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Horace G. Campbell

Horace G. Campbell

Horace G. Campbell



African American Studies
Political Science
211 Sims Hall
Office: 315.443.9353

Social/Academic Links

Courses Taught

  • Politics in Africa
  • Africa International Relations
  • Pan Africanism
Research Interests
  • Politics of Africa
  • African International Relations
  • China and Africa
  • Pan Africanism and Revolution
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Militarism in Africa
  • Reconstruction and Transformation in Africa
Research Projects
  • U.S. Militarism and African Independence
  • Africa, BRICS and the Changed World Economy
  • African Unity and the Transformation of Africa
  • Fractal Wisdom and African Knowledge Systems
  • Pan Africanism and the African Union
  • Saving Lake Chad and the Rejuvenation of Africa

Global NATO and the catastrophic Failure in Libya, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2013

Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA, Pluto Press, 2010.

Pan Africanism, Pan Africanists, and African Liberation in the 21st Century, with Rodney Worrell, New Academia Publishers, 2006.

Reclaiming Zimbabwe: The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation, David Phillip Publications (South Africa) and Africa World Press (NJ), 2003.

Tanzania and the IMF: The Dynamics of Liberalization, ed. with Howard Stein, Westview Press, 1992.

Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney, London: Hansib Publishing Ltd., 1985; New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1987.

Publications (Chapters in Books, recent)

"Nelson Mandela: Ubuntu and the Universalist spirit,” in SOUTH AFRICA: PAGES OF HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS, Edited by Prof. Vladimir Shubin and Dr. Daria Zelenova, Institute of African Studies, Moscow, 2018

The Pan African Experience: From The OAU to the African Union, in Toyin Falola and Martin S. Shanguhyia (Eds): THE PALGRAVE HANDBOOK OF AFRICAN COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL HISTORY, Palgarve, McMillan, New York2018

“The Challenges for Revolutionary Change in the Caribbean” in Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons” edited by Wendy C. Grenade, University of Mississippi Press 2015

“France and Mali: The War on Terror in Africa in Theory and Practice,” in The Sahel in the Global Power Play in Marcel Kissou and Pauline Ginsberg (Adonis &Abbey, 2015

Chinese Social transformation and its implications for the future of Afro-Asian solidarity. Global Financial and Economic Crisis, edited by León-Manríquez J.L., and Moyo, Theresa, CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal 2015

Ron Walters: Pan African and International Struggles for Social Justice, in Robert Smith and Cedric Johnson (Eds.), What Has This Got to Do With the Liberation of Black People: The Impact and Influence of Ronald Walters on African American Thought and Leadership, SUNY PRESS Albany 2013

Towards an Africa without Borders in the 21st Century: The Inspiration of Kwame Nkrumah, in Contemporary Relevance of Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan Africanism and Internationalism, Akilagpa Sawyerr and Takyiwaa Manuh (Eds.) 2012

Publications (recent articles)

“Zimbabwe Working Peoples and the Question of Liberation,” Special Issue of Black Scholar, Volume 37, No 1, spring 2007

China in Africa: Challenges to US Hegemony, Third World Quarterly Volume 29, Issue 1 February 2008, pages 89 - 105

“Remilitarization of African Societies: Analysis of the Planning Behind Proposed US Africa Command, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, Issue 2, No 2 2008

“Cuito Cuanavale: A Tribute to Fidel Castro and the African Revolution, Monthly Review, June 2008

“Unequal Equals: Angola and China,” World Affairs: 2009, Volume: 13, Issue: 1

“Reconstruction and reparations: Lessons from China and the Pan-African World, “International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, Vol. 4 (2) 2009

Discourses on Development and Realities of Exploitation: From Aid and Humanitarianism to Solidarity, Jindal Journal of International Relations, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011

A Response to Austerity Measures Requires Audacity not Timidity, SOULS: Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, July-December 2012,

Africa in the Changed World Economy, African Review, University of Dar es Salaam, Volume 40 No. 1, April, 2013

The Military Defeat of the South Africans in Angola, Monthly Review, Volume 64, Issue 11 (April 2013)

Culture-Centric Preemptive Counterinsurgency and US Africa Command: Assessing the Role of the US Social Sciences in US Military Engagements in Africa, (with Amber Murrey) Third World Quarterly, September 2014

“Coral Gardens 1963: The Rastafari and Jamaican Independence,” Social and Economic Studies: The Social Sciences Journal of the University of the West Indies, June 2014

Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Africa, Monthly Review, August 2015

United States and Security in Africa: The impact of the military management of the International System, Africa Development, Vol XLII, No.3 2017

“Finance Capital and the NATO Intervention in Libya: Opposition to the African Currency,” CODESRIA 2018

“Dismantle Global NATO: A 70 Year alliance of Oppressors in Crisis: Limits of the Military Management of the International System,” Jindal Journal of International Affairs, July 2019, Issue 3 Volume 1

“The War on Terror as a Business: Lessons from Kenya and the Somalia Interventions,” African Review, Volume 47 (2020): Issue 1 (Apr 2020)

“Saving Lake Chad and the Unification of Africa: Lessons from the International Conference to Save Lake Chad,” Journal of African Foreign Affairs (JoAFA), Volume 7, Number 1, April 2020

“African International Relations, Genocidal Histories and the Emancipatory Project. Part 1,” Vestnik RUDN. International Relations 1_2020, Issue: Vol 20, No 1 (2020)

“African International Relations, Genocidal Histories and the Emancipatory Project. Part 2,” Vestnik RUDN. International Relations 2_2020 Issue: Vol 20, No 2 (2020)

A Space to Celebrate the Global African Experience

(Jan. 28, 2022)

The Africa Initiative brings together students and faculty at Syracuse University with a shared interest in scholarship on Africa and Global Africans.

Professor Accepts Yearlong Appointment at University of Ghana

(June 30, 2016)

Horace Campbell will occupy Kwame Nkrumah Chair in Institute of African Studies