Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Seminar at CDD, 28th July

The Centre for Democracy and Development invites you to a seminar presentation by Professor Chikwendu Christian Ukaegbu, a distinguished Senior Lecturer in the department of sociology, Northwestern University- Evanston, USA

Chair: Professor Ebere Onwudiwe

Date: 28th July, 2010

Time: 4 – 6pm

Venue: Centre for Democracy and Development, 4 Kikuyu Close, off

Parakou Crescent, Off Aminu Kano Street, Abuja

Topic: “The State Entrepreneurship and Private Sector Development in Nigeria: Implications for Public Policy”

Please confirm your participation before Monday to Esther Yusuf by email yusufesther@yahoo.com or call 08053913837. Please feel free to invite a friend who might be interested.

Professor Chikwendu Christian Ukaegbu obtained his bachelors degree in Sociology/Anthropology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and his masters and Ph.D. in Sociology at Northwestern University. He also obtained the Certificate of African Studies from Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies.

Professor Ukaegbu served on the academic staff of the University of Nigeria where he rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer. He was a Senior Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wyoming. He later joined the faculty of the University of Wyoming full-time and rose to the rank of full Professor. He was a Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology & International Studies at Saratov State University, Russia, where he taught Global Terrorism and African Societies. He also taught Globalization, Cities, and Economic Change at the Academy of International Economic Affairs, Hsin Chu, Taiwan as a Visiting Associate Professor.

Professor Ukaegbu’s administrative experience includes Director of African American Studies, Director of International Studies, and Head of Sociology at the University of Wyoming. He joined Northwestern University as a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in 2008. His teaching experience and interests include Economic Development, Industrial Sociology, Social Change, Race & Ethnicity, Political Sociology, African Societies, African Diaspora, Political Economy, Comparative International Crime & Justice, Formal Organizations, Work & Occupations, Problems of Cities, Urban Sociology and Global Terrorism among others.

Professor Ukaegbu’s research focuses on economic development in Africa with Nigeria as his case country. He has researched and published in several areas of Nigerian development. These include science and technology manpower; ethnicity and politics; leadership and public policy; indigenous entrepreneurship; enterprise management; entrepreneurial succession; and public policy and human development. His current research interests focus on two subject areas (a) the intersection of politics, entrepreneurship and industrial development in Nigeria; and (b) the dynamics of urban renewal in Nigeria.


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