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    Conference Theme: Akụ ruo ụlọ, O kwuo onye kpatara ya! (Wealth brought home speaks well of its bringer).

    Title of Keynote: Towards a Return of Igbo Intellect and Wealth to Igboland, or Environmental Development of Igboland through Pharmaceutical Research (Pharmacology): Identifying, Extracting, Purifying and Testing Local Medicinal plants for the Treatment and Cure of Human Diseases.

    Keynote Speaker: Emmanuel “Emma” Onua, Research Scientist, College Professor and Community Leader

    Keynote Synopsis:

    Throughout the course of history, civilizations have always developed a keen sense of “self” as they strive to overcome limitations, be they individual or environmental. Technological advancements have been achieved when individuals and institutions identified an obstacle, set a goal of overcoming such an obstacle, and worked toward finding a solution to the obstacle. Ndi-Igbo, a very enterprising people of South-Eastern Nigeria, epitomize the human ability to overcome obstacles and to thrive under immense challenges.

    Dominican University, River Forest, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    May 9-11, 2019

    Theme: Akụ ruo ụlọ, O kwuo onye kpatara ya: Call for a Return to Igboland

    The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) specially invites scholars, students and professionals in Nigeria and in the diaspora, whose research interests cover any of the areas of Igbo studies, to submit their abstracts for its 17th Annual International Conference, to be held at the Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, USA, on May 9-11, 2019.

    The Igbo Studies Association (ISA) held its 16th Annual International Conference and Meeting May 10-12 at the Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, USA. The three-day event of intellectual abundance and social exchanges, themed “Igbo Ga-adi: Projecting Igbo Values and Customs,” interrogated the question of negotiating Igbo identity and existence in a globalized world increasingly impacted by new media technologies and social media.


    Your ISA membership must be renewed annually in order to remain active.

    • Regular Member (Renewal) - $50
    • Student Member (Renewal) - $30
    • Regular Member (New) - $75
    • Student Member (New) - $55
    • Life Member - $1000


    • Regular Member - $100
    • Regular Africa – $70
    • Student Member - $50
    • Life Member - $100
    • Non-Member - $120


    The Director,
    Igbo Studies Association Secretariat & Center for Igbo Studies
    Fine Arts Building, Room # 321
    Dominican University
    7900 W. Division Street
    River Forest, IL 60305 USA
    Telephone: (708) 488-5302