Two Prestigious Appointments for Professor of Political Science Bamidele Ojo
Teaneck, NJ (August 17, 2005) The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, has announced that Professor of Political Science Bamidele Ojo has been approved for candidacy on the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster.
The Roster is a list of all approved candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming program requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Senior Specialists. Fulbright Senior Specialists Candidate remain on the roster for up to five years.
Professor Ojo’s background in political science and international politics with special attention to democratization, governance, globalization and human rights issues is matched by his expertise in international terrorism and ethnic conflict in the developing world – particularly in Africa.
The Committee said, “We appreciate your interest in international scholarly exchanges and trust that you will continue to support this endeavor, which is so vital to academic and professional communities around the world.”
“I expect the experience to be a rewarding one and also help to promote the image and mission of FDU in the field of global education,” Ojo said.
In addition, Professor Ojo was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (with the approval of the Nigerian Senate), as Chairman of the Michael Imodu National Institute for Labor Studies.
This federal agency in the Ministry of Employment, Labor and Productivity in Nigeria works with the ministry to formulate, monitor, implement, and enforce government policies on employment generation, industrial relations, workers rights, social security and safety in the work place. It also serves as a think tank for the Nigerian government.