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  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto
  • M.A., University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Khalid Elagab Ahmed

Sessional Lecturer


Dr. Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer of Political Science in the African Studies program, University of Toronto. Through his research, professional policy experience, and extensive fieldwork Dr. Ahmed has made connections between global, regional, and local power imbalances and their detrimental impact on peacemaking as well as on economic, political, and social development in Africa and the Middle East. His forthcoming books are The Impact of Geopolitical Interests on Peace Negotiations: A Critical Analysis of the Role of Superpower Mediation in Civil Wars in Africa (Vernon Press: Wilmington, DE, USA). He is the winner of The Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching Award (2020) and The Kathleen O’Connell Teaching Award (2019). Dr. Ahmed has taught a diverse range of courses including NEW357HF: The Horn of Africa: Critical Perspectives, NEW452: Negotiating Peace in Africa, NEW359: Humanitarianism Industry in Africa, NEW353: The International Relations of Africa, POL447: Political Economy of Development, POL412: Human Rights, and IFP90: Challenges to Global Equity.