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Olajumoke Ayandele

Olajumoke Ayandele

Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Olajumoke (Jumo) Ayandele is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. She also serves as the Senior Nigeria Advisor for the Armed Conflict and Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). Prior to assuming her current role, Dr. Ayandele was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NYU's Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Affairs.


Dr. Ayandele’s research interests revolve around comprehending the dynamic relationship and intersection between African governance, human development, and political stability. Her research has earned her numerous awards and grants, including visiting research fellowships at the National Defence College, Abuja, and the Center for International Studies (CERI) at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).  A distinguished African Security Scholar, Dr. Ayandele maintains collaborative partnerships with international and regional decision-makers, as well as governmental institutions, to advance human security initiatives and programs that contribute to a peaceful and secure Africa.

Dr. Ayandele is a member of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) Global Research Network and also holds membership in the Effectiveness Peace Operations Network (EPON). She holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, an M.P.A. in International Development Policy and Management, and a B.A. in Economics (Hons.), both from New York University.

Past Courses

Critical Issues and Careers in Global Affairs

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Foundations of Transnational Security

Explore new national and international security challenges, including terrorism, failed states, environmental disasters, and public health crises.