Global Injustices, War and Conflict in Africa
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Tuesday, April 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Busch Student Center 253 D
Sponsored By: Department of Political Science
Speaker: Dr. Elias Omondi Opongo, S.J.
Global injustices continue to manifest themselves in diverse ways, often affecting the poorer people in the society, effacing the middle class and sanitizing economic systems that are not founded on the basic principles of social justice. Such global injustices hit hard at countries emerging out of conflict and struggling to rebuild their societies. In addressing the challenges of post-conflict reconstruction, global politics tends to favour a liberal peace approach that puts emphasis on liberalization of economic systems, democracy, human rights advocacy and the rule of law. However, without an integrated transitional justice system that takes into account citizen participation in addressing past human rights violations and attempts towards national healing and reconciliation, post conflict reconstruction could expose weaker nations to further global injustices dictated by marketization of the African populations.