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About Emmanuel Kwesi Aning

Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning is a clinical professor in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University and the Provost and Academic Vice President for all academic programs at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Accra, Ghana.
He attended the University of Ghana and completed with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honors Degree in 1986, and proceeded to the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for a Master of Philosophy (Cand. Phil) in the 1990s, and obtained a PhD in 1998. His rich experience in security issues has been tapped by a number of organizations including the United Nations (where he wrote a Secretary-General’s report in 2008 for the UN Security Council on the relationship between the UN and regional organisation on peace and security, especially the African Union, leading to the establishment of the Prodi Commission), the African Union (where he served as its first Expert on Counter-terrorism, peace and security), and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). Dr. Aning has written numerous book chapters, monographs and articles in several international peer reviewed journals. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum's Council on Conflict Resolution.
Kwesi Aning serves as an External Examiner at several Universities around the world including at the Department of Peace Studies and Development, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, and also External Evaluator, Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, South Africa, External Examiner, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. Since January 2008, he has been a Non-Resident Fellow, Centre on International Cooperation, New York University, and has taught around the world where he is a much sought after speaker.

Positions

Present Provost and Academic Vice President, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre
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Research Interests

Comparative African Politics, International Conflicts, Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations, African Organizations, Conflict Analysis and Regional Responses, and Terrorist Threats and Perceptions

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Peace and Conflict Studies (44)