Ayokunu (‘Ayo’) Adedokun is a political scientist, international development specialist and peacebuilding practitioner. His research focuses on the roles of local actors and the international community in peacebuilding, terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies, democratization and good governance with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. As a university lecturer at Leiden University College (LUC), he teaches courses on the politics and development of Africa, institutions for governance and development, public policy analysis and global challenges.
Ayokunu (‘Ayo’) Adedokun is a university lecturer at Leiden University College (LUC) in the Hague. Prior to joining LUC, Dr. Ayo served as the Special Adviser on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution to the government of Nigeria in Kaduna State. Before joining the government of Nigeria as a policy adviser, he was an Assistant Professor of politics and international relations at American University of Nigeria (AUN). And prior to joining AUN, Dr. Ayo was a research fellow and tutor at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht University Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) in the Netherlands. He has also worked and consulted for the World Bank Group, United Nations and the British Council. Dr. Ayo is a political scientist and international development specialist by training. His research is inclusive of, but not limited to, the following: the causes and consequences of civil war; the roles of the local and international community in peacebuilding; terrorism and counter-terrorism strategies; political parties; party patronage and corruption; governance and democracy with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Ayo has won multiple international awards and scholarships, including the prestigious Oxford University Clarendon scholarship and the World Bank Group Fellowship Programme. He has published in international journals. He received his Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht University Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) in the Netherlands. He completed a Master of Philosophy in International Development from the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Lagos in Nigeria.
- Political Science
- International Relations
- International Development
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Public Policy Analysis
- Politics and Development of Africa
- Public Policy Analysis
- Institutions for Governance and Development
- Global Challenges: Prosperity
- Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
- Leiden University College
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