Professor Bola A. Akinterinwa is a Sorbonnard. He read International Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Paris 6e; International Law, at the Institute of Advanced International Studies of the University of Paris 2; and Contemporary International Relations and Diplomatic History, at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, from 1973 through 1983. He obtained his degrees with distinctions. He had a double promotion in the International Law Class in the University of Paris 2 and obtained his Ph.D degree with 'Special Commendations,' at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne. An embassy translator at the Embassy of Nigeria, Paris, in 1984, and a Ford Foundation Fellow at the University of Maryland Foreign Policy Process in 1989, he has, since 1985, been a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos. He is currently the Director General of the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs. He is author of several chapters in books and articles in learned and reputable journals of international affairs. He has also authored and edited several books.