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Kofi Nsia-Pepra

Associate Professor of Political Science
History, Politics, and Justice
Hill Memorial 209
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
419-772-2672
Biography: 

Professor Nsia-Pepra hails from Ghana, where he served in that nation's military.  As part of his service, he spent time as a United Nations Peace Keeper in spots such as Rwanda and Sierra Leone. 

Professional Experience: 

ADMINISTRATION AND INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  • GhanaAir Force Detachment Commander, United Nations Assisted

       ECOMOG Peacekeeping Mission, Sierra Leone,  1998-1999      

  • United Nations Military Human Rights Observer,

     United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda (UNAMIR) , 1995-1996                                      

 Duties:

  • Peacekeeping operations
  • Disarmament of conflict parties
  • Observed, investigated and reported on human rights violations and humanitarian crises in area of operation to the United Nations Headquarters in Kigali
  • Identified potential crises or threats and recommended suggestions to address them before escalation
  • Facilitated the deployment of resources to areas of critical need;
  • Facilitated shared analysis and cooperation among agencies and government offices engaged in humanitarian action
  • Negotiated and mediated peace between conflicting parties
  • Coordinated in the resettlement of returnees and internally displaced persons
  • Liaised between United Nations Headquarters and leadership of conflicting parties.
  • Administration Officer, Air Force Station, Tamale, Ghana ,1994-199
  • Station Adjutant, Air Force Station, Takoradi, Ghana , 1990-1994               

Duties:

·National security

·Administration of service personnel

  • Liaison between the Regional Military Command and the state Governor
  • Coordinated responses to humanitarian crises in the region
  •  Participated in consultations on field security and personnel safety and ensured compliance with security measures in areas of operations
  • Wrote reports
Education: 

Ph. D, Political Science, Wayne State University 2009

LLM, International Law, Essex University (UK)

BA, Political Sci., University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Teaching Interests: 

International Studies

Comparative Politics

Conflict Resolution

Research Interests: 

Robust Peacekeeping

Genocide

U.S.- Africa Relations

  • International Relations
  • Comparative politics
  • American government
  • Civil Wars in Africa
  • Conflict Analysis and resolution
  • International and Critical Security,
  • International organizations
  • International law
  • Human rights
  • Model United Nations
  • NGOs and Global Civil Society
  • Modern Africa Experience
  • American Foreign policy
  • Terrorism
  • International governance
  • African Politics
  • Democracies
  • Politics of the Developing World
  • Middle EastPolitics
  • Public policy
  • International political economy