Joshua Olusegun Bolarinwa is a Research Fellow, Division of International Security and Strategic Studies, Research and Studies Department of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) Lagos. He is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, the University of Ibadan (UI) Ibadan and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Lagos, Nigeria; where he earned his degrees with a specialization in International Relations and Strategic Studies. He is also a Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (U.S.A) scholar. He teaches international relations, peace studies and conflict resolution at the Lagos State University (LASU) and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) (on part-time basis) respectively.  His research interest is in Security, Defence and Strategic Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peace Building, Gender Studies, Humanitarian Intervention, Refugee Studies, IDPs and Migration Studies. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of International Affairs, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Historical Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Management, African Refugee Foundation and the Nigerian Red Cross Society among others. He has attended several National and international conferences, seminars and workshops. Bolarinwa has published in the area of International Relations, Strategic Studies, Peace Studies and Peace Education, Conflict and Disaster Management, Security Issues, Gender, Peace Keeping, Post-conflict Reconstruction, Corruption, Migration and Human Trafficking etc.

His publications include The Darfur Crisis and AU Involvement: Lessons for United Nations Intervention (New Path: African Forum for Intellectual Thought-A Publication of the African Research and Resource Forum, Kenya {ARRF}) ISSN 1991-9549; Vol. 3, No 2, December 2008; Africa’s Regional Powers, Priorities and the New Geopolitical Realities, Africa Review (Journal of African Studies Association of India), New Delhi, Volume 2, No. 2, July-December, 2010; Clash of Cultures: Muslim-Christian Violence in Nigeria and Its Implications for Political Stability,in Trends and Tensions in Managing Conflicts,(eds.)Isaac Olawale Albert and Olaniyi Nurudeen Olarinde, 2010; ( A Publication by Society for Peace Studies and Practice)andClimate Change, Population Challenge and Conflict in Africa, in Climate Change and Human Security in Nigeria(eds.) Osita C. Eze and Ogaba Oche; Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos; 2010; among others.


  • Security

  • Defence

  • Strategic Studies

  • Peace

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction

  • Peace-Building

  • Gender Studies

  • Humanitarian Intervention

  • Refugee Studies

  • Internally Displace People

  • Migration

  • M.A