All Africa Media Network Ghana and Soren Kierkegaard Academic Society affiliated to Philosophy Dept of Imo State University Nigeria is engineering a discussion to assist their call for papers that will generate insight on how the world can fast achieve its goal of ensuring the demilitarization of nuclear warheads in the shortest time possible.
The discussion will be held under an event dubbed Africa and Global Security Discourse a virtual conference coming up on 26th September 2020 on the Theme- WHY DO PEACE AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT MATTER NOW?
As the world goes through the traumatizing experience of a global Pandemic of a unique kind- one that has permeated the walls of Nationalism and thwarted the social processes that modern civilization has so far been based-reminding us of the deep inter-connectedness of our common destiny?
In pursuing this question with reference to specific papers that will address this issue post Covid, we invite a post Pandemic exploration of Peace, Global Security and the need for nuclear demilitarization in a renewed discourse bordering on Human Rights, Inter-Religious Dialogue, Peace Studies, Science and Technology, Indigenous Rights, Culture, Technology, Education, Leadership, Governance, Sustainable Development and Globalization.
The Presentation and discussion entreats multi-disciplinary perspectives targeted at capturing the problem Spaces on which conflict and non-sustainability thrives the discussion and future paper presentations will stimulate more conferences that would be based on them, will be able to address explicitly the renewed and Post Covid19 need for peace, Conflict Mitigation and sustainability in a world where nuclear weapon is demilitarized and implicitly, it will look at the philosophy of anarchy appreciated less as the basis of international Relations.
Motivating our collective effort is the linked convictions that the Post- Covid19 Pandemic necessitates a push and move inward, to re-evaluate the ontological notions that have led us into this present predicament and time-and that we have much to learn if we can bring up the discourse of Peace on the lens of sustainability in a world whose deep inter-connectedness is bared by the Pandemic.
Through this effort, we remind each other of the self-marginalization of our inherent human ability AND capacity for re-engagement, re-connection and community consciousness- such that brings us to the negotiating table of our deep inter-connectedness and one that is easily overlooked by conventional discussions of Peace and conflict resolution- necessitating a renewed commitment to the notion of Peace and Sustainability in the world.
The event and its associated papers and presentations is part of the contribution in the discussion on Sustainable Development in Africa and in commemoration of the 2020 UN International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear weapon which coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings on the 6th and 9th of August 1945.
Leadership Development Foundation,Teaching Artist Institute, Ayina Think Tank, Anika Initiative and Africa Rise Foundation are other facilitators of the virtual event.