Professor of Comparative Politics and the current Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University
Dr. Eghosa Osaghae, is a Professor of Comparative Politics and the current Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria.
Before his appointment at the University, he was Leader of the Ford Foundation-funded Programme on Ethnic and Federal Studies, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Ibadan, and chair of the University’s Senate Curriculum Committee.
Between 1994 and 1998, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Transkei, South Africa. He has also been a Visiting Professor/Fellow/Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Carter Centre of Emory University USA (1989), University of Liberia (1989/90), Salzburg Seminar, Austria (1993), University of Cape Town South Africa (1994), the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala Sweden (1994), University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (1999, 2000), Northwestern University USA (2002, 2004), University of Cambridge UK (2003), a number of universities and research institutes in India (2005, 2009), Dartmouth College USA (2005) and Yale University USA (2009).
He was a Rockefeller ‘Reflections on Development’ Fellow (1989/90), and was most recently a MacArthur Fellow.
In 1996, he won the “Best Paper Award” at the Eighth annual conference of the International Association for Conflict Management in Helsignor, Denmark.
Professor Osaghae has published over 100 articles in books and learned international journals writing extensively on ethnicity, federalism, governance and state politics. Amongst his award winning works are Federal Character and Federalism in Nigeria, The Management of the National Question in Nigeria, Crippled Giant: Nigeria since Independence.