Edward Ansah Akuffo

PhD International Relations and Comparative Politics in Developing Countries—University of Alberta
MA International Relations—Brock University
BA Hons. Political Science with Linguistics—University of Ghana

Dr. Akuffo is a Human Security Fellow of the Canadian Consortium on Human Security

RESEARCH /TEACHING INTERESTS

Interregional Security Cooperation in Africa
Canada-Africa Relations
Human Security and International Humanitarian Law
Africa Security and Development
International Development
International Organisation
Globalisation and Global Governance
International Relations Theory

COURSES TAUGHT

POSC 260—International Relations & Global Politics
POSC 360 – The UN & International Organisations

PUBLICATIONS:

Books (*denotes peer reviewed)

Akuffo, E. A. (2011). Canadian Foreign Policy in Africa: Regional Approaches to Peace, Security, and Development. Aldedrshot, England; Burlington VT: Ashgate Publishers ( Forthcoming November 2011) *

Articles (*denotes peer reviewed)

Akuffo, E. A. (2011). Human Security and the Emerging Interregional Security Cooperation between the African Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Global Change, Peace & Security 23(2)*

Akuffo, E. A. (2010). Cooperating for Peace and Security or Competing for Legitimacy in Africa?: the case of the African Union in Darfur. Africa Security Review 19(4) 74-89*

Akuffo, E. A. (2011). Human Security by Proxy: An investigation of Canada‟s support to the African Union Mission in Darfur, Sudan (AMIS). The Journal of Conflict Studies (forthcoming)*

Burton, C., Powell, K., Tieku, T.K., with Akuffo, E. A. (Fall 2004). The African Union‟s Standby Force: Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy Options. Canadian Foreign Policy Vol. 11 No. 1*

Akuffo, E. A. (March 20, 2009). Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President may Jeopardise Peace in Darfur. Edmonton Journal

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/ RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS:

April 2012: With Tom Keating, Revisioning International Order: The Role of (Re)emerging Powers and Regional Institutions. International Studies Association Convention, San Diego, USA (forthcoming)

May 2011: With Tom Keating, The Demise of Peacekeeping in Canadian Foreign Policy: Assessing the External Environment. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo

March 2011: Securing Africa: Emerging Trends in AU Peace and Security Council and UN Security Council Relationship in Darfur. International Studies Association Convention, Montreal, Canada

March 2011: A Fading Middle Power? Canada‟s Moral Identity in Africa and Its Implications for Policy in the Twenty-First Century. International Studies Association Convention, Montreal, Canada

March 2011: Panel Chair, Regional Politics and Arrangements: Opportunities, Challenges, and Constraints in Implementing the Responsibility to Protect, International Studies Association Convention, Montreal

March 2011: Moderator/Presenter Oil, Politics, and Development in Ghana, Public Forum to Celebrate Ghana’s 54th Independence Anniversary, University of Alberta, Edmonton

June 2010: With Tom Keating, Towards a Society of Regions? The case of cooperation among the UN, EU, NATO and the AU for peace and security in Africa. Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal

June 2010: Cooperating for Peace and Security or Competing for Legitimacy? Explaining the Emerging Relationship between the AU Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council on Darfur Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal

May 2010: A „Fading‟ Middle Power in Africa? Transforming Canada‟s Strategic Moral Advantage in Africa into Overarching Policy. Canadian Association of African Studies Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa

February 2010: Human Security and the Emerging Interregional Security Cooperation between NATO and the African Union International Studies Association, New Orleans, USA

February 2010. Human Security by Proxy: Comparing the Liberals and the Conservatives Response to Darfur. International Studies Association, New Orleans, USA

November 2009: Non-Imperial Internationalism: Analysing the roots of Canada‟s Disengagement in Africa. Canadian Foreign Policy New Scholars Conference, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa

October 2009: Panel Member/Resource Person (Security and Governance Workshop), The New Africa: Redrawing the Blueprint for the Canada-Africa Partnership. Canadian Council on Africa, Ottawa, Ontario

May 2009: Human Security by Proxy: An investigation of Canada‟s support to the African Union Mission in Darfur, Sudan (AMIS). Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

May 2009: The Enduring Legacy of Human Security: NATO and the African Union‟s Peace and Security Capacity Building 39th Canadian Association of African Studies Conference, Queens University, Kingston Ontario

February 2009: Panel Member with Prof. Thomas Keating, Genocide in Darfur: on Canada‟s Watch University of Alberta International Week. Edmonton, Alberta

October 2007: Canada‟s Policy towards the African Union‟s Peace and Security Architecture: towards a Constructivist Analysis. Royal Military College, Kingston Ontario

March 2007: Building Ghana‟s Local Governance System: An Analysis of Canadian Development Assistance. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

February 2007: “Unconventional Weapons of Mass Destruction” and Canadian Human Security Policies in Africa in the Age of Terror. University of Alberta International Week. Edmonton, Alberta

January 2007: The AU Security Regime and Canada‟s Human Security Policy in Africa: Assessing the (re-) emergence of African Consciousness and Implications for Consolidation. Middle East and African Studies Graduate Conference. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

February 2004: New Strategy for Africa‟s Development: Assessing the New Partnership for Africa‟s Development (NEPAD) and Canada‟s Involvement. Africa Heritage Month Celebration. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

November 2004: Foreign Interventionism in African Conflicts. Brock University Department of Political Science Speaker Series. St. Catharines, Ontario.

June 1999: PNDC/NDC Government’s Decentralisation Programme: A Case study of its implementation in the East Akim District Assembly. Department of Political Science, University of Ghana ( unpublished BA Long Essay)

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