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Senior Lecturer

Tel. (Mobile):            +233 244 594919

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E-mail:                      vincentjon2006@yahoo.ca  

EDUCATION

1986-1989                 University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

1981-1983                 University ofNew Brunswick,Fredericton,NB

1974-1977                 University of Ghana, Legon

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

PhD History, (KNUST).

Certificate, Human Rights Course, DCMR/DCHR, Copenhagen

M.A. Political Science (University of New Brunswick)

B.A. (Hons) Political Science with Modern History (University of Ghana)

AREAS OF INTEREST

International Relations, History of Europe, 1780-1939; Cooperative Movement and Theory, Human Rights, Historical Monuments and Sites in Ghana.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT SINCE 1979 

International Relations 

History of Europe 1780- 1939

History of Political Thought

Philosophy and Methodology of History

Comparative History of the USA and USSR

History of USA from Planting of the Colonies to the Civil War

History of Russia from Peter I to Stalin

Selected Themes in World History

Selected/Dominant Themes in African History in the 20th Century

Oral History of Africa

History of Slavery in Africa

Historical Monuments and Sites in Ghana

Government and Politics in Ghana

History of the Holocaust

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The Climate of Cooperation in Sweden, International Journal of Commerce, Economics and Management, 3: 10, October, 2013, pp. 101 – 103.

Relations Between the Cooperative and Socialist Movements in the Formative Years, International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics and Management, 3: 8, August, 2013 pp. 114 – 118.

Nationality and the Pan African State ( with Dr. W.J. Donkoh ). inToyinFalola and Kwame Essien ed. Pan-Africanism and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity, New York: Taylor and Francis/Routledge, 2013, pp.214-255. 

Kwame Nkrumah’s Mission and Vision for Africa and the World, in Journal of Pan African Studies vol. 4 no.10, 2012, pp. 78 - 92. 

The Demand for Human Rights in a Diverse Socio-Cultural World Society: Approaches and Tools. Journal of Politics and Law vol. 4 no. 2, September, 2011, pp. 162-169.

Commune to Commune and the Evolution of the Cooperative State, WASET vol. 54 no. D, June, 2009 pp. 941-955.  

The Tradition of Cooperation in the North Atlantic, WASET vol. 54 no. D, June, 2009 pp. 956-966.

Philosophical Assumptions of the Cooperative Movement, WASET vol. 71, October, 2010 pp. 910-919.

Hypothetical Separation and Independence of Quebec, Crossroads Journal vol. 9 no. 1, June, 2010 pp.40-56.

A Historian of World Society: A Study of the Historian Eric Hobsbawm and a Critique of his Age of Capital. Journal of Science and Technology  vol.28 no.2, August, 2008 pp.102-116

Historiography of International Law. Journal of Science and Technology  vol. 28 no.2, December 2008 pp. 19-27

ADMINISTRATION

 Head, Department of History and Political Studies, 2011 – 2013

Academic Tutor, Social Sciences Faculty, KNUST, 1998 – 2011

Head of History Section, Department of General and African Studies, KNUST, 1992 – 1998

Departmental Examination Officer, General and African Studies, KNUST, 2000 – 2002

Faculty Examination Officer, Social Sciences Faculty, KNUST, 2003 – 2005

AG. Senior Tutor, Queen Elizabeth II Hall, KNUST, 2000

Council Member, Queen Elizabeth II Hall, KNUST, 1996 – 1998/2001 - 2004

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

Ethnic Integration and Continental Unity, Second Kwame Nkrumah International Conference, KNUST, Kumasi, 21 – 24 September, 2012. (withAmisahZenabuBakuri).

Nationality and the Pan African State, Africa in World Politics International Conference, Austin, Texas, 25-27 March, 2011. (With Dr. W.J. Donkoh).

The Climate of Cooperation in Sweden, World Congress on Science, Engineering and Technology (WCSET), Madrid, 28-29 March, 2012. 

Relations Between the Cooperative and Socialist Movements in the Formative Years, World Congress on Science, Engineering and Technology (WCSET), Madrid, 28-29 March, 2012.

Kwame Nkrumah’s Mission and Vision for Africa and the World, Kwame Nkrumah International Conference, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, BC, 19-21 August, 2010.

Philosophical Assumptions of the Cooperative Movement, Paris, World Congress on Science, Engineering and Technology (WCSET), Paris, 27-29  October, 2010.

The Demand for Human Rights in a Dynamic Socio-Cultural World, Cultural Diplomacy for Africa (CDA) Seminar, Berlin, 5-11 December, 2010.

Commune to Commune and the Evolution of the Cooperative State, Paris, WASET Conference, 24-26 June, 2009.

The Tradition of Cooperation in the North Atlantic, Paris, WASET Conference, 24-26 June, 2009.

The Use of History in Architectural Research, Workshop for Postgraduate Students of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental and Development Studies (FEDS), KNUST, Kumasi, December 2000.

The Demand for Human Rights in a Diverse Socio-Cultural World, CHRAJ Sponsored Workshop for Human Rights Practitioners, Sunyani, 27th – 28th November 2000.

The Vision of Kwame Nkrumah for Africa and the World, One Day Symposium for Staff and Students of the Spiritan Institute of Philosophy, Ejisu – Kumasi, 6th March 2000.

The Universality of Human Rights:  Prohibition of Torture and Ill-treatment of Persons by Political Authorities in the World, Open Lecture, Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) Copenhagen, 3rd December 1998.

Forty Years of Independence:  Which way forward for Ghana, 37th Queen Elizabeth II Hall Week Symposium, Great Hall, UST Campus, Kumasi, 8th April 1997.

Foreign Aid to Africa in the Changing Political and Economic World Order, Social Sciences Students Association Week, 27thMay 1991, Great Hall, UST, Kumasi.

The Role of Political Parties in the Process of Democratization in Ghana, Second Sub-regional Conference of University YCS Anglophone Africa, 6th -12th September 1992, Saint Louis Secondary School, Kumasi.

Towards Free and Fair Elections in Ghana, 28th Unity Hall Week Symposium, Great Hall, UST Campus, Kumasi, 22ndOctober 1996.

Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Contribution to Grassroots Political Organization in British Columbia, Committee on Alternatives for British Columbia (CABC) Workshop, Seminar Room, Clearihue Building, University of Victoria, B. C. 24thFebruary 1988.

The Linear Continuum Thesis: A Theory about the Evolution of the Cooperative State, Annual Conference for Historians from British Columbia, Qualicum, BC, February, 1988.

Background and Context:  The Mediterranean Sub-region in the International Political and Economic System, General and African Studies (GAS) Occasional Workshop on International Issues, Great Hall, UST, Kumasi, 18th January 1986.

 An Interpretation of the US Raid on Libya, Inauguration of the UST Chapter of the Green Book Study Club, Unity Hall, Kumasi, 19th April 1986.

The Search for a System of Government for Ghana, Social Sciences Faculty Jubilee Celebrations, Great Hall, Kumasi, March 1986.

The Palestinian Question:  An Exposition, UNIC / Social Science Faculty – UST sponsored Open Lecture on the Plight of the Palestinian People, 4th December 1985, Great Hall, UST, Kumasi.

Party Politics and National Security in Ghana under the Third Republic, First UTAG National Congress, Conference Room, Great Hall, UST, Kumasi, August 1981

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