Bonny A. Ibhawoh

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Bonny Ibhawoh (M.A. Ibadan; Ph.D Dalhousie) "teaches African History and Global History in the Department of History and is the Director of the Centre for Peace Studies. He also teaches in the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition and is an Adjunct Faculty in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University where he teaches human rights. Previously, he was professor of History at Brock University, professor of Political Science at University of North Carolina at Asheville; Human Rights Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York; Research Fellow at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen and Associate Member of the Centre for African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has also taught at Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria.

"His research interests are 19th and 20th century Africa, peace/conflict studies, human rights and imperialism. His articles on human rights and African studies have appeared in the Human Rights Quarterly, The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Human Rights Dialogue , Comparative Studies in South Asia , Africa and the Middle East ,Canadian Journal of African Studies and Africa – The Journal of the International African Institute.

"His recent book, Imperialism and Human Rights (Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award 2007), examines the development of the human rights movement and its humanist antecedents within the context of nineteenth century European imperialism. It explores how European imperialism and the initiatives and responses of colonized peoples have shaped the history of the contemporary human rights corpus. His current projects funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada are:

- "Native Palavers, Imperial Justice: African Appeals before the British Privy Council 1860-1960."

- "Peacebuilding in Conflicted Societies: Comparative Experiences and Local Perspectives" [with Dr. Diane Enns, in collaboration with the Peace and Governance Programme, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan]" [1]

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  1. Bonny A. Ibhawoh, Mcmaster University, accessed August 27, 2009.