Professor Obijiofor Aginam

Assistant Director, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Obijiofor Aginam, PhD is Assistant Director and Head of Governance for Global Health, United Nations University-International Institute for Global Health in Kuala Lumpur, and concurrently Adjunct Research Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, and Visiting Professor in the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo. He was Senior Research Fellow at the UN University headquarters, Tokyo (2007-2013); Professor of international Law (with tenure) at Carleton University, Ottawa (2001-2007), and Global Health Officer, World Health Organization, Geneva (1999-2001). He has been a fellow of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of New York on “Global Security and Cooperation”, 21st Century Trust on “Disease and Security”, and World Health Organization (WHO) on “Global Health Leadership”. Dr. Aginam has served on the expert advisory panels of WHO and FAO on aspects of trade, governance, food safety, biotechnology, and public health involving field missions to Bangladesh and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Dr Aginam has been a visiting professor in universities in Italy, Costa Rica, South Africa, Japan and Nigeria. He currently represents United Nations University in the UN Inter-agency Taskforce on Non-communicable Diseases. Dr Aginam holds a PhD from University of British Columbia, and is the author of Global Health Governance: International Law and Public Health in a Divided World (2005) and other books.