Chris M. A. Kwaja, Ph.D. is currently a seasoned lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Peace and Security Studies, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Abuja, Nigeria. He was formerly Director-General, Research, and Planning, Governor’s Office, as well as Honourable Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs in Plateau State.
He holds a Doctorate Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies. He is a recipient of several research awards such as the CODESRIA Governance Institute on Private Military and Security Companies, 2009; United Nations Mandated University for Peace Doctoral Research Award, 2009; and the Peace Fellow Award of the West Africa Research Centre, 2010.
Dr. Kwaja has over 60 scholarly publications to his credit in journals, books, monograph series, technical reports, and policy and security briefs among others. His research focuses on the politics of identity in Africa, the privatisation of security, democratisation, conflict and peace studies, as well as security sector reform in transition societies.
Dr. Kwaja is a Member of the Board of Yiaga Africa.