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December 9, 2016
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Papers Presented


  • Diallo, L., and Lafreniere, G., ‘Understanding the Needs of African Survivors of War, Torture and Organized Violence: Case Study of the Hamilton Project’, will be presented at the “Africa in the Age of Globalization: Conceptions and Misconceptions Conference’, International Conference, Laurier Brantford, October 28th


  • Conference on “Globalization, Immigration and Social Movements”, University Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal, May 2007


  • “Decentralized Cooperation and Globalization in Africa: Implications for Communications Between Rural Areas”, Paper presented to the International Exchanges Conference organized by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), January 23rd, 2002.


  • “Strategies in Community Development: Practical Tools for Social Workers”. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Centre for Health Promotion of the University of Toronto, June 1999.


  • “Administration of a Community Project financed by the State”. Paper presented at the Association of Schools of Social Work Congress, Ottawa University, June 1998


  • “Health Programs Within a Primary Prevention Community Project”. Paper presented at the “Healthy Places, Healthy People” conference, Sudbury, Ontario, May 1995.


  • « Implication dans la promotion et le développement coopératif en Ontario français: ambiguïtés et défis ». Paper presented at the 60th annual congress of ACFAS, (French Learneds), Montreal, Quebec, May 1992.



  • ‘Leadership and Governance and the Rebuilding of Haiti after the Earthquake’, Panel discussions, School of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University. March 30th, 2010, SIRG Discussion Series, Faculty of Social Work


  • ‘University and Community Collaboration: Practical Experiences’, Panel Discussion organized by Social Innovation Research Group, School of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • ‘Leadership et Gouvernance en periode pre-electorale au Senegal’, Public presentation, University Gaston Berger Senegal


  • ‘Leadership and Governance in Africa: Challenges for the 21st Century’, School of Business, Wilfrid Laurier University


  • Keynote speaker for the Celebration of Independence of Liberia, Kitchener, August 2007 (Liberian Association)“Successful Integration for Africans of the Diaspora: Challenges and Opportunities”


  • Workshop presenter: “Dealing with Family Violence in the African Community” – human resource development for the Hamilton – Welland Community Health Center.


  • Guest Speaker for the Hamilton Welland Community Health Center. Black History Month Celebration, “Challenges and Successes of New Immigrants in Canada”, February 15th, 2005.
  • Waterloo University, Environmental Studies “Decentralized Cooperation, New Challenges for Cities”, January 22nd, 2005.
  • Keynote speaker, « La question de la migration et de l'intégration des nouveaux immigrants en Ontario », Conference: Black Coalition and Le Centre de santé communautaire de Hamilton, Hamilton, February 2005.


  • “Where North Meets South: Organizational Leadership in West Africa”, conference speaker for the Black History Month Series, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, February 10th, 2004


  • “Sociologists as Community Practitioners: Bridging Theory Into Practice”, conference speaker for the Annual Community Development Forum, Wilfrid Laurier School of Social Work, October 8th, 2002, Waterloo, Ontario
  •  “Urban Development and Integration of Francophone Immigrants in Quebec: From Global to Local Challenges”, conference speaker for the annual Social Work Forum (Université du Québec à Montréal), March 20th, 2002, Montréal, Québec.


  • Impact of Culture on International Business Initiatives. Comparative Case Study: France, Quebec and Senegal, Sociology Department/UQAM, Montreal
  • Globalization, Business Culture and Regional Models: A Socio-Economic Analysis, Sociology Department/UQAM, Montreal
  • Globalization and Culture: Impasse or Renaissance for Africa?Sociology Department/UQAM, Montreal
  • Emergence of Decentralized Cooperation Within International Relations: case Studies for Montreal (Quebec) and Toronto, Sociology Department/UQAM