About Professor Jean-Emmanuel Pondi

Professor Jean-Emmanuel PONDI is a specialist in political science and international relations. He is a former Director of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC) (1999-2006), and is presently the Vice-rector of the University of Yaounde I in charge of Research, Cooperation and Relations with the Business World, after having been Secretary General of the same university (2006-2017). He is a graduate of Cambridge University (Pembroke college, 1983), The London School of Economics (1981), and holds a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University (1986). He is the author or editor of 22 books and 70 scientific articles published in renowned journals such as The Cambridge review of international affairs, Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS review (School of Advanced International Studies) and the Cameroon review of international studies.

He has a long experience in teaching international relations in general, and African international relations in particular. He is a full professor at IRIC and has been a visiting fellow/visiting professor in several African, European, American and Asian Universities, including, among others, the University of Nairobi, the University of Cambridge, The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., and the Chinese Diplomatic Institute in Beijing.

In addition, Professor PONDI is the Dean of the College of Social Sciences of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences.