Dr. Joseph P. Ochogwu

Designation:

Associate Professor

Department:

Political Science & International Relations

Office:

Visiting

Biography

Dr. Joseph Ochogwu is a visiting Associate Professor in International Relations and Strategic Studies, and Peace and Conflict Resolution, Department of Political Science. He has an innovative approach to facilitating and supporting interactions and engagements in emerging areas of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, countering and preventing violent extremism. He is vastly experienced in research and programme design, training, result based management, and programme monitoring and evaluation. He served as Member and Technical Expert to the Presidential Committee on Community Policing and Internal Security. Ochogwu’s research interests include peace and security in globalizing world, violent extremism and global terrorism, youth and peacebuilding, national security and international relations.

Recent Publications (Articles, Books, Book Chapters/Sections, Proceedings, etc.)

1. Introductory Narrative to Perspectives on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa, in Bakut Bakut, Joseph Ochogwu & Nneka Ikelionwu eds. Perspectives on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2021, Pp. 1- 5.
2. Perspectives on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa, co-edited book with in Bakut Bakut & Nneka Ikelionwu eds. Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2021
3. Impacts of Insurgency on Women and Children in Nigeria’s North East Region, co-authored chapter with Fatima Dauda, in Bakut Bakut, Joseph Ochogwu & Nneka Ikelionwu eds. Perspectives on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2021, Pp. 493 – 501.
4. Managing Protracted Ethno-Religious Conflict in Nigeria’s Benue Valley, co-authored chapter with Charity Yavala, in Bakut Bakut, Joseph Ochogwu & Nneka Ikelionwu eds. Perspectives on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2021, Pp. 516 – 528.
5. Agro-Resource Conflict in Nigeria: Statistical Analysis of Fatalities from 2009 – 2018, co-authored book chapter with Caroline Omale, in Bakut Bakut, Joseph Ochogwu & Nneka Ikelionwu eds. Perspectives on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution in Africa, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2021, Pp. 685 – 701.
6. Imperative of Building a Culture of Peace in Nigeria, co-authored with Mujong Rachel Humwapwa in Louis Eriomala and Sharkdam Wapmuk, Culture and Nigeria’s Foreign Relations in a Globalising World, National Institute for Cultural Orientation, Abuja, 2020, Pp. 256 – 268.
7. Impact of Age Reduction Act on Youth Participation in the 2019 Elections in Nigeria, co-authored chapter with Chkaodili Orakwue in Bakut T. et. al, eds. Issues on Election Conflict Management: Lessons from the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, Pp. 123 – 139.
8. Women on the Margin: Gender Reversal and the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, co-authored chapter with Mujong Rachel Humwapwa in Bakut T. et. al, eds. Issues on Election Conflict Management: Lessons from the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, Pp. 87 – 104.
9. Conflict Early Warning and Early Responses in Nigeria, African Journal for Security and Development, Volume 2 Number 4, December 2019, National Institute for Security Studies, Abuja
10. Dynamics of Farmers Versus Herders Conflict in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region: Beyond the Normative Narratives, Co-written with Adebayo Tosin in Nwaneri, M. and Vande, P. (eds). History and Management of Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Nigeria. Society for Peace Studies and Practice & Veritas University, 2019.
11. Implementing the Infrastructure for Peace in Nigeria and Advancing the Frontiers of Peace, co-edited book with Bakut T. Bakut, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2019.
12. Implementing the Infrastructure for Peace in Nigeria and Advancing the Frontiers of Peace, book chapter with Bakut T. Bakut, in, Implementing the Infrastructure for Peace in Nigeria and Advancing the Frontiers of Peace, co-edited book with Bakut T. Bakut, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, 2019, Pp. 1 – 9.
13. Building Peace and Security in West Africa, NARC Journal, A Publication of the Nigeria Army Resource Centre, Volume 2 Number 1, September, 2019
14. Report of the Proceedings from the Infrastructure for Peace Seminars for Women and Youths, A Publication of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, August, 2019
15. Re-Invigorating the Debate on Permanent UN Peacekeeping Force and the Implications for Peace and Security in Africa, in Bakut, B. et.al (ed.). African Union, Democracy, Peace and Conflict Management. IPCR. Abuja. 2019.
16. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Researching into the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Nigeria, in Bakut, B. et. al (ed.). Nigeria’s Peace Initiatives. Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Abuja. 2019.
17. Proliferation of Small Arms and Control Strategies in Nigeria, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Saabrucken, Germany, 2017
18. 2016 Strategic Conflict Assessment of Nigeria Report, co-author/researcher, North East Zonal Report, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution/UNDP/NSRP, Abuja, 2017, pp. 148 – 221.
19. Unveiling the Infrastructure of Peace (I4P) Programme in Nigeria, in Aliyu Ahmed-Hameed ed. Strengthening the Infrastructure for Peace in Nigeria: Report of Stakeholders Consultations on the Infrastructure for Peace Programme, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, December, 2016.
20. Media Culpability in Conflict and the Imperative of Peace Journalism in Ending Protracted Conflict, co-written with Angela O. Adeoye, Jos Journal of Conflict Management & Peace Studies, Volume 1, 2015, pp. 36 – 45.
21. “Identity Conflict and the Politics of Conflict Management in Jos” Co-authored Book Chapter with Geraldine Yop-Kim in J. Ibrahim & J. Golwa (eds) Indigeniety and Citizenship Conflict in Nigeria, by Centre for Democracy & Development, 2011.
22. Revisiting Thucydides: The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of States Relationships. Nigerian Forum – A Journal of Opinion on World Affairs. Vol.32, Nos. 1-2, January-February, 2011.
23. “Public Policy Analysis: Issues and Challenges in Africa” Book Chapter in Fidelis Allen (ed.), Africa Public Policy: Themes and Issues, Volume One, Shapee Publishers, 2011.
24. “Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation and Violent Crimes in Nigeria” co-written with Danjuma Aku, in Africa Peace Review, Journal of the Africa Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, Vol. 10; No. 2, National Defence College, Abuja, 2011.
25. “Introductory Narrative to Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding”, Book Chapter in Joseph Golwa and Joseph Ochogwu (eds.), Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Nigeria, (Abuja: Brainbox Consult Ltd.), 2011.
26. Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Nigeria, Co-edited Book with Joseph Golwa, (Abuja, Brainbox Consult Ltd.), 2011.
27. “Youth and Conflict in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities for Peacebuilding”, in Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, United Nations University of Peace, Vol. 3; No. 1; June 2010.
28. “Business and Conflict Management in Nigeria’s Niger Delta” in Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, Vol.35, No. 2; 2009.
29. Strategic Conflict Assessment Report of Nigeria, co-author South West Zonal Report, and Editorial Secretary, Consolidated Report, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution/UNDP, Abuja, 2007
30. “Privatising the National Economy” Book Chapter in Hassan Saliu (ed.) Nigeria under Democratic Rule (1999 – 2003), University Press Plc, Ibadan, 2004, pp. 213 – 225.
31. “Humanitarian Intervention and Protracted Conflict in Africa” Book Chapter in Celestine Bassey and Oshita Oshita (eds.), Conflict Resolution and Peace Processes in Africa, Malthouse, Ibadan, 2007.
32. “Gulf Wars 1 & 11: Theoretical Lessons for the Practice of International Relations” in FERRET, Journal of Defence Intelligence Agency, Nigeria, December, 2003, Vol. 02 No. 01, pp. 29-33.
33. “Social Mobilization and Leadership Acceptability in Nigeria: A Case-Study of MAMSER” in Journal of Public Administration, NAPSS, Vol.5 No. 3, 1991.

Courses/Modules Taught

Postgraduate

• PCSR 903 – Seminar I
• IRD 708 – International Politics