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    IN JUST A MATTER OF DAYS!

    In just a matter of days, the world's largest gathering of scholars and professionals with research interests in all aspects of the Igbo life, language, culture, history, philosophy, media, communication, economy, politics, science, technology, law, etc., will kick off.

    The 17th Annual International Conference of the Igbo Studies Association (ISA) is about to begin at Dominican University, Chicago, United States of America, on May 9-11, 2019.

    In more than thirty panels and plenary sessions, scholars will present, display, exhibit, argue, debate, appreciate and above all correct and help guide the development of ideas, innovation and theories based on sound academic principles and knowledge.

    More than one hundred and fifty scholars are expected to stand their ground, defend their positions with vigour and passion, or sometimes succumb to the critique of their colleagues, if they present a better structured and enlightening line of argument and research method. This will happen in various topics, disciplines and areas of research exploration, including:

    1. history, war, violence, conflict resolution, nationalism and self-determination
    2. education and educational systems in Nigeria
    3. literary analysis and appreciation of work
    4. ethnic identity, marginalization and restructuring
    5. engineering, entrepreneurship and wealth creation
    6. environment, climate change and mineral exploration
    7. medicine and health care
    8. language endangerment and preservation
    9. migration and emigration
    10. modern professional life and family structures
    11. Nollywood, music, media, communications and social media
    12. security, economic development and empowerment
    13. domestic violence, human rights and gender rights

    Visit the following link for the 2019 event program and abstracts: https://www.igbostudiesassociation.org/images/2019_program.pdf.

    In the Igbo Studies Association's Ihechukwu Madubuike Annual Keynote Lecture, Maazi Emmanuel Onua will explicate the central theme of this year's conference, Aku Ruo Ulo, O Kwuo Onye Kpatara Ya.

    The US-based research scientist, college professor and community leader will paint a vivid picture, a pathway toward a return of Igbo intellect and wealth to Igboland, if not for any other reason, to provoke a preponderance of social, political, economic, environmental, technological, scientific, pharmaceutical and medical development in Southeastern Nigeria in particular and Nigeria as a whole.

    “This is a great opportunity to appreciate an array of research endeavours by renowned professors and professionals from academic institutions across the world. ISA is fully ready and Chicago will provide a balance of intellectual engagements, networking opportunities, as well as memorable moments of fun,” the 2019 Director of Programs Dr. Chidi Igwe said.

    “We shall be launching our new Centre for Igbo Studies,” ISA President Dr. Ada Azodo said. “We thank Dominican University for their partnership in making this key dream of the Association a reality,” she said.

    The conference organizing committee wishes all members who will be travelling to Chicago from all parts of the world a safe journey!

    See you all in Chicago!

     

    Dr. Chidi Igwe
    2019 Program Director
    www.igbostudiesassociation.org

    2021 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE PANELS

    Reserve Your Seat Now!


     

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 10:00
    This includes the official opening ceremony, a plenary discussion, and the keynote address.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This panel focuses on home, family and naming trends in Igbo culture.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This session focuses on medicine, nursing, and health care.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 11:00
    This panel focuses on human rights and women's rights.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on religions, beliefs, and numerology.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on folklore, history, and literature.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 13:00
    This panel focuses on investment.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This panel focuses on migration, emigration, marginalization, and restructuring.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This panel focuses on women, war and conflict resolution.

    17
    Jun
    Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00
    This session focuses on feminism and female empowerment.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel will focus on feminism and female empowerment.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on climate change and environmental degradation.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on infrastructure and social development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on infrastructure and social development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on insecurity, crime and punishment.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on morality in Igboland.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo masquerades.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on community rituals.

    18
    Jun
    Date: 18 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on community rituals.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 10:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, acquisition, and pedagogy.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 12:00
    This panel focuses on leadership, militarism, politics, and governance.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on ideology and development.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on social justice, militarism, and criminal justice.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 14:00
    This panel focuses on corruption and fraudulent practices.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on Igbo language, translation and teaching.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on symbolism.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 16:00
    This panel focuses on entrepreneurship, and wealth creation and repatriation.

    19
    Jun
    Date: 19 June 2021, 18:00
    Closing ceremony.

    MEMBERSHIP DUES

    Your ISA membership must be renewed annually in order to remain active.

    • Regular Member (Renewal) - $50
    • Student Member (Renewal) - $30
    • Regular Member (New) - $75
    • Student Member (New) - $55
    • Life Member - $1000

    CONFERENCE FEES

    • Regular Member - $100
    • Regular Africa – $70
    • Student Member - $50
    • Life Member - $100
    • Non-Member - $120

    CONTACT ISA

    The Director,
    Igbo Studies Association Secretariat & Center for Igbo Studies
    Fine Arts Building, Room # 321
    Dominican University
    7900 W. Division Street
    River Forest, IL 60305 USA
    Telephone: (708) 488-5302

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