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LVAIC Africana Consortium to hold Lecture at Lehigh University

Dr. Bernard L. Bongang to dicsuss media and state conflicts in Cameroon

Bethlehem, Pa., September 9, 2011--The LVAIC Africana Consortium in conjunction with Moravian College's Center for the Study of Media in Culture (CoSMiC) and Lehigh University's Globalization and Social Change Initiative will sponsor a lecture entitled "Of Bull-Horns and Rattlers: Media and State Conflicts in Cameroon in early 1990s" by Dr. Bernard L. Bongang on Thursday, September 22, at 4:10 p.m. in the Scheler Family Forum , Room 200 in Lehigh University's Linderman Library. The program is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend.

Dr. Benn L. Bongang is a native of Cameroon in Central Africa. His undergraduate studies were in the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, the University of Western Ontario and the Universite de Montreal in Canada. He is a former journalist and TV producer/director at the Cameroon Radio and Television Corporation, and was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Boston University. He earned a M.S. Degree in journalism from Boston University as well a M.A and Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Before his graduate studies in South Carolina, Bongang worked for the United Nations Radio and for the Office of Disarmament Affairs at the UN headquarters in New York.

His first book, The United States and the United Nations: Congressional Funding and UN Reform was published in 2007 by LFB Scholarly of New York.

He is currently an associate professor of political science at Savannah State University where he teaches courses in Global Issues, Political Communication, U.S. Foreign Policy and International Politics. He is also the former chairman of the department of political science and public affairs at SSU.

For more information contact Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen, Director of the LVAIC Africana Consortium at 610-625-7814, email: jrosen@moravian.edu, or Dr. Jack Lule, Director, Global Studies, Lehigh University at 610 758-4177, email: jack.lule@lehigh.edu.