Dr. Evaristus Ekwueme, SJ

/Dr. Evaristus Ekwueme, SJ

Dr. Evaristus Ekwueme, SJ

The Dean

BA  Honors in Philosophy & Humanities (Arrupe College, Univ. Of Zimbabwe), BA in Theology (Hekima College, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi), MS in Computer Information Systems (Boston University), MA & PhD in Philosophy (Boston College).
Courses:

Introduction to Philosophy, Theoretical & Applied Ethics, Ethics of War and Humanitarian Action, Bernard Lonergan, Chiekh Anta Diop, Franz Fanon, Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy, African Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Information Technology; Computer Ethics, Computer Networking & Web Design, Systems Engineering, ICT & Corporate Management, Process Innovation and Management.

Areas of Research

African Philosophies, Online Realities, Ethics and Anthropologies, ICT and Electoral Processes in Africa, Religion in the Virtual Age, Friendship, Technology and Culture, African Epistemology, Moral & Political Philosophy, ICT & Youth Culture in Africa, Online Instructional Technologies and Digital Divide, Open Source Technologies and Leapfrog Education, Internet of Persons and Everything.

Work Experiences

2013-2015 – Assistant Novice Master – Jesuit Novitiate, Benin City, Nigeria

2010-2011 – Visiting Lecturer – Ethics- Loreto College, Nairobi, Kenya

2009-           Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lonergan Institute, Boston College

2008-2010 – IT Director – Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Nigeria

2006-2007 – IT Graduate Consultant- Boston College, Massachusetts, USA

2006 –     Laureate  -Council for the Development of Social Science Research in                                             Africa

Research Fellow on Chiekh Anta Diop – University of Chiekh Anta Diop, Senegal

2003-2004- Lecturer  – Arrupe College, Harare, Zimbabwe

Some Publications.

The Primacy of Truth in Human Rights Violation Investigation Commission: Nigerian Example”   (Chiedza, Arrupe College Journal, December, 2003).

“The Colonial Mind And Its Addictions As A Threat To The Very Nature Of Humanity: In Light Of Bernard Lonergan’s Insight” (Chiedza, Arrupe College Journal, May, 2004)

“Timbuktu” In Encyclopedia of African Thought. Edited by F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Emergent Probability, Computers and Insight As Information. (Verlag: LAP Publishers, 2010.)

“Beyond Inter Mirifica: A Lonerganian View of Information” in Lonergan Workshop, No. 39, 2012.

Public Lectures

November, 2002          “African Identity: We are World Citizens” at Boston College, African Student Association at Boston College.

March, 2005.               “Technologies of Hate and the Rwandan Genocide” at Boston College, Philosophy of Person II (Undergraduate Course guest Speaker).

April, 2005.                 “HIV/AIDS: Individual Authenticity and Intervention” at Boston College, Undergraduate Student Africa Week Lectures.

August, 2006.               “Qui va au secour de l’Afrique?”- L’Université de Chiekh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal. (English Translation: “Who will come to the rescue of Africa?” at the University of Chiekh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal.

February, 2007.            “Technologies of Hate and the Rwandan Genocide: The possibility of Compassion” at Boston College, Philosophy of Person II (Undergraduate Course guest Speaker).

October, 2007              “Technological Transfer and Foreign Aid to Africa: A Philosophical Discourse.” Guest speaker at Business Law Department at Boston College.           

Conference Presentations

November, 2003          “Law and Reason: The Fear of the Philosopher King” at Arrupe College, Zimbabwe

February, 2004.            “On the Consequences of Unexamined Life in Cyberspace” at Arrupe College, Zimbabwe.

July, 2005.                   “Turing Test and Racism: An Inductive Critic” at International Society of Philosophy and Technology Conference, University of Technology Delft, Netherlands.

May, 2006.                  “The Emergence of the Algorithmic Man: The non-Self-correcting Consciousness,” at European International Computer and Philosophy Conference, University of Laval, Le Mein, France.

July, 2007                    “Open Source Philosophy and Democratic Rationalization in Africa.” North American International Association of Computing and Philosophy, Conference, at Loyola University, Chicago, USA

Oct, 2007                    “Technological Process and the Illusion of ICT Development by Consumption” at Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Dakar, Senegal.

May 2008                    “Decolonizing the African Social Scientists: An Epistemological Discourse” at Council for Development of Social Science Researches in Africa (CODESRIA). Intervention Series Colloquium.

July 2008                     The 2008 North American Conference on Computing and Philosophy: The Limits of Computation, NA-CAP Indiana University, July 10-12, 2008

“Towards Trustworthy Intelligent Robots: A Pragmatic Approach to Moral Responsibility” Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Mälardalen University, Västerås Daniel Persson, Mälardalen University, Västerås

Commentator: Evaristus O Ekwueme, Boston College

“The Tocqueville Lens: Informing the Design of the New Township” Christian Briggs, Indiana University
– Commentator: Evaristus O Ekwueme, Boston College

July 2010     “Challenges of ICT Management in Africa: A Nigerian Experience” at Science Foundation Symposium, Woburn Massachusetts.

February 2012 -Symposium Presentation on Education, Youth, Technology and Peace in Africa, Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya.

June 2012 -39th Lonergan Workshop, Beyond Inter Mirifica: A Lonerganian View of Information, Boston College.

September 2014 – Lecture Series – ICT Networking, Process Innovation & Management – Information & Communication Technology University, Cameroon.

Academic Awards and Grants

First Division Book Prize Award for Excellence in Philosophy at University of Zimbabwe, 2001

Boston College Philosophy Teaching Fellow, Sept 2005-May 2007.

Ernest Fortin Memorial Foundation Research Grant, Summer 2007.

Intercontinental Science Foundation Research Grant, on Chiekh Anta Diop, 2006

Boston College Dissertation Fellowship 2007-2008.

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

Laureate for Child and Youth Institute, ICT and African Youth, October-November 2007

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Laureate for African Social Science Intervention Series, May 2008

Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Lonergan Institute at Boston College, 2009.