Dr. Akanmu Adebayo was the keynote speaker at the International Conference of the Faculty of the Arts at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 23, 2017) —  

Dr. Adebayo was the invited Keynote Speaker for the 3rd Biennial International Conference by Faculty of Arts at the University of Ibadan. This years' theme was "Polity Debacle and the Burden of Being in Africa.

His keynote presentation addressed a variety of topics relating to Governance, State Power and Human Security in Africa.


Dr. Akanmu G. Adebayo is professor of history. He has previously held other positions here at KSU including Interim Director of the Center for Conflict Management as well as Executive Director of the Institute for Global Initiatives where he directed the institution’s internationalization programs including international partnerships, study abroad, faculty and staff exchanges, internationalization research, and other academic support and program development initiatives. Other positions held at KSU included Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (2001-2003); and Assistant Director, Office of International Programs (1995-1997). Adebayo earned his Ph.D. from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, where he also taught in the History Department for ten years. He has been appointed visiting scholar at prestigious universities and institutes, including York University, North York, Canada (1991-92); Institute for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin, Germany (1994); Dominican Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria (1998); and University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (2009). Adebayo has published widely in learned and refereed journals. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Initiatives...more