Dr. Babafemi Akinrinade is a Professor of Human Rights at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University. His teaching and research focus on International Law, International and Regional Human Rights, The Holocaust and Mass Atrocities, Transitional Justice, and the Political and Socio-economic relations of African States. He serves currently as the Fairhaven College Faculty Coordinator of the World Issues Forum and teaches in the Law, Diversity and Justice Program. Previously, Dr. Akinrinade taught for the University of Chicago’s Human Rights Program and Center for International Studies (2006-2008) and was a Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1992-2002).
Dr. Akinrinade is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, Sawyer Seminar on Comparative Truth and Reconciliation Processes, within the Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (2003-2004). He is the author of Human Rights and State Collapse in Africa (Eleven International Publishing) and has completed work on another book, Atrocity Crimes, Atrocity Law and Justice in Africa. Dr. Akinrinade participated with the Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar, and the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust Faculty Seminar, (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.), the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program (the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York), and the Holocaust Educational Foundation’s Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization (Northwestern University, Evanston, IL).
Office location: Fairhaven 337
Phone: (360) 650-2893
Mailing address: MS 9118, 516 High Street, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225
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