Globalization(s) and Africa in the New Millennium: Will Things Fall Apart Again?
African countries have reason to be skeptical of today's globalization, reminiscent as it is of slavery, colonization, international aid, and the structural adjustment programs which, to some extent, have contributed to Africa's underdevelopment. The anti-globalization movement that emerged in Seattle in 1999 demonstrates some growing European and American skepticism toward globalization. In this lecture, Zekeh Gbotokuma proposes ways in which the international community could devise and encourage the application of an ethic of globalization. That ethic would, among other things, deal with the problem of fear and skepticism. Adult audiences.
Zekeh S. Gbotokuma is Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Morgan State University. He is the author of OBAMAENON: The Gospel of 'Glocal' Change, Hope, Understanding, and Leadership for a Networking World and the editor of A Pan-African Encyclopedia. He is the founding President of Polyglots in Action for Diversity, Inc.
His M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophy are from the Gregorian University in Rome, and he holds a postdoctoral diploma in International studies from the Italian Society for the International Organization, in Rome.