Keynote Speaker 2014
Horace Campbell is Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University in Syracuse New York. He is a noted Pan African Scholar and writer. From his early years in Jamaica, Campbell has been involved in the Liberation Struggle and in the struggles for peace and justice. From his years in Toronto, Canada to his sojourns in Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe), the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, he has been an influential force, offering alternatives to the hegemonic ideas of Eurocentrism. In an attempt to theorize new concepts of revolution in the 21st century Horace Campbell has been seeking to popularize the philosophy of ubuntu and to expand on his ideas of fractals and the importance of emancipatory politics. His new book, Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA, is about the centrality of the humanist philosophy of ubuntu to emancipatory politics and the reconceptualization of revolution in the 21st century.
Keynote Speaker 2012