Ernest Ogbozor, PhD

Assistant Professor of Security Studies and Int'l Affairs, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. Ernest Ogbozor is a visiting researcher at the German Institute for Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Bonn. His current research is on social cohesion in the context of the Lake Chad Basin. Dr. Ogbozor was a recipient of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship and has taught at George Washington University, Northeastern University and George Mason University. He is a scholar-practitioner of conflict and development, peacebuilding and humanitarian action. His research addresses two fundamental questions: to understand the micro-level impact of conflict and the strategies used by local communities to cope with violence and protect their livelihoods. His professional experience includes work at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a frontline humanitarian response officer, research contractor for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and monitoring and evaluation consultant at Search for Common Ground (SfCG). His publications include “From Counter-terrorism to Livelihood Destruction: Factors Causing Systemic and Continuing Destruction of Livelihoods in the Lake Chad Basin.”