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ISGPP boss, Olaopa to deliver keynote address at Texas Africa conference


Dr. Olaopa is executive vice-chairman, Ibadan School of Government & Public Policy (ISGPP).

Executive Vice-Chairman, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP), Dr. Tunji Olaopa, would deliver the keynote address at the forthcoming 18th Africa Conference.

The conference, which is an annual gathering of intellectuals from across the world, would hold from March 30 to April 1st at the
University of Texas, U.S.A.

This year’s theme is titled “Leadership and Institutions in Africa.”

The conference would discuss and analyse thematic issues that are germane to the understanding of Africa and African in diaspora.


A renowned Professor of History, Toyin Falola, the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker who is chair Professor in the Humanities, as well as a distinguished teaching Professor at the University of Texas, at Austin, convened the meeting.

Olaopa’s keynote address is expected to interrogate the relationship between
the factor of leadership and the structural imperatives of institutions.

It stresses the basis for understanding the decisional capacities of African leaders who are expected to pilot Africa into global economic competitiveness.

In accepting to give the address, Olaopa stated that this year’s theme is an area of his research focus.

He added that it is also a domain of scholarship and practice to which he has dedicated most of his intellectual and professional life, till date.

He said: “It will therefore be a distinct honour and pleasure for me to share with scholars and policy makers at the conference.

There are also a number of my reform ideas at the intersection of development, politics and institutional (dis) articulation in Africa.

Olaopa stressed that he has dedicated himself to a range of the concerns, which the Texas
African Conference has set as its objectives.

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