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Professor Isaac Olawale Albert

Isaac Olawale Albert is a Nigerian Professor of African History, Peace and Conflict Studies and the pioneer Director of the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was the Director of the University’s Institute of African Studies from August 2010 to July 2013.
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He founded and was the Pioneer Director of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin in 2008. He was also the UNDP (Accra, Ghana) Consultant for the establishment of the MA Peace and Development Studies course of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 2006.

Professor Albert’s scholarship revolved around three key issues to which he strictly committed himself. The first is to promote the use of historical methods for studying peace and security issues. The second is to develop peace and security scholarship in Africa in the context of the continent’s mantra of "African solutions to African problems". The third is to produce Afrocentric literature for promoting peace scholarship in Africa. He is widely recognized as a security historian.

He is a member of several learned and professional associations. These include the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (Finland), Ethnic Studies Network (Northern Ireland), Nigeria Field Society, and African Association of Political Science. He is a member of the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law ; a Fellow and current Board Chairman of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC); the Regional Board Chairman of the West African Network for Peacebuilding (Accra, Ghana) and an Associate Member of the Finnish Folklore Fellows (Helsinki). He is a consultant to several international development organisations doing peace related works in Africa.


Current Positions

Regional Board Chairman,
West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Accra, Ghana


Chairman, Board of Trustees,
Leadership Institute for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE Africa), Warri


Board Chairman,
Society for Peace Studies & Practice (SPSP), Abuja/Ibadan.


Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS),
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


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