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Professor Gilbert Khadiagala

QualificationsBAHons, MA, PhD
Phone 0117174381
Organisational Unit International Relations

African International Relations; Mediaiton and Conflict Management; Governance and Leadership in Africa

P rofessor Khadiagala is the Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Head of Department. Trained as a political scientist in Kenya, Canada, and the United States he specializes in African International Relations, Conflict Management and Resolution, African Regional and Sub-Regional Institutions, and Comparative Political Institutions. He has published on politics and security in Southern Africa, the Great Lakes Region, Eastern, and the Horn of Africa. In addition, he has written widely on mediation of African conflicts, Kenyan politics, and governance and leadership in Africa.He is currently conducting research on state formation in South Sudan.

Conflict Resolution in Africa; International Dimensions of Human Security; International Relations of Africa's Natural Resources; African Political Economy; Ideas in International Development.


Meddlers of Mediators? African Interveners in Civil Conflicts in Eastern Africa. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2007

Conflict Management and African Politics: Ripeness, Bargaining, and Mediation (Edited with Terrence Lyons). New York: Routledge, 2011

Security Dynamics in Africa's Great Lake's Region. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006

Sudan: The Elusive Quest for Peace (with Ruth Iyob). Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007

Getting In: Mediators Entry into the Settlement of African Conflicts (with others). Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2006

Allies in Adversity: The Frontline States in Southern African Security, 1975-1993. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1994

"Two Moments in African Political Thought: Ideas in Africa's International Relations," South African Journal of International Affairs 17, 3, December 2010, pp. 375-386

"Borders in Eastern Africa," Journal of Eastern African Studies 4, 2, July 2010, pp. 266-278



Institution Building for African Regionalism