Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh
In this episode, Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh explains Restorative Justice and its applicability to hot spots in West Africa. We also explore the ongoing consequences of colonial strategies on education in Africa and in the diaspora and the case for reparation, if any. He also talks about Africa’s integration in terms of practical and powerful regional unions.
Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh (M.A. Ibadan; Ph.D. Dalhousie) teaches Human Rights History and African History in the Department of History and the Centre for Peace Studies. He also teaches in the McMaster Arts & Science Program and the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
He has taught in universities in Africa, Europe, and North America. Previously, he was a professor at Brock University, Canada; professor in the Department of Political Science at the 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 and the University of Lagos.
Dr. Ibhawoh is a member of the United Nations Expert Mechanism Group on the Right to Development.
His research interests are global human rights, peace/conflict studies, legal and imperial history. His articles on these themes have appeared in historical and interdisciplinary journals – Human Rights Quarterly, The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, the Journal of Global History, and Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (Journal of the American Psychological Association).
He is the author of Human Rights in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Imperial Justice (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Imperialism and Human Rights (SUNY Press, 2007) [named Choice Outstanding Academic Title]. Dr. Ibhawoh is a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada, a recipient of the McMaster Student Union Teaching Award and the Nelson Mandela Distinguished Africanist Award.