Ph.D. Philosophy, Gregorian University, Rome, 1986
M. A. Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, Gregorian University, Rome, 1983
B. A. Theology, Magna Cum Laude, Urban University, Rome, 1981
DR. GBOTOKUMA is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and former Director of the Center for Global Studies at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA). During his twelve-year stay in Europe, he earned a doctorate in Philosophy from Gregorian University, a Bachelor's degree in Theology from the Pontifical Urban University, a Diploma in International Studies from the Italian Society for International Organization, all in Rome. He also earned foreign language diplomas and certificates from St. Luke's Priory School in Wincanton, England; Goethe Institute Boppard, Germany; Institut d'Etudes Françaises de Touraine, France; and Yale University's PIER-African Studies, USA. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he has lived and/or, studied, worked, and travelled in Africa, Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Literate in Latin, Dr. Gbotokuma is multilingual. He is the founding President of Polyglots in Action for Diversity, Inc. (PAD). He is the recipient of The Dr. Sandye Jean McIntyre II International Award 2008 for demonstrating "extraordinary commitment to global learning and international understanding [...] at Morgan State University."
Areas of Specialization: Continental Philosophy/Existentialism
Area of Competence: Global Development/Cooperation Issues (North-South Dialogue); History of Philosophy; African Philosophy and Religions.
Courses Taught: Global Ethical Issues; Introduction to Logic; Ethics and Values; African and African American Religions; Introduction to World Religions; Philosophy of Religion
Publications (Partial List)
OBAMÆNON: The Gospel of 'Glocal' Change, Hope, Understanding, and Leadership for a Networking World (Common Ground, 2011) http://onglobalization.com
Cesaire, Cesairologie et l'Humanisme Universel/Cesaire, Cesairology and Universal Humanism (Xlibris, 2007).
A Pan-African Encyclopedia, 2 vols. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003).
"Cosmoportism and UniverCity Today: Globalizing Education at Home and Abroad." Journal of the World Universities Forum, 3.5 (2010): 23-31.
"Negritude Meets Daoism: Can Yin-Yang Rescue Senghor?" In Jinfen Yan and David Schrader (Eds.), Clashing of Ends: Comparative Perspectives in Contemporary Value Inquiry (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009), 255-276.
"Senghoritude comme Défi à la Mondialisation."[Senghoritude as a Challenge to Globalization] In Clément Akassi Animan and Victorien Lavou Zoungbo (Eds.), Discours Post-Coloniaux et Renégociations des Identités Noires: Afriques, Amériques, Caraïbes, Europe. Collection Marges No. 32 (Presses Universitaires de Perpignan, France, 2010), 121-139.
"Bridging the World Language Divide: A Requirement for the 21st-Century International Education and U.S. Global Leadership." THE GLOBAL STUDIES JOURNAL, 1.4 (December 2008): 61-68
Dizionario Italiano-Lingala/ Lingala-Italiano (Rome, Italy: Armando Curcio Publisher, 1990).
"The Sub-Saharan-African Underdevelopment: What's Morality Got to Do With It?" Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies, vol. 17, no. 4 (Stockholm, Sweden, December 1998): 29-58.
"Heidegger: 'Ek-sistence' Authentique et Ethique Comme Thanatologie," in French [Heidegger: Authentic Ek-Sistence and Ethics as Thanatology]. Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française, vol. X, No. 1 (Spring 1998): 5-24.
"Polygyny in Africa: A Male's Post-Original Sin or Rejection of the Primeval Monogyny and Affirmation of Sexual Inequality." Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of Philosophy. Boston, Massachusetts, 1998. Online. http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Afri/AfriGbot.htm
"Negritude and Civilization Are not Paradoxical: Meditations on the 90,000 Year-Old Bone Technology from Katanda, Zaire." Présence Africaine, No. 156 (Paris, France, 1997): 119-135.