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Shaping Africa's Future: International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar

This International and Interdisciplinary Conference aims to explore the question of Shaping Africa's future. Behind this question lies an orientation that intellectuals from all perspectives continually reaffirm: the continent of Cheikh Anta Diop carries a sense of renewal and possesses an inexhaustible potential for rejuvenation. Africa, laden with negative (Afro-pessimism) and positive (Afro-optimism) connotations, or examined through the lens of strict scientific prudence, is an undeniable force. In this regard, UCAD (Cheikh Anta Diop University) appears to be mobilizing for the effective promotion of values symbolized by the black continent. The question also serves to precisely define the nature of the challenges between Africa and modernity, understood as a process of problematizing the relationship with tradition. Within the context of globalization, the interactions between civilizations take on various forms: contacts, exchanges, frictions, conflicts, and more. However, in the face of attempts at homogenization, the conference resolutely addresses the issue of diversity. It serves as a vast laboratory in which researchers will explore the question of the relationship with the other and the dialogue of cultures, focusing on enrichment rather than synthesis that erases all differences. These future-oriented questions will be at the center of the conference held at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar.

Call for Papers: Communication proposals must be submitted no later than September 30, 2022, at 6:00 PM GMT on the conference website: https://shapingafrica' Proposals can also be sent to the following email addresses:,, in the form of a Word file titled: Communication Proposal "Shaping Africa's Future".


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