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Faculty Profiles: Agbehonou, Edoh

This guide provides information on Bethune-Cookman University faculty, including their research interests, accomplishments and activities, and brief biographical details.

Dr. Edoh Agbehonou

Dr. Edoh Agbehonou

Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Affairs 

Office Location: Harrison Rhodes Building, Room #412

Office Phone: (386) 481-2734


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  • Ph.D., International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, December 2014
  • M.S., Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, December 2009
  • B.A., International Affairs, Kennesaw State University, December 2007
  • B.A., Literature and Foreign Languages (French), University of Benin (Togo), September 1999

Brief Biographical Sketch

Dr. Edoh Agbehonou is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations. He obtained his PhD in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University (School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development). He studied Mathematics and Natural Sciences and taught middle and high school Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry for six years. Dr. Agbehonou also served as a Secondary School Principal for four years in Togo prior to immigrating to the United States. He holds a MS in Conflict Management and BA in International Affairs with a concentration in Diplomatic Services, and B.A. in Literature and Foreign Language (French). Dr. Agbehonou received a Global Learning Certification Award with Distinction for his in-depth understanding of global issues and cultures. He also received an Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2009 and was recognized in 2010 as a University Scholar for his excellent academic achievements and research at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Agbehonou has over ten years of college level teaching, advising, and mentoring experience. He teaches courses such as American Government, International Relations, Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, Global Issues, Comparative Politics, International Law & Organizations, International Political Economy, and Research Methods.

As an International Conflict and Fragility Expert with over 15 years of experience, Dr. Agbehonou conducted and led research on risk and vulnerabilities issues across many African countries including, but not limited to, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, and Liberia to help build resilience through a fragility sensitive programming and project design while at The Carter Center. Recently, he developed for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a robust literature for the flagship research on supporting inclusive transitions in Africa with a particular focus on the discussion of risk factors associated with fragility and drivers of successful transitions. He also supported the African Development Bank’s Fragility Agenda by conducting qualitative and quantitative research to inform the drafting of the 2021 and 2022 Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA) profiles for 27 African countries and three regions (Great Lakes, Lake Chad Basin, and Mano River Union)

Dr. Agbehonou is a Co-founder of a nonprofit organization known as Organization for Authentic Development of Africa (OADAF), which membership includes over twenty people from different socio-cultural backgrounds. As a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OADAF, he coordinates and oversees all activities and projects of the organization, implement the policies of the organization, which mission is to provide relief for the poor and the underprivileged students, work for the advancement of education and economic development, and to stem the flow of African migrants. Dr. Agbehonou plans, organizes, convenes, and oversees the organization’s monthly and ad hoc meetings.

Research Interests

His research focuses on the interrelationship between conflict, peace, human rights, democracy, and development. However, with the recent rise to power of populist leaders worldwide, I am interested in conducting research on the processes of democratization and threats to democracy with a particular focus on the drivers of state fragility and resilience, elections and electoral systems design, prevention of post-election conflicts, reconciliation, and peacebuilding in developing countries.


Africa’s Brain Bank Inaugural Submit 2019: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “How to Promote Sustainable Economic Development in Africa?” Washington, DC (March 30)

Beach Institute 2019 Public Lecture Series: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “Exploring the Impact of African American Votes,” Savannah, GA (January 23)

ISA Annual Convention 2018: Served as a discussant on the panel: "People Power: Challenging Authority Through Protests," and for presenting “The De-Apartheidization and Democratic Transformation in South Africa: Some Lessons for African Electoral Autocracies,” San Francisco, CA (April 4-6)

ASA Annual Meeting 2017: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “Foreign Aid and Electoral Authoritarianisms: The Case of Togo Since 2005,” and for serving as a chair on the panel: “Security, Elections, and Violence in West Africa,” Chicago, IL (November 16-18)

Seventh Annual Research Conference: Served as a Judge on graduates and undergraduate students’ posters, Savannah State University (April 11, 2017)

Fifth Annual Urban Planning Conference 2017: Served as a moderator, Savannah State University, GA (March 31)

ISA-Northeast Annual Convention 2016: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “Electoral Systems and Electoral Conflict Prevention in Africa,” Baltimore, MD (November 4-5)

ASA Annual Conference 2016: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “Electoral Systems: A Tool for Electoral Conflict Management in Africa.” Washington, DC (December 1-3)

GPSA Annual Conference 2016: Participated in the roundtable discussion on “The Impact of Nativism on Globalization in the 21st Century,” Savannah, GA (November 10-12) 

ISA-Northeast Annual Convention 2016: Responsible for presenting “Electoral Systems and Electoral Conflict Prevention in Africa,” Baltimore, MD (November 4-5)

Joint ISA/ACUNS Human Rights Conference 2016: Served as a Chair of the panel “Constructing, Contesting, and Challenging Human Rights in Africa,” and for presenting “An Examination of the Impact of Sociopolitical Rights Violations on the Prospect of Democracy in Postcolonial African States,” New York City, NY (June 13-18)

The 6th International Conflict Management Conference 2016: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Togo: A Useful Tool for Regime Maintenance or for Healing the Wounds of the Past for Peaceful Democratic Alternations?” Kennesaw, GA (March 28-30)  

ISA Annual Convention 2016: Responsible for presenting “Exploring the Ethnic Tuareg’s Quest for Statehood in Mali since Independence,” Atlanta, GA (April 13-16)

ASA Annual Conference 2015: Responsible for presenting “Contests for State Power: An Examination of the Consequences of Variations in Electoral Systems in Contemporary Africa.” San Diego, CA (November 19-22)

American Democracy Project Roundtable: Responsible for organizing and moderating the discussion on “The 2014 Midterm Elections and Beyond: Exploring How Politics and Policies of the Obama Administration will Impact the Upcoming 2016 Presidential Election,” Savannah State University, Savannah, GA (March 27, 2015)

GPSA Annual Conference 2014: Responsible for presenting “Exploring the Ethnic Touareg’s Quest for Statehood in Mali since Independence.” Savannah, GA (November 13 15)

ASMEA Annual Conference 2013: Delivered a presentation on the topic: “In contemporary Africa, why do some countries tend to experience post-election conflict while others do not?” Washington, D.C. (November 21-23)

ISA Annual Convention 2013: Responsible for presenting “Electoral System and its Impact on Democratization Process: A Comparative Analysis of Benin and Togo,” and “The Ugly Face of Political Corruption: A Drawback to Protection of Human Rights in Africa,” San Francisco, CA (April 3-6)

International Conference on Africa and its Diaspora 2012: Responsible for presenting “Electoral System and its Impact on the Democratization Process: A Comparative Analysis of Benin and Togo,” Athens, GA (November 2012)

ASMEA Annual Conference 2012: Responsible for presenting “Democratization in Contemporary Francophone Africa: Causes and Costs of Conflicts in the 1998 and 2005 Presidential Elections in Togo,” Washington, D.C. (October 11-13)

ISA Annual Convention 2012: Responsible for serving as a discussant of Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding - Development Nexus: Prevention of Future Conflicts; 

Responsible for serving as a chair of three panels, including: (i) Colonial Legacy, Commercial Liberalism, and the Quest for Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Zones, (ii) Promoting Democracy

Worldwide: Obstacles and Prospects, and (iii) Wielding Words Versus Respect for Human Rights: A Paradox in the International System, San Diego, CA (April 1-4, 2012)

NCBS 36th Annual National Conference: Responsible for presenting “Democratic Transformation: A Critical Analysis of the Anti-apartheid Movement in South Africa,” Atlanta, GA (March 7, 2012)

ISSS-ISAC Annual Conference 2011: Responsible for presenting “What Impact Does Foreign Aid Have on the Democratization process in Togo from 2005 to 2010?” Irvine, CA (October 13-15, 2011)

Managing Conflicts in Africa’s Democratic Transitions: Responsible for presenting “The French Press and Positions in Cote d’Ivoire’s Post-Electoral Conflict,” Kennesaw State University (May 13, 2011)

Panelist at the 3rd Annual African & African Diaspora Studies: Student Conference, Kennesaw State University (March 31, 2011)

Guest Speaker at Peace Lecture Series: Responsible for presenting “Tactics of Nonviolent Conflict  Resolution,” Kennesaw State University (October 27, 2010)


A. Refereed Journal Publications

Agbehonou, E. (2020). Electoral Authoritarianism in Togo: How Has Foreign Aid Impacted the  Democratization Process in Togo From 2005-2010? International Relations and Diplomacy, 8(3): 83-94.

Agbehonou, E. (2018). Electoral Systems and Electoral Conflict Prevention in Africa.  Journal of International Studies and Development, 7: 111-127.

Agbehonou, E. (2017). Enduring Crises in Mali: Exploring the Ethnic Tuareg's Quest for Statehood in Mali Since Independence. International Journal of Arts & Humanities, 1(3): 263-289).

Agbehonou, E. (2016). Contests for State Power: An Examination of the Consequences of Variations in Electoral Systems in Contemporary Africa. International Relations and Diplomacy, 4 (2): 95-112.

Terantino, J. & Agbehonou, E. (2012). Comparing Faculty Learning Outcomes in an Online Development Course: Addressing Faculty Needs for Online Teaching. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Summer 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 2.

Agbehonou, E. (2012). “Cote d’Ivoire After Houphouet Boigny: An Analysis of Ivoirité or Ivorianness Policy,” in Materials of International Scientific-Practical Conference. ISBN 9967-03-030-5

B. Book Chapters

Agbehonou, E. (2018). “Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Togo: A Useful Tool for Regime Maintenance or for Healing the Wounds of the Past for Peaceful Democratic Alternations?” in Lundy,B. D., Adebayo, A. G., & Hayes, S. W. (Eds.). Atone: Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Agbehonou, E. (2015). Electoral System and its Impact on Democratization Process: A Comparative Analysis of Benin and Togo. In Aderibigbe, I.,Ihuah, A., & Kiprono, F. J. (eds.). Contextualizing Indigenous Knowledge in Africa and its Diaspora. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Agbehonou, E. (2012). “The French Press and Position on Post-Election Crisis in Cote d’Ivoire.” In Adebayo, A. G. (Ed.). Managing Conflicts In Africa’s Democratic Transitions. New York, NY: Lexington Books.

C. Book Reviews

Agbehonou, E. (2020). “The United Nations and Higher Education: Peacebuilding, Social Justice, and Global Cooperation for the 21st Century.” Journal of Peace Education, pp. 1-2, DOI: 10.1080/17400201.2020.1821542

Agbehonou, E. (2017). “The Roots of African Conflicts: The Causes & Costs.” International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(2):3175-3177.

D. Proposed Book From My Dissertation

Agbehonou, E. (2014). "A Preventive Approach to Post-Election Conflicts in Contemporary Africa." Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects. Paper 650. Available at