School of Transnational Governance

Reuben Joseph Babatunde Lewis

Fellowship period: 3 September 2018 - 3 June 2019

Reuben Lewis is a peace-building practitioner. He recently completed his PhD studies at the Graduate School for international Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Japan where he conducted research on cooperative institutionalisation of conflict prevention mechanisms in regional subsystems in Africa with concentration on West Africa. He currently works as programmes coordinator on the Programme for Global Human Resource Development for Peace-building and Development commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at the Hiroshima Peace Builder’s Centre in Hiroshima. His career in peace building involved working for West Africa Network for Peace Building in Sierra Leone and the ECOWAS Commission on operationalising early warning and conflict prevention mechanisms. He has also worked on country risk assessment studies on Sierra Leone and West Africa as well as supporting various peace-building initiatives across local communities and institutions in Sierra Leone. During his fellowship, Reuben will explore the emergence of transnational arrangements of Infrastructures for Peace as mechanism for conflict prevention and in responding to democratic state-building processes in West Africa.

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