Professor 'Funmi Olonisakin appointed as Vice President/Vice-Principal (International) King’s College London.

The African leadership Centre is delighted to announce that Professor ‘Funmi Olonisakin has been appointed as Vice President/Vice-Principal (International) King’s College London, having served in this position on an interim basis from April 2017.

Prof. ‘Funmi is a Professor of Security, Leadership & Development and was the Founding Director of the African Leadership Centre (ALC) and its flagship programme, Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women. She was also Programme Director of the ALC King’s College London MSc programmes Security, Leadership and Society and the Post Graduate Research Programme on Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development.

Prof. ‘Funmi is internationally renowned for her passion and expertise in the area of effective leadership in peace building and security and she has had a long and distinguished career at King’s in both research and teaching.

An Extra-Ordinary Professor in University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences, ‘Funmi was appointed in January 2015 by the UN Secretary-General – Ban Ki Moon as a member of the Advisory Group of Experts on the Review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture and in 2016 as a member of the UN’s Advisory Group of Experts on the Global Study on Youth, Peace & Security.

Prof. Olonisakin will continue her research role as lead investigator for the ALC’s ongoing research on “Peace, Society and the State in Africa”, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The ALC is proud of her achievement and wishes her all the best in this role as well as her continued contributions to knowledge on leadership, peace and security in Africa and beyond.


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