Call for Papers / Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr. Monsignor Obiora Francis Ike

17th October 2021

Prof. Ike received his priestly formation and academic trainings at several institutions in Nigeria and abroad which include All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha; St John Cross Seminary, Nsukka; Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria; Collegium Cannisianum, Innsbruck, Austria; Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria; University of London, England; University of Paris, Sorbonne, France; Centre For International Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia; and the Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany. He obtained his doctorate degree in 1985 from the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany. He is currently a Professor of Ethics and Intercultural Studies at the Godfrey Okoye University in Enugu State, Nigeria.

The impact of his scholarship cuts across Africa, Europe, North America and the rest of the global community. The depth of his work, especially in the broad areas of Ethics, Intercultural Studies, Social Justice, Theology, Philosophy, Journalism, and International Diplomacy is attested to by his current position as the Executive Director of the United Nations-based Global Ethics Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the Founding Director of the Catholic Institute of Development, justice, Peace and Caritas (CIDJAP), Enugu, Nigeria; Chairman of the Enugu State Economic Advisory Committee and recently, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Plateau State University, Jos, Nigeria.

He is a priest, teacher, scholar, writer, administrator and professor with several years of teaching experience. He has presented more than ninety (90) papers in academic, religious and professional fora locally and internationally. He has to his credit well over 22 peer-reviewed journal articles, 29 book chapters and 18 books.

As a priest, scholar and teacher, Prof Ike has taught and mentored many priests and students at Catholic Seminaries and Universities in Austria, Germany, United States and Nigeria. In all of these places and others not mentioned, he contributed greatly to expanding the frontiers of knowledge.

A Festschrift in honour of this revered priest, scholar, diplomat, administrator and gentleman will no doubt afford authors the rare opportunity to contribute to the fields of interest of Prof Ike and thereby further expanding the dialogue of Prof Ike's areas of expertise.

Topics of contributions may include but are not limited to:
■ Ethics and African Development
■ Ethics, Democracy and African Development
■ Ethics, the Church and African Development
■ Ethics, the Media and African Development
■ Ethics, International Diplomacy and African Development
■ Ethics, Administration and Human Capacity Development in Africa
■ Workplace Ethics and Gender Discourse in Africa
■ Interpersonal Communication, African Values and Development
■ Inter-Communal Clashes, African Value System and Peace
■ War Ethics, Media Impact and Security In Africa

Please submit for consideration manuscripts between 5000-7000 words (MS Word only) to:

Rev. Fr. Peter Egielewa, PhD & Blessed Ngonso, PhD
Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria on/before 30th November 2021 via
Email: festschriftobioraike@gmail.com
Contact: +2349061843274/+2348034342040

Contributors should follow the latest editions of APA & MLA referencing in preparing their manuscripts. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.

Publication fees: None
Publication Date: April 2022
Book Publisher: Globethics Publications Geneva, Switzerland

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