Our Guest Lecturer, Professor Samuel Zalanga is a distinguished academic in field of Sociology (Development Studies and Social Change) from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology & Reconciliation Studies, Bethel University, St Paul, Minnesota, United States. He is also an Associate Editor for the Africa, Journal of Third World Studies. A recipient of Carnegie African Diaspora Visiting Professor Fellowship to the University of Jos in 2015 and Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State between June and August, 2017. In addition, he received the Fulbright Fellowship for Teaching and Private Research in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State, Nigeria between September, 2017 and June, 2018.
Professor Zalanga is also a recipient of various academic and service awards including: The Kwame Nkrumah Award for Service to Pan Africanism. University of Texas Africa Conference, 2017; Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), 2014; Outstanding Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Improvement of the Scope and Quality of The Journal of Third World Studies; Bethel University, College of Arts Sciences’ Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship for 2010 – 2011 Academic Year, (Spring 2011), Association of Third World Studies Presidential Award among others
Speaking on Comparative Development: Lessons from South Asia to Africa, Professor Zalanga will bring his many years of research on Development Studies and Social Change to bare in the first series of the African Diaspora Lecture of Glorious Vision University, Ogwa, Edo State, which is open to all and sundry.