Professor of Political Science, Covenant University. Dean, College of Development Studies and Head, Dept of Political Science 6 icon

Professor of Political Science, Covenant University. Dean, College of Development Studies and Head, Dept of Political Science 6




CURRICULUM VITAE


A. PERSONAL DATA:


1. Name: SOREMEKUN, OLUKAYODE

(Surname) (Other name)


2. Nationality: Nigerian


3. Name & Address of Spouse: Dr. Rebecca Soremekun,

6B, Ransome Kuti Road,

University of Lagos


4. Next of Kin: Same as above


5. Present Position: Professor of Political Science,

Covenant University.

Dean, College of Development Studies and Head, Dept

of Political Science


6. Address: Department of Political Science and International

Relations, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State

Tel: 08057511458, 08035620074


B: ^ EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


1. Higher Educational Institutions Attended with Dates:




a) University of Maryland, College Park, USA,

- Jan 1991 - June 1991

Post-Doctoral Studies

b) Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands

- Sept. 1987- April 1988





a) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria - 1982-1984

b) Obafemi Awolowo University - 1978-1979

c) University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) - 1972-1976


d) King's College, Lagos, Nigeria - 1967 – 1971


2. Academic and Professional Qualifications:

Certificate in the American Foreign Policy Process 1991 Post-

Doctoral

Diploma in International Law and Organization for Development 1988 Qualifications

Ph.D. International Relations 1984

M.Sc International Relations 1979

B.A. Hons 1976

3. (i) M.Sc Thesis on: The Role of OPEC in International Politics, 1979

(ii) Ph.D Thesis on: Nigerian Petroleum Policy and External Relations, 1984

4. Other Distinctions and Award (with Dates):

  • Consultant, Heinrich Boll Foundation, East and South Africa, 2006.




  • Visiting Professor on Peace and Development at The University of Jaime 1 in Castellon, Spain. March –April 2004.

I have been invited as a Visiting Professor to Castellon again in the Spring term, 2010, from March 23 to April 8, 2010


  • Rockefeller Residency Fellowship at Bellagio Italy, May 8-June 6,2003
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Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship-October 2000-August 2001


  • Consultant and Resource Person to The Swedish based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, (IDEA)




  • Lecturer and Resource Person at the Governance Institute of CODESRIA, Dakar. In this capacity, I lectured younger academics from Universities across Africa.




  • Recipient, Association of African Universities (AAU) Fellowship for a Project on: The Future of Higher Education in Nigeria




  • Consultant and Resource Person to The Commonwealth on The Media and the Ombudsman’s Institution



  • Director and Member Governing Board: Research Project on Governance and Democracy in Nigeria. This is a U.S. funded collaborative project between Awolowo University and the University of Florida, Gainesville. Jan. 1992 - Till date.




  • Ford Foundation Travelling Fellowship. January – June, 1983




  • Ford Foundation Foreign Policy Fellow: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.Jan. 1991 – June 1991.




  • Salzburg Fellowship. November 1 – 10, 1997.




  • Recipient: Netherlands Fellowship: Sept. 1987 - April 1988




  • National Award Scholar: 1973 - 1976




  • Scholarship Student: Kings College, Lagos, 1967 - 1971


Work Experience in the Media

Staff Writer (Political Affairs): Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria


Staff-writer, Times International, Daily Times of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria


Member, Daily Times Editorial Board, Daily Times of Nigeria, Lagos


(Part-Time), Editorial Training Instructor, Times Newspaper Training Centre, Daily Times, Lagos


Visiting Editorial Board Member of The AM News: This was a pro-democracy, quasi-guerrilla newspaper that was very active during the dark days of military rule in Nigeria.
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Visiting Editorial Board Member of The Guardian

Visiting Editorial Board Member of The Compass





D. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

American Studies Association of Nigeria

Nigeria Union of Journalists

International Studies Association

Nigerian Society of International Affairs
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Nigerian Institute of International Affairs


Previous Administrative Experience


  • Head, Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ife




  • Vice Dean, Faculty of Administration, OAU, Ife




  • Dean, Faculty of Administration, OAU, Ife



E. PUBLICATIONS:

Edited Books:

  1. Victor Ayeni and Kayode Soremekun, Nigeria's Second Republic: Presidentialism, Politics and Administration in a Developing State, (Books Section, Daily Times Publications, Lagos), 1988, pp. 305.



2. Dele Olowu, Kayode Soremekun and Bayo Williams, Governance and Democratization in Nigeria, Spectrum Publishers, Ibadan, Nigeria, and Safari Books Limited, Jersey, Channel Islands, U.K. 1995, pp.171.


3. Kayode Soremekun, Perspectives on the Nigerian Oil Industry, Amkra Publishers, Lagos 1995 pp.103.


4. Dele Olowu, Bayo Williams and Kayode Soremekun, Governance and Democratization in West Africa, (CODESRIA Publications), Senegal, Dakar, 1999.


Monograph



5. 'Congressional Black Caucus and U.S.-Africa Relations' Maryland Monograph Series, University of Maryland, College Park, 1991, p.1-43.


Contribution to Books


6. Kayode Soremekun, “Potency and Limitations: "The Dilemma of OPEC in the New Information Order”, in Aluko and Onwuka (Ed.) Africa and the New International Economic Order, London, Macmillian, 1986, pp.150-164.


7. Kayode Soremekun, “Local Government Areas: The Ultimate Whetstones of Nigeria's Petroleum Policy” in O. Aborisade (ed.) Traditional Rulers and Local Government, University of Ife Press, 1985, pp. 293 - 304.


8. Kayode Soremekun, ”Oil and the Military” in The Impact of the Military on Nigeria's Administration, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife, Sanda, Ojo, and Ayeni 1986, pp.270 - 285.


9. Kayode Soremekun, ”Foreign Policy in the Second Republic” in Victor Ayeni and Kayode Soremekun (ed.), Nigeria's Second Republic, Op. Cit 1988, pp.219 - 232.


10. Kayode Soremekun, Tunde Okanlawon and Victor Ayeni, ”Which Way Nigeria” in               Victor Ayeni and Kayode Soremekun, Op. Cit, 1988 pp. 285 - 298.


11. Jide Owoeye & Kayode Soremekun, “University of Ife and her International Connections” in O. Omosini and A. Adediran, (ed.) Great Ife: 25 years of the University Ife, University of Ife Press, 1989, pp.252 259.


12. Kayode Soremekun, “Oil and Nigeria's Foreign Policy” in Economic Development and Nigeria's Foreign Policy, Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 1988. Editors: Olusanya, Ate and Olukoshi, 1988 pp. 160 - 171.


13. Kayode Soremekun, “Nigeria's Membership in OPEC” in Olusanya and Akindele (ed.) The Structure and Processes of Foreign Policy-Making and Implementation in Nigeria, 1960 - 1990, Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, 1990, pp. 294 - 305.


14. Kayode Soremekun, “Perspectives on the Nigerian Oil Industry: An Introduction” in Perspectives on the Nigerian Oil Industry, Amkra Publishers, Lagos, 1995 pp. 1 -6


15. Kayode Soremekun and Cyril Obi, “Ecuador's Exit from OPEC: Any Lessons for Nigeria” in Perspectives on the Oil Nigerian Industry, Amkra Publishers, Lagos, 1995 pp. 164 - 176.


16. Cyril Obi and Kayode Soremekun, “Oil and The Nigerian State: An Overview” in Kayode Soremekun (ed.) Perspectives...... Op. Cit 1995 pp. 7 - 37.


17. Kayode Soremekun, “Presidential System and Petroleum Policy” in Kayode Soremekun (ed) Perspectives. .. Op. Cit, 1995 pp. 104 - 114.


18. Kayode Soremekun, “The Public Sector and The Nigerian Petroleum Industry”, in Kayode Soremekun (eds) Perspectives...... Op. Cit 1995 pp. 104 - 114.


19. Kayode Soremekun, “Towards Technological Independence in the African Oil Industry” in Kayode Soremekun (ed) Perspectives....... Op. Cit 1995 pp. 130 - 145.


20. Kayode Soremekun, “Energy Problems in Africa”, in Kayode Soremekun (eds) Perspectives....... Op. Cit 1995 pp. 115 - 129.


21. Kayode Soremekun, “The International Dimensions of Nigeria's Petroleum Policy: Options for 2000 A.D. and Beyond” in Soremekun (ed) Perspectives....... Op. Cit, 1995 pp. 165-177.


22. Kayode Soremekun and Folake Okediran “The Response of the Oil Sector to Nigeria's Economic Recession” 1983 - 1985 in Soremekun (ed) Perspectives....... Op. Cit 1995 pp. 146-163.


23. Kayode Soremekun, “Oil and The Democratic Imperative in Nigeria” in Dele Olowu, Kayode Soremekun and Bayo Williams, Op. Cit 1995 pp. 97 - 110.


24. Dele Olowu, Kayode Soremekun, Bayo Williams: “Governance and Democratization in Nigeria”: An introduction, in Dele Olowu et al, Op. Cit, 1995 pp. ix - xv.


25. Kayode Soremekun, “The Tired Indices of Economic Diplomacy” in Tale Omole and Lanre Nasser (ed) Administration Beyond the Year 2000 A.D. : Challenges and Opportunities, Faculty of Administration, OAU, Ile-Ife and Habitat Publications, Osogbo, 1996.


26. Dele Olowu, Bayo Williams and Kayode Soremekun, “Governance and Democratization in West Africa : An Introduction”, in Dele Olowu et al (ed) Governance and Democratization in West Africa, op cit. 1999.


27. Kayode Soremekun, “The International Dimensions of the Democratic Ferment in Nigeria”, in Olowu, Williams and Soremekun, (ed) Governance and Democratization in West Africa, CODESRIA, Senegal, Dakar, 1999.


28. Kayode Soremekun, “The International Dimensions of Democratization in Nigeria and East Africa: A Comparative perspective”, in Hyden, Okoth-Ogendo and Olowu, (ed) African Perspectives on Governance, Red Sea Press New Jersey 1999.


29. Kayode Soremekun and Ebenezer Obadare, “Politics of Oil in Post-Colonial Nigeria”, in Toye Olorode (ed) Ken Saro Wiwa and The Crises of The Nigerian State, Centre for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), 1998


30. Kayode Soremekun, “A Review of: Re-Inventing Federalism in Nigeria” in Babawale and Olasupo, (eds.) Devolution of Powers in A Federal State, Friedrich Ebert Stitfung, Lagos, 2000


31. Kayode Soremekun, Between the Chalk and the Cheese the two Contrasting Outsider Winners and the Electoral Process in Post Conflict Liberia: Post Conflict Programme of the Nordic African Institute Uppsala 2006


32 Kayode Soremekun , A Distillation of Governance Issues in Nigeria and Kenya in Gbemisola Adeoti (ed), 20 years of the Nobel : Governance, Literature and Development, Kraft books Ibadan 2006


33 Kayode Soremekun, Washington and the Democratic Imperative in Nigeria in The Travails and Challenges of Democracy in Nigeria, 1999-2003 and Beyond, Centre for Advanced Social Science, (CASS), 2007.


Published Journal Articles:


34. Kayode Soremekun, “Oil, Nigeria and Mexico: Parallels and non-Parallels", Scandinavian Journal of Development Studies Stockholm Sweden, 1986, pp. 39 - 44.


35. Kayode Soremekun, “Petroleum and Nigeria’s Foreign Policy”, Odu: Journal of West African Studies, University of Ife Press New Series, No.23 January 1983 pp. 57 - 70.


36. Kayode Soremekun, “OPEC: Problems and Prospects”, Nigerian Forum, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, Vol.2, No. 6, 1986, pp. 15 - 26.


37. Kayode Soremekun, “Integration in Francophone Africa”, Quarterly Journal of Administration, vol. xxiv, No. 1, October 1989/January 1990, pp. 77 - 81.


38. Kayode Soremekun, “The Nigerian Dimension of OPEC's Aid Programme”, OPEC Bulletin, Vienna, Austria Vol. xviii, No.2, 1985, pp. 3 - 8.


40. Kayode Soremekun and Adebayo Olukoshi, “An Overview of U.S. Policy in Africa During the Reagan Years”, Quarterly Journal of Administration, Vol. xxii, April/July 1988, pp. 147 - 167.


41. Kayode Soremekun and Cyril Obi, “Oil and The National Question”: refereed article in a Compendium' Published by the Nigerian Economic Society, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1993, pp. 209 - 231.


42. Kayode Soremekun and Cyril Obi, “Changing Patterns of Foreign Investment in the Nigerian Oil Industry”, Africa Development, Council for the Development of Social Sciences Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar, Senegal, Vol. v, No.2, 1993, pp. 5 - 20.


43. Kayode Soremekun, “The Factor of OPEC Aid in the North-South Equation”, OPEC Bulletin, Vienna, Austria, vol. II, No.3 1986, pp. 11 - 19.


44. Kayode Soremekun, “The Media and Public Opinion as Complements of a Successful Ombudsman Experience”, The Ombudsman Journal, The International Ombudsman Institute, Alberta, Canada, No. 12, 1994, pp. 137-151.


45. Kayode Soremekun and Cyril Obi, “Oil and The Structural Adjustment Program”, Nigeria Journal of International Affairs, NIIA, Vol. 20 No. 1 1994.


46. Disguised Tourism and The Electoral Processes in Africa: A Study of International Observers and the 1998 Local Government Election in Nigeria, in ISSUE, A Journal of Opinion, (Rutgers, New Jersey) Special issue on: Transition in Nigeria? Vol. xxvii\1 1999.


47. Kayode Soremekun, Contemporary African responses to existing Security Scenarios: Challenges & Opportunities of Engagement for West African State, in Mwagiru and Okello (ed) Rethinking Global Security: An African Perspective, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Nairobi, 2006


Manuscripts Accepted for Publication


48. Kayode Soremekun and Alade Fawole, “Babangida's Foreign Policy” in Kunle Amuwo and Bayo Okunade (eds) ^ Government, Economy and Politics in Nigeria: The Babangida Years and Beyond, NISER, Ibadan Forthcoming: 53 pages (manuscript).


49. Cyril I. Obi and Kayode Soremekun: “Oil, The National Question and Crises of governance in Nigeria: A Critical Review of Recent Developments” in R.I. Akinyele and Jide Owoeye (ed), The National Question College Press, (forthcoming).


50. Kayode Soremekun, Nigeria’s Quest Regional Integration in West Africa; in Akinyeye (ed.). The Nation-State and Regional Integration in West Africa. UNESCO, Paris.


51. Kayode Soremekun, The Invisible Dimensions of Post Conflict Transitions in West Africa; This will be published in a forthcoming volume by the Swedish based, Nordic African Institute.


G. ^ CONFERENCES ATTENDED:


  • Seminar on Africa and the NIEO held at Ife in May 25-27 1982




  • Seminar on Integration and Disintegration held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, June 1-4 , 1983.




  • Seminar on Petroleum Law in Nigeria, held at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, September 4 – 10, 1984.




  • Seminar on South-South Relations held at McGill University, in Montreal Canada, April 21-25, 1985.




  • Seminar on Aid and Development in Africa at the University of Ife, May 20-31 1985.




  • One day Peace Seminar that was hosted by the Department of International Relations of the University of Ife, February 28 1986




  • Three-day Seminar on the Nigeria Economy. It was hosted by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.




  • All-Nigeria Foreign Policy Conference in Kuru, Jos May 1-5 1986.




  • Inter-Faculty Seminar on the Recession in the Nigerian Economy. It was held at the University of Ife, July 9-10 1986.




  • 1986 Annual Faculty of Administration Workshop on the Impact of the Military on Nigerian Administration.




  • 1987 Annual Faculty of Administration Workshop on Towards Improved Performance in the Public Sector.




  • Conference on Economic Development and Nigeria's Foreign Policy, Gulf Oil, Lagos, August 6-7 1987.




  • Symposium on Current Political and Economic Outlook for the Mining and Petroleum Industry, Delft, University of Technology, Netherlands, November 3-4 1987.




  • Annual Conference of the Dutch Society of International Law, Peace Palace, The Hague, December 1-6 1987.




  • Colloquium on the Law on Liability of International Organization, The Hague, December 4 1987.




  • One-Day Seminar on US and the Third World: The Reagan Years and Beyond, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, January 6-8 1988.




  • One-Day Seminar on US and Africa, November 3 1989.




  • Seminar on the New Constitution, September 27 1989.




  • Seminar on the Implications of Glasnost and Perestroika for Africa and the World Order, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, July 10-11 1990.




  • Symposium in honour of Adamolekun: Nigerian Public Administration, Past, Present and Future, Obafemi Awolowo University, 9th March 1990.




  • Options in Regional Integration Organised by the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, February 27-28 1992.




  • Annual Conference of the Chief of Army Staff, Apapa, Lagos, November 16 - 19, 1992.




  • Seminar on Africa and The New World Order: Nigeria Institute of International Affairs in Lagos, Nigeria. November 2-3 1993.




  • International Seminar on the Feasibility of the Ombudsman Institution in

  • Botswana, Gaborone, November 23-25 1993.




  • Seminar on the National Question Organized by the Nigerian Economic Society, Enugu, Nigeria, April 1993.




  • Workshop on Governance and Democracy in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Jan. 17-21 1994.




  • Workshop on Nigeria's Administration: Beyond The Year 2000 A.D. Challenges and Opportunities, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, June 1-4 1994.




  • Workshop on Governance and Democracy in Nigeria, February 22-25 1995.




  • Seminar on the Quest for Democratization, Military Governance and Trade Unionism, June 6-7 1995.




  • Workshop on Corruption and Democracy, University of Ibadan, September 12-16, 1995.




  • Annual African Studies Association (ASA) Conference, Orlando, USA, November 1 - 5 1995.




  • Week-end Seminar on the Dilemmas of Military Rule in Nigeria, University of Wisconsin at Madison. November 10 - 12 1995.




  • Workshop on the Media and The Oil Industry, Badagry, Lagos, August 20 - 22 1996




  • Inter-regional Seminar on Governance and Democracy, Arusha, Tanzania, May 11 - 16, 1996.




  • CODESRIA Workshop on Governance and Democratization, Dakar, Senegal, September 1 - 16, 1996.




  • SSRC Workshop on Conflict Management in Africa, August 21-23, 1997.




  • Seminar on The Management of Nigeria Energy resources for National Development July 27-28, 1998.




  • CODESRIA Workshop on Governance and Democratization in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, August 21 – 29, 1999.




  • Seminar on Nigeria’s Foreign Policy, Oxford University, May 12, 2003




  • Guest Speaker, Delegates’ Conference, ChevronTexaco, March 16,2005




  • Guest Speaker, National Delegates’ Conference,PENGASSAN, April 14,2005




  • Enhancing the Public Profile of the Ombudsman’s Office in Africa, Abuja, Nigeria, January 30 – February 3, 2006.



  • Conference on Rethinking Global Security: An African Perspective, Nairobi, Kenya, February 22 -24, 2006.




  • UNESCO Conference on The Nation-State and Regional Integration in West Africa, The Nigerian Case, February 25 – 29, 2008.




  • International Conference on the Crisis in The Niger Delta, Organized by PRIO and the Nordic African Institute, Oslo, Norway August, 11 - 17, 2008




  • Workshop on policy Formulation and Implementation in Lagos State Civil Service, August 4,2009



H. CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES


    • I am currently working on the following issues and themes in International Relations:




    • The Petroleum Industry and the Structure of International Communications




    • The Role of Nigeria in the African Petroleum Producers' Associations, APPA




    • A book length study on Governance and Democratization in Africa




    • Washington and The Promotion of Democracy in Nigeria and Kenya












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