Freedom C Onuoha, is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also the Coordinator of the Security, Violence and Conflict (SVC) Research Group, at the University. Dr Onuoha received his Ph.D from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with speciality in Political Economy. He has also taken certificate courses in higher management of defence, protection of civilians, peace support operations, and disaster management. Prior to joining the University, Dr Onuoha worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Abuja. He has contributed over 100 scholarly articles in reputable local and international journals and books on diverse subjects in his broad area of expertise. Dr Onuoha was listed among the top 100 Global Thinkers of 2014 by the Lo Spazio della Politica for his ground-breaking studies on the Boko Haram insurgency. He appears as guest analyst on several broadcast media including, African Independent Television, National Television Authority, Channels Television, Radio Nigeria, BBC, Al Jazeera, and Radio France Internationale.