Conference Program

Monday 6th June
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration of Participants
9:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Opening Ceremony
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Break
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel 1: Community-Based Peace Building
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Panel 2: Critical Approaches to Evaluating the Media
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing

Tuesday, 7th June
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Panel 3: Politics and Good Governance in Peace Building
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel 4: Tradition and Peace Building
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel 5: Educational and Leadership Opportunities in Peace Building
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Break
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel 6: Peace Building is About the People
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cocktail / Performance

Wednesday, 8th June
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Panel 7: Source Credibility, Ethics, and Agenda Setting in Peace Building
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel 8: Interreligious Dialogue on Peace Building
11:30 a.m – 12:45 p.m. Panel 9: Peace Building Through Performance Arts
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Break
2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Guided Bus Tour: “Plateau the Beautiful” (₦1,000 fee; pay at registration desk)

Thursday, 9th June
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Panel 10: Public Relations and Negotiation in Peace Building
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel 11: Peace and Development Journalism
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel 12: Media and Corporate Ideologies and Responsibilities in Peace Building
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Break
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel 13: Democracy and Displacement in Peace Building
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Panel 14: Dr. Paul Nwulu’s Media Workshop
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Monday, June 6th 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
PANEL 1: Community-Based Peace Building

Chair: Prof. Hayward Mafuyai, (In-Coming Vice Chancellor, University of Jos)
Internal Migration and Conflict Mitigation in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria
James B. Kantiok, Azusa Pacific University and Ahmadu Bello University
Peace Building in a Multi-Ethnic Society: The Imperative of Community Broadcasting.
Bernice Oluwalanu Sanusi, Redeemer’s University
Utilizing Family Values for Effective Actualization of Peace in Nigeria: The Ethics of Public Bombing
Terfa Kahaga Anjov, Benue State University

Monday, June 6th 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
PANEL 2: Critical Approaches to Evaluating the Media in Peace Building

Chair: Professor Ali, Dean of Postgraduate School, University of Jos
Peace Building in Nigeria: A Case for Watching the Watchdog
Ibrahim Kidafa, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi
Odoemelam Chinedu Christian, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Understanding Media in Conflict Reporting and Peace Building in Nigeria
Joseph H.P. Golwa, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
Turbulent System, Media and Conflict Reportage in Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis of the Niger Delta, Boko Haram and Jos Crises
Felix Akpan, University of Calabar and University of Massachusetts
Angela Olofu-Adeoye, University of Jos

Tuesday, June 7th 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PANEL 3: Politics and Good Governance in Peace Building

Chair: Mr. G.N.S. Pwajok, Chief of Staff, Court House, Jos
The Media and Electoral Politics in Nigeria
Tyodzua Atim, Benue State University
The Impact of Media on Conflict Resolution and Peace Building: A Case Study of Zimbabwe, 2008-2011.
Sandra Makwangudze, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Mass Media and Good Governance in a Democratic Nigeria
Ezekiel S. Asemah

Tuesday, June 7th 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
PANEL 4: Tradition and Peace Building

Chair: HRM Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba
Traditional rulers will discuss peace building.

Tuesday, June 7th 11:30 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
PANEL 5: Educational and Leadership Opportunities in Peace Building

Chair: Professor Irene Agunloye, HOD, Theatre and Film Arts Department, University of Jos
The Impact of Leadership Styles on Employee Performance in the Nigerian Educational System
Babatunde Joel Todowede, Lagos State University
The Impact of Education towards Peace Building on the Economic Development of Nigeria
Patricia N. Okafor, University of Jos
Real Peace in Real Time: Building Sustainable Post-Conflict Communities through Interactive Games and Social Media
Edward M. Clift, Woodbury University
Teri Thompson, Woodbury University
Alfreda Aloka, Woodbury University

Tuesday, June 7th 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
PANEL 6: Peace Building is About the People

Chair: Teri Thompson, Woodbury University
Some Notable Remote Factors of Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Northern Nigeria
S.E. Bogoro
Understanding the Media and Communication as Strategy: Musings of a Depraved Mind
B.Z. Atta, University of Jos
Labeling and the Language of “Othering” in Peace Building
Andrew Jared Critchfield, Communication and Culture Consulting

Wednesday, June 8th 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PANEL 7: Source Credibility, Ethics, and Agenda Setting in Peace Building

Chair: Professor A.U. Enahoro, Mass Communication Department, University of Jos
Media, Early Warning and Peace Building in Nigeria
Agbo Uchechukwu Johnson, Taraba State University
Patience O. Nwosu, Taraba State University
Social Responsibility of the Media and Peace Building in Nigeria
Anthony Iorver Igyuve, Bingham University
Considerations for Selecting News on Radio in Conflict-Prone Areas
Michael A. Kombol, Benue State University
Olubunmi F. Agbana, Kogi State University

Wednesday, June 8th 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
PANEL 8: Interreligious Dialogue on Peace Building

Chair: Professor Danny McCain, University of Jos
Patricia Lar, University of Jos
Irene Agunloye, University of Jos
Sumanye Hamza, University of Jos
and Chairmen of JNI, CAN and other religious organizations will discuss Peace Building from religious perspectives.

Wednesday, June 8th 11:30 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
PANEL 9: Peace Building Through Performance Arts

Chair: Dr. Tor Iorapuu, Theatre University & Film Arts Department, University of Jos
Drama: The Communication Tool in Conflict Prevention and Management in the Administration of Justice in Plateau State
B.Z. Atta, University of Jos
Communication and Society: Nigeria and Fela Anikulapo-Juti’s Music
Biodun Adebiyi, Lagos State University
Crises, Peace Building, Culture and Tourism in Jos, Plateau State (2000-2010)
James Dung, University of Jos

Thursday, June 9th 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
PANEL 10: Public Relations and Negotiations in Peace Building

Chair: Professor Habu Galadima, Head of Department, Political Science, University of Jos
Public Relations and Mending Fences: A Comparative of Reconciliation in Post-Crises Kaduna and Jos
Sarah Lwahas, University of Jos
Sarah Eseoghene Jarikre, University of Jos
Negotiation and Interpersonal Skills in Managing Conflict
Umaru Dan-Asabe Bulus, Deltahan Nigeria, Ltd.
Corporate Public Relations Approaches in Niger Delta Community Relations
Zorte Maamaa N., Bingham University

Thursday, June 9th 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
PANEL 11: Peace and Development Journalism

Chair: Professor Umar Danfulani, Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Jos
The Mass Media and Conflict Reporting in Nigeria: A Call for Peace Journalism as an Alternative to War Journalism
Raphael N. Sule, University of Jos
Media Culpability in Conflict and the Imperative of Peace Journalism in Ending Protracted Conflict
Joseph Peter Ochogwu, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution & University of Jos
Development Journalism and Peace Building
Christy Best, University of Jos

Thursday, June 9th 11:30 a.m – 12:45 p.m.
PANEL 12: Media and Corporate Ideologies and Responsibilities in Peace Building

Chair: Mr. James Mannock, Director of Press and Public Affairs, Government House, Jos
Sociology of News Sources: A Reconsideration of Cultural Semantics and the Doctrine of Rights in the Marketplace of Ideas
Melchizedec Onobe, Bingham University
Conflict as an Ideological Orientation of the Nigerian Media
Simeon H.O. Alozieuwa, Office of the Special Assistant to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
People-Centered Communication and Peace Building in the Niger Delta
Lanre Olaolu Amodu, Covenant University
Idowu Sobowale (Oon), Covenant University

Thursday, June 9th 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
PANEL 13: Democracy and Displacement in Peace Building

Chair: Professor L.S.O. Liverpool, University of Jos
Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance through ICTs
Prince Amadichukwu, Our Soil Africa Foundation
Ethnic Conflicts and Media Interventions in a Democracy: The Jos Episode
Godfrey Danaan, University of Jos
The Problem of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Jos and its Implications for Peace and Security in the Area
Talatu Buba Bello, ECWA Staff School
Obadiah Samuel, Center for Conflict Management and Peace Studies

Thursday, June 9th 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
PANEL 14: Dr. Paul Nwulu’s Media Workshop

Chair: Dr. Danjuma Gambo, University of Maiduguri
Paul Nwulu, American University of Nigeria, Yola and students from University of Jos

Opening Ceremony Monday, June 6, 2011
9:00 a.m. Guests/Participants Arrive
9:30 a.m. Arrival of Special Guests
10:00 a.m. National Anthem
10:05 a.m. Recognitions
10:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Professor Sonni Gwanle Tyoden, University of Jos
10:40 a.m. Chairman, Professor Jerry Gana, Declares Conference Open
11:00 a.m. Keynote Address
11:30 a.m. Performance
11:45 a.m. Goodwill Messages
12:30 p.m. Vote of Thanks
12:45 p.m. National Anthem
12:50 p.m. Photo Session

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