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Beyond Cultural Essentialism: Grounding African Human Rights Project in a Common Morality

Story imageLecture by Simeon Ilesanmi, Wake Forest University

Location: McCormick 101

Date/Time: 03/04/09 at 4:30 pm - 03/04/09 at 6:00 pm

Simeon O. Ilesanmi is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Religion at Wake Forest University where he teaches and writes in the areas of comparative ethics, political theory, and religion and law. He studied at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he received First Class Honors degree in religious studies. He received his PhD in Religion from Southern Methodist University and his JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.  He is the author of Religious Pluralism and the Nigerian State (Ohio University Press) nominated in 1999 for the Council of Graduate Schools' Arlt Award and numerous articles. In 1999/2000, he was appointed member of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study and a Laurance S. Rockefeller visiting fellow at Princeton University's Center for Human Values. He has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for Humanities (summer program), Harvard University's Center for the Study of Values in Public Life, and the United States Institute of Peace, and has been a visiting scholar at the War Studies Department of King’s College, University of London.  He is an associate editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics, past Series editor of the African Association for the Study of Religion, editorial Advisory Board member for Georgetown University Press's Advancing Human Rights Series, editorial board member of African Philosophy: A Journal on African Philosophy, and a former Board member of the Society of Christian Ethics.
Co-sponsored with the University Center for Human Values

Category: Public Lectures

Department: CSR