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The Annual Lecture Series

The Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Lecture series is dedicated Anyiam Osigwe`s all-embracing study of man as a manifestation of divine intelligence; It is a scholarly examination of the integral parts of the Holistic Approach to Human Existence

 and Development including the interrelationship between the various parts, with a view to making them applicable in uplifting the daily life of individual and the society at large. THE THIRTEEN SESSIONS OF THE LECTURE SERIES SO FAR HELD INCLUDE:-

INAUGURAL SESSION: NOVEMBER 1999


CENTRAL THEME: The Search for A Holistic Approach to Human Existence and Development
SUB-THEMES AND SPEAKERS

SECOND SESSION NOVEMBER 2000

CENTRAL THEME: Towards a Better World Order: The Family as its Basic Building Block.
SUB-THEMES AND SPEAKERS

  • Harnessing the Synergistic Potentials of the Family Towards Effective Poverty Eradication in Africa - Professor Bolanle Awe
  • Sustainable Quality Child Care: The Foundation of National Development - Professor Theodore C. Okeahialam
  • Leadership and its Application to Child Development in Africa - Fredrik Willem de Klerk, former President of South Africa (1989 - 1994)

THIRD SESSION: NOVEMBER 2001

CENTRAL THEME: Women as the Salt of the Earth: Women Empowerment through an Improved Understanding of Womanhood.

SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER

Genuine Women Empowerment: An Imperative for Achieving Concrete Human Development Objectives - His Excellency Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United State of America

FOURTH SESSION: NOVENMBER 2002

CENTRAL THEME: Youth and Education: Africa’s 21st century Youths; Everyone a Fisherman

SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER:

Youth and Education in a Changing World - The Right Honourable John Major, former Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

FIFTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2003
CENTRAL THEME:The Cosmopolitan Expression of the Group Mind Principle: Patriotism and the Group Mind; Spirit of the Team, Spur of the Nation

SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER

Man, the State and a Better World Order - His Excellency, Shimon Peres, President of Israel.

 

SIXTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2004
CENTRAL THEME:Introspectionism: Green Grasses of Home; The Key to Development is Within and Around you

SUB-THEMES AND SPEAKERS

  • Harnessing Internal Values towards Building Viable Partnership for Holistic Development - Mrs Cherie Blair QC

 

SEVENTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2005

CENTRAL THEME: The Mindset Factor in Creative Transformation: All Minds at Work, All Hands on Deck
SUB-THEMES AND SPEAKERS
Towards an All-inclusive Approach to Development: Integrating the Physically and Mentally Challenged in the Development Process - Mrs. Tipper Gore
Socio-political and Economic Development in the Developing World: Activating a National Mindset - His Excellency, Fernando Cardoso, former President of Brazil

EIGHTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2006

CENTRAL THEME: As it was in the Beginning: Synthesis for Africa’s Socio-Political and Economic Transformation
SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER
Towards an Appropriate Orientation to Change and Development: Contextualisation as Key to a Viable Socio-Political and Economic Future for Developing Nations - Aleksander Kwasniewki, former President of Poland

NINTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2007

CENTRAL THEME: Harnessing Africa’s Capital: That the People may Have Life and Live it More Abundantly; Development, Capital and the Metaphysical Dimension
SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER
Europe as a Strategic Partner in Harnessing African Capital - His Excellency, Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic

TENTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2008

CENTRAL THEME: The Unity of the Absolute: The Oneness of All Religion; Value Guided Conduct as a Universal Tenet and Propriety as a Way of Life for Mankind
SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER
The Universality of the God Principle: The sense of Unity in the teaching of the Great Masters.
His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso (The 14th Dalai Lama, The Spiritual and Temporal Leader of the Tibetan people)

ELEVENTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2009

CENTRAL THEME: To Live in the Way That Honours: Incorruptibility; A Spiritual Premise for a Material Wellbeing
SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER
Corruption, State Craft and National Development
Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohammed, former Prime Minister of Malaysia

TWELFTH SESSION: NOVEMBER 2010
CENTRAL THEME: Democracy as Holism: National Security, Political Stability, Peace and Socio-Economic Development as Integrals of Democracy; That the Doves May Be Set Free in our Land
SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER
National Security as a Fundamental to Building Sustainable Democracy
His Excellency, Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan

THIRTEENTH SESSION
CENTRAL THEME: Synthesis for Nationhood: Ethnic Policy and National Integration; From Indigenes to Citizens
SUB-THEME AND SPEAKER
Ethnic Policy and National Integration
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka

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