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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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Patrimony and Identity in West Africa

For some times, the concept of patrimony, interpreted in a variety of subfields within the Social Sciences and the Humanities, has occupied a significant place in research programs on Africa. The making of patrimonies and the way they interact with the present – the process of patrimonialisation – studied in a time-sensitive perspective, may provide alternative understanding of contemporary Africa.

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