2011Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Pastoralism, Social Protection and Vision 2030 in Kenya: Possibilities and Prospects.” Paper prepared for the CODESRIA’s 13th General Assembly, under the theme: “Africa and the Challenges of the 21st Century,” held in Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Lessons from the 2007 and 2008 Post-election violence in Kenya.” “Lessons from the 2008 Post-Election Violence in Kenya.”  Paper presented at an International Conference on Diversity in Society ‒ Theories and Practice held at IFRA, Nairobi, Kenya on December 1-2, 2011.

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2010 Conference Papers and Presentations

  •  Maurice N. Amutabi, “Unmasking Goons and Vagabonds in Politics in Kenya: Interrogating the Role of Vigilantes and Militias in the Political Process,”paper presented at  Moi University’s 6th Annual International Conference on “Knowledge Management and Applied Technological Innovations for Sustainable Development, 7-11 September, 2010.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Why African Youth are Eating and Drinking Hip Hop: Interrogating the Role of Globalism, Black Diasporic Connections and Hip Hop in East Africa,” conference paper presented at the 6th annual Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference, Spokane, Washington, United States, February 25-27, 2010.

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2009 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi, “Hiccups and Upheavals in Kenya's Democratic Transition: Interrogating the role of ethnicity, political elite and external factors.” Paper presented at the Indiana Consortium for International Programs and the Indiana University-Bloomington African Studies Program in cooperation with IUPUI Office of International Affairs on the theme “Democratic Processes, Violence, and Reconstruction in Africa,” IUPUI University Place Conference Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, September 25, 2009.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Environmental Dialogue From Below: Retrospection of the Role of Regular People, CBOs, NGOs and Governments as Stakeholders in Environmental Questions in Africa.” Paper presented at the conference on the Environmental Justice and Governance: African Perspectives in the Neo-Liberal Era, held at the William H. Gates, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, Wednesday April 15, 2009 to Thursday April 16, 2009.

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2008 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Wangari Maathai: The Greenbelt Movement, Environmental Conservation and Politics in Kenya.”Presentation to the Douglas Honors College, Central Washington University, Kamola Hall Lounge, April 23, 2008.
  • Maurice Amutabi, “Eating Chiefs, Ethnicity, Violence and the Decline of the Nation-State in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the 9th Southern Interdisciplinary Roundtable on African Studies (SIRAS), on the theme: Revision and Mission of the Africans and the Diaspora in the 21st Century”, at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, April 3 – 5, 2008.

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2007 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Global Islamic Jihad in Eastern Africa,” Public Lecture, funded and Organized by African Studies Program of the Jackson School of International Studies and Department of History, University of Washington, November 2, 2007.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “The Kikuyu Factor in Kenya's Politics: Implications for 2007 Elections.” Conference paper presented under the theme “21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights.” Annual Meeting, New York, NY - October 18-21, 2007.

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2006 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “The Place of ‘Blood’ and Martyrdom in Islam: The Implications for Shia and Sunni Differences.” Panel on Demystifying the Middle East as part of the International Education Week at Central Washington University, November 13, 2006.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Land and Conflict in the Ilemi Triangle of East Africa.” Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference of African Studies Association (ASA), San Francisco, November 16-19, 2006.

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2005 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Mercenaries of Globalization or Missionaries of Development: The Paradox of NGOs in Kenya’s Development History with Reference to Pastoralist Areas.” Conference paper presented at the 48th Conference of Association of African Studies (ASA), on the theme: “Health, Knowledge, and the Body/Politic in Africa and the African Diaspora,” held in Washington DC, between 17 and 20 November 2005.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi.  “Interrogating the Role of Universities in Rural Community Development in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) Conference, held at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, 16-19 September 2005.

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2004 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Missionaries of Development or Mercenaries of Globalization: Retrospection of Western NGOs in Kenya since 1924.”Fall Brown Bag Seminar Series, Paper No.2, Center for African Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. September 22, 2004.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Prospects and Dilemmas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in University Education in Africa: The Case of Kenya.” Paper presented at the UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge: Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy conference on “Knowledge, Access and Governance: Strategies for Change,” Paris, France. December 1- 3, 2004.

 

2003 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Islamic Extremism in Kenya and the Implications of the first and second Intifada.” Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on “Dismantling the Myths of Africa in the 21st Century,” organized by Africa-In-Academic Student Association, Champaign, March 1, 2003.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. “Transient, Mobile ‘Nations’ and the Dilemma of Nationhood in the Horn of Africa: Interrogating Nomadic Pastoralists, Insecurity and the Uncertainty of Belonging.” Conference paper presented at the CODESRIA East African Sub-regional Conference, 30th Anniversary celebrations, between the 29 October to 1 November 2003, held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2002 Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. The history of American Private Voluntary Organizations in Kenya's Socio-Economic Development: The Case of the Rockefeller Foundation." Paper Presented at the conference on "Post-WCAR: Reviving the Dialogue for Africans and African Descendants," University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. February 23, 2002.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. "The Role of American NGOs in socio-political and economic dynamics of Post-Independent Kenya." Paper presented at Conference on "Critical Approaches in African Studies: Conversations across Disciplines,” 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Conference in African Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. March, 22-24, 2002.

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