum, IAS)

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British Foreign Policy in sub-Saharan Africa since 1957

IFRA-Nigeria is a partner to the Conference on British Foreign Policy in sub-Saharan Africa since 1957 organized by the Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA) a research facility of the University of Paris Diderot.

IFRA-Nigeria will proudly be represented by Professor Olakunle A. Lawal, from the Department of History, University of Ibadan, who will make a presentation on Britain, Decolonization and the Construction of Nigerian Foreign Policy on the Eve of the Transfer of Power, 1958-1960.

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Independance in Nigeria experienced at grass-roots level

Coordinator : Jean Luc Martineau

Scientific Committee : Dr A. Aderonke A. Adesanya (IAS, UI) ; Professor Adekunle Lawal (UI) ; J-L Martineau (IFRA) ; Professor A. Olukoju (UNILAG)

This program will provide grants to Nigerian researchers as part of the cooperation between IFRA and the Nigerian academic world as a whole. A conference will be organized where the results of the research financed by IFRA will be debated. The interest of this program is multiple:

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