The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences organized a lecture on international relations and peace agreements on July 5, 2019. The event’s main speaker was Dr. Kathryn Nash (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK), who presented on her research on sub-regional and regional organizations’ involvement in peace processes and peace agreements. In particular, she addressed topics like what motivates regional and international organizations such as ECOWAS, UN, etc., as well as powerful individual states like the US, Russia, and so on, to intervene in conflicts. For instance, are these institutions driven by selfish interests or more noble motives like the achievement of peace and stability? Dr. Nash also discussed the emergence of non-state actors like Boko Haram as a major threat to world peace and the policy challenges posed by these unorthodox organizations to regional and international institutions like ECOWAS, AU, UN, etc. The event concluded with a question and answer session during which Dr. Nash fielded the questions of the attendees, which included Assoc. Prof. Gylich Jelilov (Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences), Prof. Ben Akanegbu (Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences), Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Yusuf (HOD, Mass Communication), to name a few.