About this speaker
Freedom C. Onuoha, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Coordinator of Security, Violence and Conflict (SVC) Research Group at the University. Prior to joining the University in 2016, Dr Onuoha was the Head of Department of Conflict, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Studies at the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies (CSRS), National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria.
In addition to a doctorate degree in Political Economy, he holds a certificate in Higher Defence and Strategic Studies, International Security Management, Disaster Management, Protection of Civilians, Defence and Security Management, and United Nations Framework, among others. His current teaching and research interests focus on diverse aspects of national and transnational security challenges, with emphasis on violent extremism, terrorism, insurgency, maritime security, violent conflict. organised crime, security sector reform, and state fragility. Dr Onuoha has over 100 publications to his credit. He was listed among the top 100 Global Thinkers of 2014 by the Lo Spazio della Politica for his ground-breaking studies on the Boko Haram. Most recently, he co-edited Boko Haram’s Terrorist Campaign in Nigeria: Contexts, Dimensions and Emerging Trajectories (London. Routledge, 2021), with Temitope B. Oriola and Samuel Oyewole. With Caroline Varin, he co-edited Security in Nigeria: Contemporary Threats and Responses (London: Bloomsbury, 2020), and with Oshita Oshita and Ikenna Alumona, Internal Security Management in Nigeria: Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
Dr Onuoha consults for several local and international governmental and non-governmental organisations. He has facilitated training sessions for governmental and non-governmental organisation on building community resilience against violent extremism, strengthening youth voices against radicalisation and violent extremism, maritime security, fostering civil military relations in complex security operations, security sector reform in post-conflict society, human rights observance in counterinsurgency operations, and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).