Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

Professor of Political Science

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(1) Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo accepted the invitation by professor Dr Gerhard Wolmarans to serve as an External Examiner on PHD Committee, the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

(2) In October, 2023, Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo was elected as one of three leaders of the African Association of the Methodist Higher Education for a period of three years to oversee the activities of the Association.

(3) In October, 2023 Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo presented a paper on “African Universities in the Era of Transformation;” The Conference was held in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, was invited to deliver a public lecture on March 17, 2023 at the Methodist University of Kindu in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the title of the lecture he delivered was: “Imagining New Roles of African Universities in the Context of the 4th Industrial Revolution and Hybrid and truncated Liberal Democracy”.

On March 13, 2023 Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo received a Wiley Certificate award for serving as a Reviewer for International Social Science Journal.

On February 8, 2023 Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo accepted the invitation to become a member of the Council for Development of Social Research in Africa College of the Academic Senior Mentorship Program in 2023-2024.

On Nov. 24–25, 2020, Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, professor of political science, was invited by the Chatham House Africa Programme in London to attend the “Africa, Japan and the UK Emerging Partnerships beyond Summits” conference. His Zoom presentation was entitled, “Navigating Multipolarity and Trilateral Frameworks.” Professor Lumumba-Kasongo has also published a chapter entitled: “Le Salaire De La Rue Ou Phénomène «Shayeur/Coopérant»: Réflexion Sur La Violence et la Pauvreté dans les Villes Congolaises” in the book Violences Urbaines en République Démocrqtique du Congo: Que Faire?  (Guy Aundu, ed.; L’Harmattan, Editions Académia; Paris, 2020).

In November 2018, Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, was officially invited by the Chinese government through its professional exchange program in Beijing and HangZhou. He met and discussed with Dr. Lu and his staff and also with the president of China-Africa Business Council Office in  Hangzhou and his staff on the topic of “international cooperation between China and Africa.” He also gave a public lecture, “China-Africa Economic and Political Relations with the Focus on Post-Cold War Era,” at the Hangzhou Normal University, HangZhou, China.

In June 2018, Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, was selected as a fellow in Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, Stellensbosch University,  Stellensbosch, South Africa. His spent June and August 2018 in Stellenbsoch conducting his research on: “Good Governance, Democracy, Corruption and Corruption Control Mechanisms in Africa.”

July 23-24, 2018, Professor Lumumba-Kasongo was invited by The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute and Archie Mafeje Research Institute, University of South Africa  (UNISA). He presented two seminars on:  “Ubuntu and Pan-Africanism: The Dialectics of Learning about Africa” and “Pan-African Curriculum in Higher Education: A Reflection,”University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

In August 2018, Professor Lumumba-Kasongo’s article entitled: “The National Project as a Public Administration Concept: The Problematic of State Building in the Search for New Development Paradigms in Africa” published in Africa Development, Vol. XXXVI, No. 2, 2011: 63 – 96 won an International prize as the best scientific publication by International Agency for Standards and Rating. He won the World Championship of 2018 in African Development (Public Administration) and Fellow (Life Time) at Directorate of Social Science, International Agency for Standards and Rating:  https://sites.google.com/site/worldchampionshipwinners/world-championship-2018-in-african-development-public-administratio

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science, was invited by The Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations and the School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University to attend the Conference on “The Political Economy of China’s Maritime Skill Road;  He presented a paper on:  “China-Kenya Relations with a Focus on the Maritime Silk Road Initiative;” The conference was held on November 18-19, 2017 at School of Advanced International and Area Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Dr. Lumumba-Kasongo also published a book chapter entitled: “Salient Feature in Mazrui’s Thought on Education in Africa: Critical Reflection,” In D. Ndirangu Wachanga (ed), Growing Up in A Shrinking World: How Politics, Culture and the Nuclear Age Defined the Biography of Ali A. Mazrui, Trenton, London, Cape Town, Addis Ababa, Asmara, Ibadan, and New Delhi: Africa World Press, 2017.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, Professor of Political Science (Editor) Land Reforms and Natural Resource Conflicts in Africa: New Development Paradigms in the Era of Global Liberalization, London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016.

Dr. Lumumba-Kasongo was also invited by the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, to attend the conference on “the Implementation of Modern African Constitutions: Challenges and Prospects;” His presentation was on the case of the Republic Democratic of Congo DRC. The conference was held on June 23-24, 2016 at University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo attended the 24th World Congress of the International Political Science Association on “Politics in a World of Inequality; “He served as Discussant on the theme entitled: “Democratic Practices, Economic Inequalities, and Policy of Distribution of the World Resources;” Also he chaired the Panel entitled: “The Impact of the Welfare States and Policies on Labor, Work, and Peasantry,” The conference was held on July 23-28, 2016 in Poznan, Poland.

TUKUMBI LUMUMBA-KASONGO, Professor of Political Science

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo (Editor)published the book,Land Reforms and Natural Resource Conflicts in Africa: New Development Paradigms in the Era of Global Liberalization, London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2015.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo published, “Mao Zedong Revisited Political Thought: Any Lessons for Current Africa-Asia Rela, tions?,” In  Seth N. Asumah and John K. Marah (Eds.), Africana Studies Beyond Race, Class and Culture, (The New York Africana Studies Publication) Dubuque:   IA: Kendall Hunt, 2015.

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo published an article, “Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) and Africa: New Projected Developmental Paradigms,” Africa Development, Volume XL, No. 3, 2015, pp. 75.