CURRICULUM VITAE FOR PROFESSOR A. S. AKPOTOR CURRICULUM VITAE Ia. Personal Data Full Names: AKPOTOR AKPOVUYONO SUNDAY (Ph.D) (JP) Nationality: Nigerian Date of Birth: July 22 1958 Place of Birth: Benin City Present Status: Professor 2. Educational Institutions Attended with Dates University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1978-1981 University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1982-1984 University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1990-1995 Government College, Ughelli 1976-1978 Agbarho Grammar School, Agbarho 1971-1976 3. Academic Qualifications (With Dates and Granting Bodies) Ph.D. Political Science (Social Sciences) University of Ibadan, 1995 M. Sc Political Science, 1984 University of lbadan, Ibadan B.Sc. Political Science, 1981 University of Ibadan I-l.S.C Government College, Ughelli, 1978 WASC 1976 Agbarho Grammar School, Agbarho 4. Date of First Appointment: January 1986 Mode of Appointment: Permanent Date of Last Promotion: October 2003 Appointed as Professor – Jan. 2, 2009 Previous promotions with Date: (ii) Professor — 1 October 2003 (iii) Reader - 1 October 2000 (iv) Senior Lecturer — 1 October 1995 (v) Lecturer I — 1st October 1989 (vi) Lecturer II — 1 October 1987. 5. Dissertation and Thesis a. Akpotor A. S. (1995). Nigeria‘s Economic Diplomacy: A Study of Dynamics and Strategy, Ph.D. Thesis. b. Akpotor A. S. (1984) The Superpowers Involvement in the Middle East Crisis: A Critique and Controversy. M. Sc. Dissertation. c. Akpotor A. S. (1981) Nigeria‘s Foreign Policy in the Second Republic: A Critique. B.Sc. Project. 6. Areas of Specialization a. International Relations/Strategic Studies b. Quantitative Analysis c. Comparative Politics 7. Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies a. Member, Nigerian Political Science Association b. Member, Nigerian Society of International Affairs c. Member, Association of Third World Studies, Georgia Southern University, P.O. Box 8106, Statesboro, Georgia, USA 8. Work Experience a. Lecturer, Abraka Campus, Bendel State University, 1984-1985 b. Lecturer, Ambrose Alli University I 985-till date c. Head of Department, Department of Political Science, A.A.U d. Sabbatical Appointment – DELSU 2008 Jan. 9. Details of Teaching at University Level a. Teaching at all levels in Political Science, Post Graduate classes. 10. Positions Held with dates a. Head of Department, 2001 – 2004, AAU, Ekpoma b. Chairman, Faculty Conference Committee 2003/2004/2005, AAU, Ekpoma c. Coordinator, Departmental Graduate Programme, 2000 – 2001 d. Departmental Admission Officer, 1988 – 1991 e. Departmental Examinations Officer, 1989 – 1994 f. Member, Faculty Committee on University Consultancy g. Coordinator, General Studies Teaching h. Member, University Security Re-organization Committee i. Member, Faculty Committee on Computer Education j. External Assessor, Department of Political Science, Western Niger Delta University Oghara. k. External Assessor, Interview Panel, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, October 2, 1998 l. Member, Departmental Committee on Space Allocation AAU, Ekpoma. m. External Examiner DELSU Political Science Department, 2002 n. Director, Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, AAU, Ekpoma 2000 – 2007 o. Chairman, Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee. AAU. Ekpoma p. Director, Centre for Environmental and Niger Delta Studies, DELSU, Abraka, 2009. q Chairman, DELSU student Union hand book review committee, 2009. q. Member, Search Team for the Appointment of Delsu Vice Chancellor, 2009 r. Acting Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, October 8 – November 13, 2009. 11. Graduate Studies – Responsibilities i. Supervised and Graduated 3 Ph.D Students in 2008-2010. ii. Supervised and Graduated 24 M.Sc/MISS Student [Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies] 1999 to date. iii. Currently supervising 4 Ph.D. Students [International Relations] iv. Currently supervising various M.Sc./MPA‘S students in the Department. 12. PUBLICATIONS WITH DATES (Before last promotion) A. Journal Publications 1. Akpotor A. S. (2000). Globalization, the future of trade liberalization and Foreign Investment on African Economics in Nigerian Forum [NIIA Publications], Lagos. P. 241 – 251. 2. Akpotor, A.S. (1997). Consolidating Democracy and Human Rights in the post Cold-war era. The United States Connection in Ekpoma Political Review, Vol. IV, Nos 1 & 2, June 1997. Ekpoma, Department of Political Science. Pp. 51 – 64. 3. Akpotor, A..S. (1994). The United States and Post Cold-War Global Security in Ekpoma Political Review. Vol. II & Th, Nos. I & 2, December 1983 - June 1994. Ekpoma, Department of Political Science. Pp 88 — 99. 4. Akpotor, A..S. (2006) Economic Reforms for Sustainable Development: Perspectives on Political Science Research in Journal of Social and Policy Issues. Vol. 4 No. 1 2007, ISSN 1117 — 1669. B. Chapters in Books 1. Akpotor A.S. (1991) Self-Reliance and Mobilization of the people in Nigeria: Evaluation of some Agencies in Udeagha O. et al. (ed) Managing The Nigerian Public Sectors In The 1990s. Enugu. Publishers, Pp 65 —81. 2. Akpotor A.S. (1991) Nigeria‘s External Debt Management Strategies: Implications for Economic Recovery in Udeagha 0. et at. (ed) Managing The Nigerian Public Sectors In The ‗1990s. Enugu. Publishers, pp 314 — 330. 3. Akpotor A-S. (1995) Concepts, Scope and Approaches in International Relations in Ikelegbe A. (ed.) Politics and Government: An Introductory and Comparative Perspective. Benin City. Un Publishing Ltd. pp 130 – 142. 4. Akpotor A.S. (1995) Local Government Autonomy: Implication for Rural Development and Democracy in Ekoko A. E. etal (ed): The Political Economy of Local Government Reforms and Transition in the Third Republic. Ekpoma. Department of Political Science, pp. 75—86. 5. Akpotor A.S. (1998). Corruption: The Civil Society And Government in Dukor (ed) Philosophy And Politics: (Discourse on Values And Power in Africa) Lagos O. & A. Publishers, pp. 144- 160 6. Akpotor A.S. (1997) Problematic Bureaucracy and National Development Some Salient Issues in 1.8. Bello-Imam and F.E. lyoha, (eds) Politics and Administration in Nigeria, lbadan. Stirling-Horden Publishers, (Nig) Ltd University of Ibadan. pp. 151 — 159. 7. Akpotor A.S. (1997). Bureaucracy and Its Reforms in Bello-Imam (ed) Governance in Nigerian Politics, Economy and Society in the Adjustment Years: (1985-1995) lbadan. Stirling-Horden Publishers, (Nig) Ltd University of Ibadan, pp. 77 - 94. 8. Akpotor A.S.(2000) Evolution of Nigeria as a Political Unit in Oyanna, G.K, Aghayere, V. 0. and Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol. II Ekpoma A.A.U Publishing House. Pp 40- 55 9. Akpotor AS. (2000) Political and Moral Obligation in Oyanna, G.K, Aghayere, V. O. arid Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. VoL II Ekpoma A.A.U PubLishing House. pp 56 —68 10. Akpotor A.S. (2000) The Individual And National Development in Oyanna, G.K, Aghayere, V. 0. and Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol. II Ekpoma AA.U Publishing House. pp 69—81. 11. Akpotor A.S. (1999). Warn Crisis Survey Report Urhobo Perspective in T.A. Imobighe, Celestine O. Bassey and Judith Burdiri Asuri; Conflict and instability in its Niger Delta, The Warn Case. (A Publication of Academic Associates Peace Works) Ibadan, Spectrum Books Ltd. 12. Akpotor, A..S. (2003), ―Good Governance and the Accountability Question‖ in lyoha, FE., et al (eds), Re-Thinking Governance and Development in the 21 Century, Ekpoma, Institute tor Governance and Development, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. pp. 175— 186. 13. Akpotor A.S. and Azelama J.U. (2003) Peace-Violent, Women Activities and Critical Development in the Niger-Delta in lyoha F.E. et al (eds), Women, Youth Restiveness and Development in the Niger Delta. Ekpoma, Institute for Governance and Development, Ambrose Au University, Ekpoma, pp. 56— 63. 14. Akpotor A.S. and Azelema J.U. (2003) Distributive Policies, Youth and Women Restiveness in the Niger Delta, Conflict and Nigeria Political Management Aspiration in lyoha F.E. el al (eds), Women, Youth Restiveness and Development in the Niger Delta. Ekpoma, Institute for Governance and Development. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, pp. 64—75. 15. Akpotor AS. (2007) African System of Law.and Western Values; Between Fixation Clage in Ebijuwa T. (ed) Philosophy and Social Change: Discourse on values in Africa, Ibadan Hope Publications. 16. Akpotor A.S. and Egiebade J. (2004) Decentralisatiori and Delegation of Authority in J.U. Azelama (ed) Office Administration for Nigerian Students, United Kingdom, P.E. Agbebaku Publishing. 17. A.S. Akpotor and A.S. Adagbonyin, Basic Concepts and Theories in Conflict Studies in AS. Adagbonyi and A.S. Akpotor, (2007) Readings in General Studies Vol. Ill Peace and Conflict Management Studies in Africa, Benin City, Ambrose Au University Publishing House. 18. A. S. Akpotor and Obagbinoko, C. O. Achieving the Millennium Developmental Goals in Nigeria: The Leadership question in Akpotor & Omotor (2009) Millenium Developmental Goals and Challenges,Abraka,Faculty of Social Sciences. C. Published Conference Papers (Proceedings) (1) Akpotor, A.S. (1991) ―Perestroika and Glasnoti Implication for Participating Democracy in Nigeria‖ in The Proceedings of the 7 General Assembly of the Social Science Council of Nigeria (SSCN) 1991 on The Theme: Nigeria in a Changing World Order. Pp 1 — 14. D. Books Authored 1. Akpotor AS. (1996&2007) Administrative Action and the Law. Lagos, Oshioke Publishers; Mara Mon Brothers Enterprises. 2. Akpotor A.S. (2000) Looking the Social Sciences Through Figures. (Applied Statistics) Vol. l&ll Benin City, Gigodson Publishers & Emiola Publishers, Ogbomosho 3. Akpotor A.S. (2000) Theoretical Foundations of International Relations. Benin City. Gigodson Publishers. 4. Akpotor A.S (2004&2007) Politics and Law. African Perspectives. Benin City. Gigodson Publishers, Mara Mon Brothers Enterprises, Benin City. 5. Akpotor AS (2001) Urban Administration. Global Outlook. Benin City. Gigodson Publishers. 6. Akpotor A S. (2001) Psephology (Studies in Election) Akure. Sylva Publishers 7. Akpotor A.S. (2001) International Relations: An Introduction. Ekpoma. lnno Publishers. 8. Akpotor A. S. (2004) Discourse in international by Law Inno Publishers. E. Co-Authored Books 1. Akpotor A.S. & Nwolise, O.B. C. (1998&2005) ―Revolving Issues in Nigeria‖. Foreign Poilcy, Benin City, llupeju Publishers. 2. AkpotorA.S & Agbebaku P. E. et at (1996) Nigerian Politics and Constitutional Development Lagos, (Publishers — Oshioke Yakubu (Mg) Enterprises, with two Chapters: (a) Akpotor A.S (1996) Constitutional Engineering from Richard‘s to Macpherson in Akpotor A.S & Agbebaku P. F. et al (1996) Nigerian Politics and Constitutional Development Lagos. (Publishers — Oshioke Yakubu (Nig) Enterprises, pp 84—112, (b) Akpotor A.S (1996) Independence Constitution and Thereafter in Akpotor A.S & Agbebaku P. E. et al (1996) Nigerian Politics and Constitutional Development Lagos, (Publishers — Oshioke Yakubu (Nig) Enterprises, pp. 113—119. F. Co-Edited Books Iyoha, F.E. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor A.S. (eds) Self-Reliance, Politics and Administration in Nigeria, 1988 and 1995 Editions, Imprint Services (with Tv Chapters). a. Akpotor A.S. (1995) The Dynamics of Federal Character in Nigeria: A Polity in Transition in lyoha, FE. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor A.S. (eds) Self-Reliance, Politics and Administration in Nigeria, 1988 and 1995 Editions, Imprint Services, pp. 216-230. b. Akpotor A.S. (1995) Foreign Policy Decision-Making in Crisis Situation: Selected Cases in lyoha, FE. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor A.S. (eds) Self- Reliance, Politics and Administration in Nigeria, 1988 and 1995 Editions, Imprint Services, pp. 309-315. c. A. S. Akpotor et al (2005) Deregulation and Globalization in Nigeria, Ekpoma, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House. d. A.S. Adagbonyi and A.S. Akpotor, (2007) Readings in General Studies Vol. III Peace and Conflict Management Studies in Africa, Benin City, Ambrose Aili University Publishing House. e. A. S. Akpotor et al (2007) Cost of Governance in Nigeria; An Evaluative Analysis, Ekpoma, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House Co-Editor,JournalofSocialSciences,Kamla-Raj Enterprises Delhi-India,2009 H. Selected Conference Papers 1. Akpotor A.S. (2000) Re-Thinking the non-intervention Principle as an Antidote to Conflict Resolution in Africa-The 18th Annual Conference on the Theme The Third World in the 21 Century, Denver, USA, October, 19-21. 2. Akpotor A.S. (2000). Presented Two Training Modules for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, University of Lagos, for Local Govemment Employees, Esan North East Local Government, Uromi, August 17. a. Mobilising Popular Participation in Development Planning b. Popular Participation in Development Planning 3. Akpotor A.S. (1998) The Problematic of Tax Forces and Program Implementation for the 161h Annual Meeting of the Association of their World Studies (ATWS) North Carolina. Regal University, Durham, U.S.A, October. 4. Akpotor A.S. (1997) The Role of Councillors in rural Mobihsation (Local Government Workshop). 5. Akpotor A.S. (1997) Effective and Efficient Leadership for Community Development in the Local Government (Local Government Workshop). 6. Akpotor AS. (1997) Local Accountable Leadership: The Doyen for Political- Economic Development in Nigeria. Delivered to Top Local Government Functionaries in Edo State (Local Government Workshop). 7. Akpotor A.S. (1996) Drug Related Crimes: Its socio-economic Impact on African Societies. Paper sent to the CRIMSAIIDASA International Conference on Crime and Justice in the 1990s, July 3 — 4, at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. 8. Akpotor A.S. (2004) Investment Opportunities in Communications and Information in the Niger Delta in the interactive Conference on Sustainable Venture for Niger Delta Youths, DESTICORP Nigeria Ltd, February. Asaba. 9. Akpotor A.S. (2004) The Legality of Deregulation in the Downstream Sector of the Nigerian Oil Industry in the National Conference on Deregulation in a Globalised Economy. Faculty of Social Sciences, A.A.U, Ekpoma, May 24— 26. 10. Akpotor, A.S. & Azelama J.U. (2002) Labour Contract An Explanation of the Character of the State and Multinational Corporations in Relation to Social Injustice and Evidence in the Niger Delta for CPED (Centre for Population and Economic Development) — Conference on the theme Public Policy, Oil and Environmental Conflict on the Niger Delta. 4th — 5th December. Benin City. Patonts, Exhibitions, Designs, Public Lectures: i. Democracy and the Civil Society: Annual Dinner Lecture to an Old Bay Association, 1997. ii. The Gulf Crisis and Power Calculus: Impilcations for World order and Nigeria‘s Foreign Policy: Delivered to FASS Students, (BENSU, 1991). iii. The Breakup of the Soviet Union: Lessons for Nigeria. Delivered to NAENEM, Auchi, 19th May, 1995 iv. Followership as a Watchdog of leadership in Nigeria: Problems and prospects. Delivered to Thought Management League. Esan West Local Government Area, Ekpoma. April 28, 2001-06-01 v. Morality and Democracy: Necessary Ingredients for A Stable Nigeria Major seminary, Uhiele, Ekpoma; May 5, 2001 vi. Ethics, Leadership and Good Governance in Nigeria. The Murtala Mohammed Legacy on National Development. February, 2007 ABSTRACT FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS Professor A. S & Prof. A. S. Adagbonyin. Basic Concepts and Theories in Conflict Studies. ABSTRACT Discourse on basic concepts and theories in conflict studies is a compendium of well rehearsed doctrines but took cognizance of modern efficacies of phenomenon. It diagrammatically explained the linkage between conflict, crisis and war as well as using the integrated conflict management system as latest prism of conflict resolution. It tactfully discussed a plethora of theories of conflict such as structural, biological, economic, frustration, aggression and realist theories. It concludes that these theories are not problem free, but that does not vitiate their relevance. Achieving the Federal Government Seven Point Agenda In The Face of Current Global Economic Meltdown (2009). ABSTRACT The seven point agenda is meant to be a holistic and organic reform, serve as the framework, and an article of faith or roadmap towards achieving economic and political goals. That the level of achievement which is low is not a function of the global economic meltdown, rather our poverty of leadership. Professor A.S. Akpotor : Obstacles to Peace and Reconciliation in the Niger Delta ABSTRACT The centrality of Peace and Reconciliation to the Niger Delta crisis is well adumbrated. It however identifies many obstacles, attitude and insincerity of government persisting imbalance in socio-economic power, slow pace of the intervention agencies, the oil industrial complex and lack of social and economic development, etc. The recommendation of political will and committed financial release are workable solutions. Akpotor, A. S. (2007). African System of Laws and Western Values: Between Fixation and Change. ABSTRACT Debunked the idea that African has no system of law. Defended with identified characteristics of African system of indigenous system of social control, debated the contradiction between Western values and African values. Despite criticism of the doctrine, it accepts that foreign standards that are developmental should be engrafted into our system of law. Akpotor A. S Homeland Security Dilemma In The Niger Delta Of Nigeria: Recourse To Integrated Security System. (in 2009, North East Business and economic association Worcester, Massachusetts, USA). Abstract: The insecurity in the Niger Delta evolved from the militancy of the youths which is a consequence of frustration and the counter military reaction of the government, rather than holistic redress of the fundamental cause. The consequence of this has been disinvestment economic wastage and loss of revenue, particularly from pipeline vandalization, hostage and kidnapping of expatriate oil workers. The use of military force has failed and created dilemma of non-use but with ego problem. It is for this we propose the integrated security system which is a paradigm shift from pax Armament to pax mundi which the federal government is now accepting vide the amnesty and rebuilding measures for the Niger Delta. Akpotor, A.S. (2009) Achieving Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria: The Leadership Question in Millennium Development Goals and Challenges Vol. 2 Abstract The issue of underdevelopment in Africa has come to assume the status of a scourge not only to Africans and their leaders but also to the international community. It is against this backdrop that the drive for a more pragmatic approach was provoked in September 2000 in what is now known as the Millennium declaration. It was this declaration that gave birth to the 8-point Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are intended to tackle and drastically address the world‘s main dehumanizing conditions by the year 2015. The study examines the leadership crisis in Nigeria and identifies lack of dedicated leadership and poor leadership response as major constraints to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. For this, the study adopts the content analysis methodology. This prefaced, we are concerned that Nigeria does not lack the wherewithal to achieve these goals based on her material and human possession. Rather what we foresee is complete failure and this is anchored on her character of leadership which had remained the same visionless self-centred and not people oriented. This is why Nigeria has been excluded from G.20 meetings for the second year running in 2009. For this, the paper recommends that we need to legislate against circulation of leaders (where former Governors now become Minister and Senators but still lack vision) for that has been our undoing; legislate against foreign medical trips as well as foreign medical trips as well as foreign educational pursuit by children of public officers. We need an urgent ‗leadership Re-branding‘ as a recipe for achieving the MDGs and not the workforce as being administered.
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