Thomas Kwasi Tieku is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs and New College at the University of Toronto. His current research focuses on international mediation, regional institutions, international organization, and foreign policy analysis. An award wining teacher, Professor Tieku has given lectures in Universities such as Birmingham University, Boston University, and Cornel University. Professor Tieku spends some of his time providing technical and backstopping support to international mediators. He recently co-authored a lesson-learned report on mediation for the African Union Conflict Management Division and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue based in Geneva. He has consulted for a number of organizations including the World Bank Group, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Professor Tieku is the Series Editor of a peer-reviewed Discussion Papers at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Some of his recent works can be found in Democratisation, African Affairs, Africa Today, African Security Review, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and International Journal.