John-Paul Banchani awarded PhD from University of Bamberg, Germany


Dr John-Paul Banchani


African Leadership Centre is very pleased to announcement that our Alumnus, Dr John-Paul Banchani, has just completed his PhD programme at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Very many congratulations to Dr Banchani!

John-Paul was undertaking the Structured PhD programme funded under the German Excellence Initiative (DFG) , within the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). He passed his viva on 20th December 2017, and has now been signed off and completed all aspects of his PhD. The title of his thesis is 'The Role of Functional Differentiation in the Governance of the Decision-Making Process of the African Peer Review Mechanism: Merit-Based Decision-Making or Power Politics?'. The research looks at decision-making processes within international institutions with a focus on the African Peer Review Mechanism.

John-Paul is currently teaching a course at the Chair of International Relations, University of Bamberg. He is looking for a Post-Doc research opportunity to hone his research and teaching skills in his area of expertise. His long term career plan is to engage in policy oriented research.

Dr Banchani undertook the ALC Peace and Security Fellowship for African Scholars in 2011-12. He is the 9th ALC Alumni to have completed a PhD programme. A further 13 are currently undertaken their doctoral studies, including 3 on the ALCs own PhD Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development at King's College London. A good number of others are formulating their PhD proposals and applying to institutions across Africa and the world.

Many congratulations again to Dr Banchani from all at ALC, and good luck with the next steps of your exciting career!

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