RASHEED O. OLANIYI is the Coordinator of the Leadership and Governance Programme. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Ibadan and former Sub-Dean (General) Faculty of Arts (2007-2009). He earned his PhD from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria in 2004.  Before joining University of Ibadan, Rasheed Olaniyi was the Programmes Officer of the Center for Research and Documentation, Kano- a leading NGO in northern Nigeria that carried out several capacity building programmes for NGOs and CBOs, advocacy and training programmes on gender, human rights, voters’ education, civil society, peacebuilding and peaceful co-existence as well as research on Beyond Militarism, Media and Violence, Democratisation and Religious Pluralism. Rasheed Olaniyi has carried out research on migration, urbanisation, policing, intergroup relations, diapora and development. He published scholarly articles in journals and chapter in books.  He co-edited with A.G. Adebayo and O.C. Adesina Marginality and Crisis: Globalisation and Identity in Contemporary Africa (Lexington Books, 2010); He also co-edited with C.B.N. Ogbogbo and O.G. Muojama, The Dynamics of Intergroup Relations in Nigeria Since 1960: Essays in Honour of Obaro Ikime @ 70 (2012); and Co-edited with B. Sofela and V.O. Edo, Nigeria @50: Politics, Society and Development (2013).  In the summer of 2008, he was a Visiting Scholar of African History at the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA. Olaniyi has contributed chapters in books and articles in journals on urbanisation, migration, entrepreneurship and intergroup relations. Among his recently completed manuscripts are Yoruba migrants’ identity in Northern Ghana and Northern Nigeria. Recently, he completed a fieldwork on West African Immigrants and Urban Space in Ibadan. Olaniyi is a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS); Fellow of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, (CEPACS); Resource Person, Center for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), University of Ibadan; Senior Fellow, French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), University of Ibadan and Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Member: Historical Society of Nigeria; Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar Senegal; Historical Society of Ghana. .