American research group appoints LASU professor to chair initiative

THE American Political Science Association (APSA) has appointed a Professor of International Relations at Lagos State University (LASU), Kayode Soremekun, to coordinate and drive its Research Development Group on Africa.

This was disclosed in a letter of appointment signed by the Warren Weinstein Chair of African Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Peter Lewis.

In this capacity, Soremekun will help to foster academic engagement between scholars based in North America and Africa.



    The Research Development Group initiative helps to support scholarly work and to develop collaborative networks and randomly selected academics are supported to attend the APSA annual meeting, which will be held this year in Los Angeles, United States, between August 31 – September 3.

    Soremekun is the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), and has lectured for over 20 years in both public and private tertiary institutions such as the Obafemi Awolowo University, Covenant University, Ota in Osun State and the National Open University of Nigeria.

    APSA is the leading professional organisation for the study of political science and serves more than 11,000 members in more than 100 countries.

    The Association promotes a lively, diverse community of scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners who bring wide-ranging interests, methodologies, and perspectives to the analysis and conduct of government and politics.

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