Babatunde Obamamoye commenced his doctoral studies in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University (ANU) in June 2018. His current research interest focuses on international organisation(s) and regional security with a geographic concentration on Africa. Specifically, his ongoing doctoral research seeks to explore why the member states of the African Union (AU) launched the African Solidarity Initiative (ASI) in 2012 as an ad hoc scheme for mobilising resources from across African countries for the reconstruction of post-conflict African states amidst limited capacities across the African continent. Through this research project, he aims to offer contextual and theoretical insights into why a group of states may deploy the agency of an international organisation to collectively commit to the needs of post-conflict states even in the midst of shared development challenges.
Babatunde, who is currently on study leave, is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He holds Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University. He has authored a few journal articles and peer-reviewed articles for some scholarly journals. Some of his manuscripts are currently submitted for publication.