NEW BRITAIN — Howard University Professor Abdul Karim Bangura will be the keynote speaker at Central Connecticut State University’s Center for Africana Studies’ Black History Month lecture on Feb. 28.
As part of its recognition of African American History Month, Central will present its ninth annual AMISTAD Distinguished Lecture Series in Founders Hall, located in Davidson Hall, from 3 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Bangura is a professor of Research Methodology and Public Policy at Howard University, will talk about “The Life and Times of the Amistad Returnees to Sierra Leone and Their Impact: A Pluridisciplinary Exploration.”
Bangura is also a researcher-in-residence on Abrahamic Connections and Islamic Peace Studies at the Center for Global Peace at American University in Washington, DC. He holds doctorates in political science, development economics, linguistics, computer science, and mathematics.
He is a former president of the Association of Third World Studies at the United Nations and for a time served as that organization’s ambassador to the U.N. Over the years, he has written 65 books and over 550 scholarly articles.
Along with being fluent in 12 African and six European languages, Dr. Bangura has earned many awards for his teaching, scholarly works and community service.
The lecture is sponsored by CCSU’s Center for Africana Studies For more information, please contact Dr. Olusegun Sogunro at 860-832-2131 or Dr. Gloria Emeagwali at 860- 832-2815.