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Ojo Named Fulbright ScholarBamidele Ojo, history/political science, T-H, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar in research and teaching for the 2001–2002 academic year. Ojo will be a visiting scholar at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he will teach courses on democracy, globalization and human rights. He also will continue his research on democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
President J. Michael Adams said, “This designation represents a level of distinction offered to few and is significant recognition of Bamidele’s academic character, achievement and dedication. It also adds to the reputation of Fairleigh Dickinson University.”
Ojo is the author of Human Rights and the New World Order: The Question of Universality, Acceptability and Human Diversity. It is a recommended text for the United Nations University International Human Rights Training Course. He also has edited several volumes on African politics — the most recent are Contemporary African Politics: A Comparative Study of Political Transition to Democratic Legitimacy and Nigeria’s Third Republic: Problems and Prospects of Political Transition to Civil Rule. He is the publisher of the latest Internet portal on African politics, www.AfricaPoliticsOnline.com.
The chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Alan Schecter, said of Ojo, “Your impressive academic accomplishments have made possible your selection for the Fulbright program. Developing international understanding requires a commitment on the part of Fulbright grantees to establish open communication and long-term cooperative relationships to build on the experience long after the conclusion of the grant.”
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright program has named more than 85,000 U.S. scholars to study, teach or conduct research in 140 countries. More than 144,000 foreign citizens have come to the United States under Fulbright auspices.
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