Boubacar N’DIAYE is a Professor of Political Science and Pan-African Studies at The College of Wooster, OH, USA. He is a widely published scholar specializing in civil-military relations, Security Sector Reform and Governance, and democratization. He is the author of numerous journal articles and academic papers on these subjects. He is also the author, co-author, co-editor of or contributor to several books, including The Challenge of Institutionalizing Civilian Control (2001), Not Yet Democracy: West Africa's Slow Farewell to Authoritarianism (2005), Challenges of Security Sector Governance in West Africa (2008); Elections in West Africa: 1990-2009 (2011); ECOWAS and the Dynamics of Conflict and Peace-building (2011); West Africa and the US War on Terror (2013); The Legacy of Mauritania’s Colonels: West Africa’s Next Crisis? (2015); Mauritania’s Colonels: Leadership, Civil-Military Relations, and Democratization (2017).
He has been a consultant to African, US and international agencies and organizations such as ECOWAS, AU, SIPRI, ACSS, UN, World Bank and the SSRC’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum. Dr. N’Diaye is involved in the training of Civil Society Organization leaders, policymakers, including parliamentarians and members of armed forces in the governance of security in West Africa. Dr. N’Diaye is the Chairperson of the African Security Sector Network and a member of International Advisory Boards. He also contributes to various academic and advocacy initiatives designed to reform security establishments and institutionalize democratic governance in the security sector of African states.