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Ogenga Otunnu

Ogenga Otunnu (PhD, York University) is a Professor of History. He teaches the causes and consequences of forced migration, migration and forced migration in Africa, humanitarian emergencies, comparative genocide, refugee camps and containment, contemporary global issues, African history, comparative slavery, and Africa and Black Diaspora studies. He is the co-founder of the Center for Forced Migration Studies at Northwestern University. He has lectured at the summer program on refugees and forced migration at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University for 15 years.

Professor Otunnu has trained human rights organizations and NGOs working with displaced population in every region of the globe. He has published on genocide, causes and consequences of forced migration, resettlement policies, environmental displacements, nationalism and forced displacement, xenophobia against refugees and immigrants, human rights in Africa, and conflict resolution and peace-building in post-conflict societies. He works as a consultant for governments and international agencies.​