Horace G. Campbell is Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University in Syracuse New York. He has been an activist and a scholar for over forty years. From his early years in Jamaica, Campbell has been involved in the Black Liberation Struggle and in the struggles for peace and justice. From his years in Toronto, Canada to his sojourns in Africa (Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe), the United Kingdom and other parts of the Caribbean , he has been an influential force offering alternatives to the hegemonic ideas of capitalism. While at the University of Dar es Salaam, he was the Secretary of the Liberation Support Committee. As a member of the Dar Es Salaam school he was active in debates on the transition beyond colonialism. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Walter Rodney Commemoration Committee.
Dr. Campbell has published widely. His most important book Rasta and Resistance From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney is going through its sixth edition. He has recently completed a manuscript on Reclaiming Zimbabwe: The Exhaustion of the Patriarchal Model of Liberation:(David Phillip South Africa and Africa World Press, New Jersey). His most recent book is Pan Africanism, Pan Africanists and African Liberation in the 21st century, (New Academia Publishers 2006).#A
He has contributed over twenty chapters to other edited books and has published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals, and is currently completing a book on the Wars Against the Angolan Peoples. He has also produced a number of monographs, the most recent of which are included under 'Publications' link above.
Dr. Campbell writes regularly for the major newspapers in the USA, Southern Africa, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. He has been a commentator on international politics on Pacifica Radio. His commentaries on international issues are widely circulated and his interview for the Blackelectorate.com, on the implications of September 11/2001 for humanity was widely reproduced on web sites in Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.
Horace Campbell is a member of the African Studies Association and the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. He is an active member of the African Association of Political Science and was the guest editor in the first issue of the African Journal of Political Science, where he coordinated the publication on the question of Pan Africanism in the 21st century.
Horace Campbell was the first Director of the Syracuse University Study Abroad Program in Harare, Zimbabwe. He spent three years in Zimbabwe between 1993-1996. In the region of Southern Africa, he participated in the debates on regional cooperation and continues to be an active researcher in the Southern African Region Institute for Policy Studies (SARIPS). Between 1996-2001 he served on the board of SARIPS and is one of the lead researchers in the Peace and Security Research Network.
In the summer of 2001 did research on peace in Central Africa and was based at the Global Pan African Movement in Kampala, Uganda. He gave presentations on Peace and Reconstruction before the Uganda Society in Uganda, the Nairobi Peace Initiative (Nairobi, Kenya) and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center (Cape Town, South Africa). Campbell was a presenter on Globalization at the NGO Forum of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) in Durban South Africa. He served for five years as the Chairperson of the International caucus of the Black Radical Congress.
Campbell was educated in the Caribbean, Canada, Uganda and the United Kingdom. He did his doctoral work at Sussex University in the United Kingdom. The title of his thesis was The Commandist State in Uganda. Since 1979, he has been studying issues of militarism and transformation in Africa. Before teaching at Syracuse University, Horace Campbell was at Northwestern University in Evanston and for six years at the University of Dar Es Salaam.
Horace Campbell was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He is married to Professor Makini Zaline Roy who is an educator and community activist.
Listen to Horace Campbell lecture on NATO and Libya here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5yYLuW0-MY#t=77