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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



Professor Ali Mazrui: A Legacy of Inspiration

A CODESRIA Seminar –

Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. 15th December, 2014

All through his life, Professor Ali Mazrui worked tirelessly towards the advancement of scholarship, but also of Africa. He taught, wrote, produced the famous TV documentary titled The Africans: A Triple Heritage, and fought for the defense of truth and of Africa. He has published many books, edited many journals, and brought up generations of scholars. In 2003, he received the CODESRIA Life Membership Award during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of CODESRIA, an event where he delivered a keynote speech. He was a proud son of Africa, but also of the world.

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Ali Mazrui, CODESRIA will hold a one-day seminar on Monday, 15th December 2014, at the Technical University of Mombasa, Hospitality & Tourism Training Centre.


09.00 – 10.30 Opening Session; Chair: Professor Fatima Harrak, President of CODESRIA

Speeches and Testimonies by:
-  Dr Ebrima Sall, Executive Secretary of CODESRIA
-  The Vice Chancellor of Technical University of Mombasa
-  The Senator for Mombasa, Hon. Hassan Omar
-  Professor Peter Anyang Nyongo, Senator for Kisumu County
-  The Governor of Mombasa, Hon. Hassan Joho
-  Hon. Dr Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice of Kenya
-  A Representative of The Mazrui Family

10.30 – 11.00: Break
11.00 – 13.00: First Roundtable:
-  Moderator: Professor FEMK Senkoro, Member of the Executive Committee of CODESRIA
-  Professor K. Inyani Simala, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
-  Professor Helmi Sharawy, Afro-Arab Institute
-  Professor Eric Aseka, Africa Leadership University
-  Dr Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi
-  Prof. Ken Walibora, Nation Media Group
-  Prof. Felicia Yieke, Laikipia University;

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break
14.00 – 16.00: Second Round Table
Moderator: Professor Dzodzi Tshikata, Vice President of CODESRIA
-  Khelef
-  Professor Ahmed Moheddine
-  Dr. George Omondi
-  Prof. Eunice Kamaara, Moi University;
-  Dr Mshai Mwangola

16.00 – 16.30 : Break
16.15 – 17.45 : Third Roundtable
Moderator: Professor Peter Anyang Nyongo’
-  Ghalib Tamimi
-  Dr. Carren Nyandiba, MMUST
-  Prof. Sheila Ryanga
-  Dr Ibrahim Oanda
-  Prof. Maurice Amutabi, Kisii University;

17.45 – 18.00: Closing
- A Representative of The Mazrui Family
- Professor Fatima Harrak
- Dr Willy Mutunga

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