Dr ‘Funmi Olonisakin

Vice-President and Vice-Principal International (King’s College) 

In 2015, ’Funmi was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, as one of seven members of the Advisory Group of Experts (AGE) on the Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture. She was also appointed in 2016 as a member of the Advisory Group of Experts for the United Nations Progress Study on ‘Youth, peace and security’. She serves on the board of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and Chairs the Africa Regional Advisory Committee of the Open Society Foundation. In 2018, the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invited her to join the Council of the United Nations University.

‘Funmi has positioned her work to serve as a bridge between academia and the worlds of policy and practice. Her most recent research has focused on ‘Reframing narratives of peace and state-building in Africa’ and on ‘Future peace, society and the state in Africa.’

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Prof. Carlos Afonso Nobre

Prof. Dr Soumitra Dutta

Prof. Dr Ester Cerdeira Sabino

Dr Silvio Meira

Dr Paulo Marchiori Buss

Executive Commitee

Pedro Ivo Ferraz da Silva

Janina Onuki

Guilherme Ary Plonski

Moacyr Martucci Júnior