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Editors: Abdul Karim Bangura and Mohammed Abu-Nimer (School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, US, and others)
Book Description:
What appears in this book are the selected and thoroughly revised papers from the international conference in honor of Mualim/Honorable Teacher and Professor Abdul Aziz Said, which convened in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC on March 19, 2015. Scholars and activists who came from across the globe presented papers dealing with Mualim Said’s great pluridisciplinary work in the following areas and others that were not listed in the call for papers: African Studies; American Foreign Policy; Basic Human Needs and International Development; Ethnic Studies; Human Rights in International Relations and Ethics; Humanitarianism; International Peace and Conflict Resolution; Islamic Studies and Peace; Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Spirituality; Religion and Peace; Sufi Tradition; and Theories of International Relations. For the sake of cohesion and coherence, the authors developed the following five clearly articulated rubrics within which the chapters are placed: (1) Celebratory Poems and Keynote Remarks; (2) Africa; (3) Religion and Spirituality; (4) Peace and Conflict Resolution; and (5) Human Needs, Rights, Development and Foreign Policy. Also, since this work is a Festschrift and all of the chapters have lucid introductions and conclusions, the authors saw no need to add a general introduction and a general conclusion chapter that would have led to unnecessary redundancies. (Nova)

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Table of Contents:
List of Figures
List of Tables

Part One: Celebratory Poems and Keynote Remarks (pp. 1-2)

Greatness in Smallness: A Centium Poem of Peace in Honor and Apprectiation of Professor Abdul Aziz Said (pp. 3-6)
(Professor Adjai Robinson)

My Love: A Peom for Professor Abdul Aziz Said (pp. 7-8)
(Niel Richardson)

Fifty Years of Inspiration (pp. 9-12)
(Sally Acharya)

Keynote Remarks (pp. 13-14)
(Ambassador Sallama Shaker)

Keynote Remarks (pp. 15-24)
(Mualim Abdul Aziz Said)

Part Two: Africa (pp. 25-26)

Chapter 1. African-Centered Conceptualizations of Africa in Mwalimu Abdul Aziz Said’s Work (pp. 27-46)
(Abdul Karim Bangura)

Chapter 2. Fractal Complexity in Mwalimu Abdul Aziz Said’s the African Phenomenon (pp. 47-64)
(Abdul Karim Bangura)

Chapter 3. Petroleum and the Nigerian State: A Historical Analysis of Mismanagement Using Abdul Aziz Said’s African Phenomenon Postulates (pp. 65-84)
(Mustapha Abayomi Kadiri)

Chapter 4. Trade and Regional Intergration in the Mano River Union: A Saidan Perspective (pp. 85-114)
(Falla Dominic Lamin)

Part Three: Religion and Spirituality (pp. 115-116)

Chapter 5. Faith and Reason in Nigeria’s Religious Space (pp. 117-134)
(Segun Ogungbemi)

Chapter 6. The Promise of Nonviolence: A New Stage in Human Evolution (pp. 135-168)
(Barbara Wien)

Part Four: Peace and Conflict Resolution (pp. 169-170)

Chapter 7. Localizing Peace: The Strengths of Servant Leadership (pp. 171-196)
(Betsy Valnes Barkley)

Chapter 8. The Iroquois Great Law of Peace: Team Mediations and Comparative Conflict Analysis (pp. 197-218)
(Thomas Boudreau)

Chapter 9. The Local Roots of Global Sustainable Peace: A Test of the Essentiality of Mualim Abdul Aziz Said’s Bridges Not Barriers Axioms (pp. 219-232)
(Hilda Dunkwu)

Chapter 10. Creativity and Positive Peace: Transforming Conceptual Antagonism (pp. 233-252)
(Maija Jespersen)

Chapter 11. Mualim Abdul Aziz Said’s Fragile Flower: Alternative Methods and Strategies for Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building (pp. 253-280)
(Rachael M. Rudolph)

Chapter 12. South-South Cooperation for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Somalia (pp. 281-300)
(Francis Tazoacha)

Part Five: Human Needs, Rights, Development and Foreign Policy (pp. 301-302)

Chapter 13. Corrective’ Rape: A Proposed Flow Model (pp. 303-324)
(Ashley Christine Bubna)

Chapter 14. A Test of the Efficacy of Mualim Abdul Aziz Said’s Postulates on Ethnic Consciousness and United States Foreign Policy: African Americans’ Anti-Apartheid Push as a Case Study (pp. 325-348)
(Anta Sane)

Chapter 15. Basic Human Needs and International Development: A Saidan Perspective (pp. 349-376)
(Nichelle S. Williams)

About the Contributors (pp. 377-388)

Index (pp. 389)

Total Pages: 395

      Dialogues among Civilizations and Cultures
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - March
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-487-2
   Status: AV
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