Featured Speaker: George Openjuru
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Talk and Reception: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Universities and Communities in Conflict Resolution and Social Justice in Africa: The Case of Gulu University in Northern Uganda
Professor of Education and First Deputy Vice Chancellor, Gulu University, Uganda
George L. Openjuru is professor of education and first deputy vice chancellor at Gulu University, Uganda. He was formerly dean of the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning at Makerere University, and head of the Department of Community Education and Extra-Mural Studies, Institute of Adult and Continuing Education. He was also an associate professor of adult and community education at Makerere University.
He holds a Ph.D. in adult education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has published a number of articles and book chapters about lifelong learning and adult literacy education. He chairs the Uganda Adult Education Network. His specialization is adult and community education, with specific focus on adult literacy education, educational exclusion and social justice, action research, community university engagement, lifelong learning, and indigenous knowledge and knowledge democracy. He is a partner with the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. He is also a member of the International Reading Association.