Dr. James Okolie-Osemene is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the College of Social and Management Sciences, Wellspring University, Nigeria. He is the pioneer Coordinator of the Office of Research, Linkages and International Collaboration (ORLIC), the Chairman of Mobile Examination Misconduct Committee, and the Chairman of the newly constituted University Ranking Committee (March 2022). He received his Ph.D and Master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in History and International Studies from Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. He is alumnus of the Pan-African Doctoral Academy, University of Ghana and Senior Research Fellow at the French Institute for Research in Africa. Dr. Okolie-Osemene is also a member of many Research Working Groups within and outside Africa, including Nationalism in a Transnational Age, Norway, and the Conflict Research Network West Africa etc. He has over 10 years teaching and professional experience in research and policy analysis in international relations, conflict prevention issues, violence research and capacity building. He is a peer reviewer for some local and international journals including Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being (Canada), African Security (Taylor and Francis, UK), Journal of Peacebuilding & Development (Kennesaw State University USA/Taylor and Francis), UNILAG’s African Journal of Housing and Sustainable Development, among others.