2019 World Philosophy Day: Philosophical debate on Security Issues in Nigeria

When :

from Wednesday 20 November, 2019
to Saturday 23 November, 2019

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria

Contact :

Prof. Jim Unah, jimunahlive@gmail.com; Hugue Ngandeu, hc.ngandeu-ngatta@unesco.org

The Philosophers Association of Nigeria (PAN) and UNESCO Regional Abuja Office join hands in the organization of the Association’s 2019 Annual Conference on the theme: “Nigeria, Philosophy and Security”, in celebration of the 2019 World Philosophy Day. The event will take place from 20 to 23 November 2019 at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja.

The link between philosophy and UNESCO stems from inquiry on the possibility of and necessary conditions for the establishment of long-term peace and security in the world. Through its intellectual work, in dialogue with other humanities disciplines and social sciences, philosophy contributes to institutional responses to the issues of social transformation, reflecting the pluralism of experience and cultures across the world.

On this Day of collective exercise in free, reasoned and informed thinking on the major challenges of our time, the Philosophers Association of Nigeria would like to convoke the critical mind of the philosopher and of other disciplines, to interrogate pressing issues affecting security, and ultimately, peace in Nigeria.

Bringing together philosophers, academics and researchers, senior officers of the Nigerian Army and experts from the Nigerian Defence Academy, civil society organizations, among others, this celebration of the World Philosophy Day in Nigeria resonates with the UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme and its goal to further bridge research and policy makers to inform better formulation of public policy, notably in the area of security and sustainable peace.