Thomas Kwasi TIEKU is Associate Professor of Political Science in King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario (UWO) and a member of the Advisory Board of The Africa Institute at UWO.
He is the former Director of African Studies at the University of Toronto where he won the Excellence of Teaching Award. He has also coordinated the Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS) program at King’s, served as the Lead Researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovations (CIGI) and was 2017 Carnegie Fellow at the University of Ghana, Legon. His current research, which is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), focuses on African regional organizations, international organizations, informal international relations, conflict mediation and backchanneled processes.
He is the author of Governing Africa: 3D Analysis of the Performance of African Union (2017), U.S-Africa Relations in the Age of Obama (2012) and the co-editor (with Katharine Coleman) of African Actors in international Security ( 2018). In addition, he has written over 32 refereed book chapters and journal articles, which have appeared in leading journals including African Affairs, International Studies Review, International Negotiation, Journal of Modern African Studies, and Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics. He has served as a consultant to several governments and international organizations including the World Bank Group, the UN, the African Union, and The Centre for International Governance Innovations.