"In a world filled with many seemingly intractable civil, racial, ethnic, and sectarian conflicts, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed, outnumbered, and helpless. Friends Forever has decided to buck the trend by clearly reaffirming in action the well-quoted phrase: individuals can make a difference. This is why I support FF in its mission of bringing peace to the world one person, one individual, one youth, and one community at a time. I hope my expertise in African and religious studies, diversity issues, and in world affairs and my commitments to the promotion of inter-group relations, cross-cultural understanding, and ethno-sectarian harmony will come in handy in my service with Friends Forever."

Funso Afolayan, Ph.D.

Current Position:

  • Associate Professor of History and African Studies, University of New Hampshire

    • Teaches courses on African History, African Relations and International Affairs

Previous Experience:

  • Obafemie Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

  • Amherst College, Amherst, MA

  • Castleton State College, Castleton, VT

  • Washington University, St.Louis, MO

Academic Accomplishments:

  • Co-author of Yoruba Sacred Kingship: A Power Like That of the Gods (Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996)

  • Author of Culture and Customs of South Africa (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004)

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