Doctoral Candidate and member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Olabisi Akinkugbe, has been invited to participate in the 2014 Kandersteg Seminar. The annual event sponsored by the Remarque Institute at New York University will convene from Wednesday April 30th to May 4th 2014 in Kandersteg, Switzerland.
Each year’s international seminar is a private gathering of young historians and social scientists to discuss a given theme or topic. Olabisi will join the select group to discuss this year’s theme which is the “New International Economic Order proposals of the 1970s and their ramifications across the globe.”
Olabisi was invited based on an earlier paper proposal – that suggests restoring an African position in relation to the NIEO proposals – submitted in response to the call for papers by the Humanity Journal Editorial Collective in October 2012. Humanity plans to publish a special issue on the NIEO out of the seminar.
The invitation is quite an honor given that the selection process is very competitive and merit-based. It is the first time that a University of Ottawa doctoral candidate will participate in the seminar.