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Dr. Celestin Tagou


Prof. Dr. Celestin Tagou was born in the West Region of Cameroon at the foot of Bamboutos Mountain. Holder of an MA (2002) and a PhD (2006) in Political Sciences and International Relations from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M, Germany, he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Protestant University of Central Africa in Charge of Cooperation and Research. He has been a full-time lecturer in International Studies, Peace Studies, Conflict Management, Security and Development Studies, Political Sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations (FSSIR) since 2007. Prior to his current position, he was Head of Department of Peace and Development Studies and respectively Deputy-Dean and Dean of the FSSIR. He was the Founding Director of the African Institute for Peace Communication and Development and in this capacity; he has been an international consultant in the sub-region and with several International Organizations. Additionally, multilingual and proficient in French, English and German, he has run the Executive Secretariat of NUPA (Network of Protestant Universities of Africa), which has allowed him to establish two doctorate schools in Cameroon and DRC, and to lecture in several universities in Africa from 2011 to present. His research interests and focus are in Political Sciences, Peace and Development Studies and Conflict Management and he has published a series of scientific articles and books in these fields including a major political book (2018) on a specific African model of democracy in both French and English with foreword by the world known European based peace scholar Johan Galtung.