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Dr. Patrick Dikiir - Conference Presentations

Conference & Workshop Presentations / Activities

  • “Climate Change Induced Intercontinental Migration: Hot Topic or Hot Air?” Paper Presented at the New York African Studies Association {NYASA), State University of New York at Oneonta, March 21 2011
  • “Climate Change: The Emergence of a New African Diaspora,” Paper Presented at the African Studies Association (ASA), San Francisco, California, November 18-21 2010
  • “Preventing Genocide,” Lecture Delivered at the Lyceum Academy, Blessed Sacrament School, Binghamton, New York, April 27 th 2010
  • “Bridging the Digital Divide, Opening Up a Digital Dump, in Africa: A Disquieting Dilemma,” Lecture Delivered at Wittenberg University College, Ohio, April 22 nd 2010
  • “The Globalization of E-waste: Enduring Concerns, Divergent Interpretations, ” Paper Presented at the New York African Studies Association, Binghamton University, New York, 29 th March 2010
  • “The Ecology of Pan-Africanism: From Aswan to Akosombo and Beyond,” Paper Presented at a Round Table on Kwame Nkrumah’s Centennial, African Studies Association, New Orleans, November 18-22, 2009
  • “Democratic Tyranny: Emasculation of Contrarian Thoughts, Celebration of Conformity,” Paper Presented at a Symposium Hosted by the African Studies Department, James Madison University, Virginia, October 9 th 2009
  • “Africa’s Environment Crisis and Challenges of Development,” Lectured Delivered at The Lyceum Academy: Blessed Sacrament School, Binghamton, New York, March 6, 2009
  • “Environmental Pan-Africanism: The Ecology of Unification,” New York African Studies Association [NYASA], Syracuse University, New York, March 2009
  • “Africa’s Linguistic Ecology: Between Homogenizing Intentions and Heterogeneous Outlets in the works of Ali. A. Mazrui, NgugiwaThiongo, and V.Y Mudimbe,” Round Table on Rival Paradigms of Understanding Africa, African Studies Association, Chicago, November 13-16, 2008
  • “Between a Eurocentric Africanity and a Pervasive Paralysis of Imagination” Kenya Scholars Studies Association (KESSA), Bowling Green State University, Ohio, August 1-2, 2008
  • “A Re-colonizing Decolonization: Confronting Eurocentric Paradigms, Reclaiming the Genius of Indigenous African Heritage.” New York African Studies Association, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, March 28-29, 2008
  • “2007/8 Kenya’s Post-Election Violence,” Invited Speaker, Binghamton University Campus Forum, February 12, 2008.
  • “Is Planet Earth Colonized and Enslaved by Human Beings?” Round Table on Was the Abolitionist Movement the First War on Terror?” African Studies Association Conference, New York, October 18-21, 2007
  • “Being at Home and Away: Africa Between Concord and Clash of Civilizations,” African Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, November, 16-19, 2006
  • “Engaging the Camera: African Women, Portraits and the Photographs of Hector Acebes,” Invited Speaker, Binghamton University, September 2006
  • HIV/AIDS and It’s Impact on the Military in Africa,” Round-table on Africa’s Dual Brain Drain: Migration and HIV/AIDS, African Studies Association Conference, Washington DC, November 17-20, 2005
  • ”The Challenges of Indigenizing Africa's Environmental Protection Goals,” 38 th Conference of African Heritage Studies Association, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, October, 2005
  • "Holmes Rolston: Feeding People versus Saving Nature Revisited," Pro-seminar, Department of Philosophy, Binghamton University, October 7, 2003
  • "Preparing the Ground for the Construction of an African Environmental Ethics," Pro-seminar, Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture (PIC) Graduate Program, Binghamton University, March 12, 2002
  • "Going Native: Retrieving Africa's Indigenous Epistemologies of Empowerment or Entrapment?" Binghamton University, April 28, 2001
  • "Treatments of Africa's Environmental Crisis in Contemporary Western Environmental Ethics Discourse," Binghamton University, April 29, 2000
  • "Race and Racism in America," Invited Speaker, State University of New York at Cortland, New York, March 21, 2000
  • "A Critique of Baird Callicott’s African Biocommunitarianism," 24 th Annual Conference on Africa and African Diaspora in the New Millennium, Cortland, April 29, 2000
  • "Reconstructing an African Environmental Ethics Through the African Experience," 24 th Annual Conference of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 12, 2000.
  • "Excavating Indigenous Africa's Environmental Wisdom: For whom is it Profitable Anyway?" 9 th Annual conference of Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (PIC), Binghamton University, April 25, 1999
  • "Addressing Africa's Environmental Crisis: Between Indigenous African Morality and Western Techno-scientific Skill,” Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Estes Park, Colorado, August 14, 1997
  • "The Nature, Status and Futures of African Philosophy," 15 th Annual Conference of the Institute of Global Cultural studies, Binghamton University, October 26, 1996
  • "Futures of Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa: For What, and By Whom?" Youth's World Futures Studies Workshop held in Andorra, October 6, 1994
  • "Sage Philosophy: A Methodology of Retrieving Africa's Indigenous Epistemologies,” Workshop on Methods of Recovering Indigenous African Knowledge Systems. Organized and Funded by Plan International and Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), Embu, Kenya, September 26, 1993
  • Discussant, Round-Table on “Africa Between Concord and Clash of Civilizations: In Search of A Balance Sheet,” African Studies Association Conference, November 16-19, 2006
  • Discussant & Moderator,” Re-conceptualizing the Strangeness and Complexity of the Post-Colonial Order in Africa,” African Heritage Studies Association. 38th Annual conference, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University, October 21, 2005
  • Moderator, “The Future of Philosophy of History,” 11 th Annual Conference of Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture, Binghamton University, April 27, 2000
  • Moderator, “Profit in Philosophy,” 10 th Annual Conference of Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture, Binghamton University, April 28, 2000.
  • Moderator,” Nature, Land, Dwelling, and Home,” 8 th Annual Conference of Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, Binghamton University, April 24, 1998
  • Moderator, “African Philosophy in a Global World,” 15 th Annual Conference of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, October 27, 1996
  • Resource Person, “Futures of Communication in Africa,” Youth Workshop Organized by World Future Studies Federation (WFSF) in Conjunction with United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Government of Andorra, Andorra, October 2-10, 1994
  • Discussant, “Promoting Sustainable Construction Industry Activities in Kenya,” Seminar on Policy Outlook, Organized by African Center of Technology Studies (ACTS) in Conjunction with the Kenya National Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya, November 30,1994
  • Resource Person, “Methodologies of Unearthing Indigenous Africa’s Knowledge Systems,” Seminar Organized and Funded by Plan International and Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), Embu, Kenya, September 27-30, 1993