Proceedings: 2019 Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus



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We still have a long way to go to build truly global learning spaces where all students, and if fact the world, benefit from these important outcomes. It is symposia like this one that bring critical perspectives together—including our keynote tonight—and that serve as catalysts for us all. So without further delay, I’d like to introduce Dr. Nwando Achebe. Dr. Achebe is the Jack and Margaret Sweet Endowed Professor of History, and a multi-award-winning historian at Michigan State University. Dr. Achebe received her master’s and PhD from UCLA after studying theatre at the University of Massachusetts. Her research interests involve the use of oral history in the study of women, gender, and sexuality in Nigeria. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Achebe is the author of six books, including:

  • Farmers, Traders, Warriors, and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland, 1900-1960;
  • The Female King of Colonial Nigeria: Ahebi Ugbabe, a full-length critical biography on the only female warrant chief and king in British Africa
  • Co-author of the 2018 History of West Africa E-Course Book
  • Co-editor with William Worger and Charles Ambler of A Companion to African History
  • Co-editor with Claire Robertson of Holding the World Together: African Women in Changing Perspective
  • A forthcoming Ohio University Press book, Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa.

She is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of West African History. She served as a Ford Foundation and Fulbright-Hays Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr. Achebe has received prestigious grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Wenner-Gren, Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright-Hays, the Ford Foundation, the World Health Organization, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please join me in extending a warm Dayton welcome to Dr. Nwando Achebe.


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The Global Voices Symposium is designed to educate, inform, and contribute to ongoing conversations to strengthen global consciousness and awareness on the University of Dayton’s campus and the larger Dayton community. It brings together faculty, staff, students, and community leaders to discuss and find ways to enhance global engagement within our community. It is the hope that these conversations will help us to find commonality in the human experience, identify things that unite rather than divide, and enable us to engage one another to learn and be informed. The symposium challenges us to continue to dare as we build a vibrant diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community.

These proceedings, free for download but also available for purchase in print for $5 plus tax and shipping, contain content provided by the participants. Some presenters did not include their presentation materials in the proceedings. Texts have been edited for clarity.

Introduction of Dr. Nwando Achebe, Keynote Speaker



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