Bamidele A. Ojo is a professor of political science and international studies and teaches African politics, terrorism and political violence, geography and world issues, human rights, international law, terrorism and globalization at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. A Professor of Political Science, he received his degrees, BSc Political Science, MSc International Relations and Diploma in French from the University of Ife, Nigeria (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He also received an Mphil (DEA) African Studies and PhD Political Science from the University of Bordeaux in France. Dr Ojo also received an LLM international Law from the University of Nottingham, England and a DIHL International Humanitarian law among other degrees.
Areas of expertise
His areas of expertise includes globalization, democratization, African politics, Terrorism and human rights. Recent research and publications also include Nigerian politics, globalization and global transformation of terror.His recent classes (graduate and undergraduate) at FDU includes, Human Rights in a Global Environment, Terrorism and Political Violence, Africa In World Affairs, Colonialism, Imperialism and Dependency, Political and Economic Challenges In Africa, Geography and World Issues, Problems In International Politics,Globalization and World Citizenship and The African State.
His book, Human Rights and the New World Order, is used by the United Nations University International Human Rights Course. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise and his most recent publication is Africa's Triple Dilemma: The Challenges of State Building, Democratization and Globalization Globalization 4.2.(2004). He contributed a chapter "Democratization Process and Good Governance In Nigeria: An Essay in Honor of Professor Olajide Aluko" a chapter in "Nigeria in Global Politics: 20th Century and Beyond. Essays in Honor of Professor Olajide Aluko (edited by Prof. Olayiwola Abegunrin & Soji Akomolafe(2006)(New York:Nova Publ.) Also contributed a chapter, “Marketing E-learning and the Challenges Facing Distance Education in Africa,” in Challenges Facing Marketing in Distance and Online Environment: An Integrated Approach, edited by Ugur Demiray and N. Serdar Sever(2009) (Anadolu University-2009 Eskisehir-Turkey.ISBN 978-975-98590-6-0). He also contributed a chapter on “Globalization and Africa: A View from Below,” in Liberalisation and Globalisation of Indian Economy Vol.II,K. R Gupta(edited),(New Delhi, Atlantic 2008). Ojo’s article, “President Obama and Africa: Understanding the Framework for President Obama’s Foreign Policy in Africa,” was published in the April 2009 online issue of New Vision, which is published by the Ugandan Political Parties Forum (http://www.newvision.co.uq/B/D/626/1/21)See-http://inside.fdu.edu/otw/0904/facultystaff.html -Transformative Online Education & Social Equality: The Prospects for E-Governance and Democracy in Africa 2011- http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/chapter.aspx?titleid=48869 -Marketing E-Learning and the Challenges Facing Distance Education in Africa(2011)- http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/chapter.aspx?titleid=53376 -Nigeria in Post Election Violence(Interview on China Radio International)- http://english.cri.cn/8706/2011/06/06/2861s641238.htm
Awards, appointments and elective positions
He was a Fulbright senior scholar to the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2001-2002. He was also a candidate for Governor of Ekiti on the slate of the Nigerian ruling People's Democratic Party in 2003 and 2006. Professor Ojo was named the chairman of the governing council of Michael Imodu National Institute for Labor Studies, a parastatal of the Nigerian federal Ministry of Employment, Labor and Productivity, by President Obasanjo in October 2005.He was part of the Nigerian delegation to the ILO annual conference in June 2006 and led the Nigerian labor delegation to South Africa in February 2006 and was part of the Labor team/legislators delegation to Washington DC in August 2006. He however resigned his chairmanship to run for Ekiti state governor in November 2006. In November 2006, he came second in the PDP primary and the run off between him and the candidate who came first(Yinka Akerele) was cancelled by President Obasanjo and the candidate who came third, Mr Segun Oni was named the party candidate for the governorship election in April 2007. Segun Oni later won the election. Prof Ojo was appointed by President Yar Adua of Nigeria as member of the Governing Council of the Federal Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (Federal Ministry of Science & Technology).Seehttp://www.nigeriafirst.org/printer_8836.shtml . Represents FDU on the committee on Africa of the UN ConGo)
Bamidele A Ojo is married with two children.
-Globalization & Terrorism: Understanding the Global Transformation of Terror'.
-SWAPO & CONTEMPORARY NAMIBIA: The State, Politics & Democratic Consolidation in Africa's Last Colony
-Most recent publications: -Globalization and Africa:A View From Below
- E-Learning and the Global Divide: The Challenges Facing Distance Education In Africa
- Transformative Online Education & Social Equality:The Prospects for E-Governance and Democracy in Africa
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