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The Africana Studies Program

East Tennessee State University

Lecture Series



Kevin George

National Security Policy Center (NSPC) Coordinator 

Date: Will be performing on Nov. 16, 2018

Time: 10:25 a.m.

Location: Rogers-Stout Hall Room 125

Topic: The European Colonization of Africa and its Impact on Modern-Day Africa


kevin_george  Mr. George is from Nigeria, where he earned his B.A. in History and International Studies at the University of Oyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He spent some time teaching government/social studies and he was a member of the National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria, before coming to East Tennessee State University to earn his first M.A. in History. Following this, he earned his second M.A. in Conflict Transformation at Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mr. George also spent time as a policy and advocacy intern at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) in Washington D.C., where he wrote ideation papers on ways to improve civilian protection in Mali, Nigeria, and  the Lake Chad Basin region.

Mr. George is currently working as the coordinator for the National Security Policy Center (NSPC) at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, where he conducts research on national security issues.


Reverend Vincent Dial

Minister at Bethel Christian Church in Jonesborough, TN 

Date: Will be performing on Nov., 28, 2018

Time: 10:25 a.m.

Location: Rogers-Stout Hall Room 125

Topic: The role of music in African Culture and the Impact on the World

 reverand dial with drumReverend Vincent Dial, an ETSU alumnus, was a teacher and     administrator in the Johnson City School System before becoming   pastor of Bethel Christian Church in Jonesborough. He is an asset to   the community and works to create change by inspiring youth and   using his platform to promote social justice.


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