Upcoming international conference in Cameroon by LA&PS faculty

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Paul Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, and Melchisedek Chetima, assistant professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal and former York University Banting Fellow, will chair an international conference in Cameroon on Islamic Protest, Terrorism and (In)Security in Africa.

IPTSA 2022 event poster

The conference scheduled between June 1 to 3 is sponsored by the project “Boko Haram, Islamic Protest and National Security,” a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant funded initiative, in partnership with the University of Maroua and the Sahel Research Group (University of Florida).

The event will bring together 45 participants (31 international speakers from 16 different countries – U.S., Canada, Italy, Turkey, France, Norway, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands, England, Northern Ireland, China, Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso – and 14 national) to broaden and deepen the understanding of violent insurgencies and terrorism as multi-dimensional phenomena to be examined from innovative and multi-disciplinary perspectives. The attendees will include policy makers, industry delegates, students and academics. 

The IPTSA 2022 is sponsored by York University, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations Development Programme and the Canadian High Commission to Cameroon. The event will be hosted by the Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun (IRIC) at University of Yaoundé in Cameroon. IPTSA is organized by Walk With Web, a Canadian corporation based in Toronto working to support development and sustainability of social sciences and humanities research. The organizing team is led by Kartikay Chadha, CEO of Walk With Web and along with York University history PhD candidates Leidy Alpizar and Fabio Silva Magalhaes.

To access the hybrid event, pre-register on Eventbrite.