WAPSI FORUM PANELIST
Prof. Isaac Olawale Albert
Isaac Olawale Albert is a Professor of African History, Peace and Conflict Studies and the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Ibadan. He is a member of the National Standing Committee of Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Funds (TETFUND) on Research and Development (R&D). He established the MA and Ph.D degree programme of the University of Ibadan in Peace and Conflict Studies in 2000; the MA and Ph.D course of the University of Ilorin (Nigeria) in Peace and Strategic Studies in 2009 and was the UNDP Consultant for the design of the MA Peace and Development Studies Programme of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He was a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Inequality and Human Security (CRISE) at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom from 2003 to 2007 and a Resident Scholar of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre in 2016. He was appointed the Editor in Chief of the African Union’s African Journal on Terrorism in 2019 . and the Editor in Chief of the ICMC Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal in 2020. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) and was a Regional Board Chairman of the West African Network for Peace building (WANEP) Accra, Ghana from February 2015 to February 2017. He became a Member, West Africa Body of Peacebuilding Fellows in 2019. He is a Full Member of the Chatham House London (113597). He was a federal delegate to the 2014 Nigeria’s National Conference in Abuja. In 2019, he co-edited two publications with Taibat Lawanson on urban crisis in Africa: (i) Urbanism and Crisis Management in Africa (Texas, USA: Pan African University Press) and (ii) Urban Crisis Management in Nigeria (Ibadan: IPSS, University of Ibadan).