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Seifudein Adem

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Associate Director/Associate Research Professor

Dr Seifudein Adem joined Binghamton University in 2006. He has more than two decades of teaching and research experiences in Africa, Japan and the United States. As of June 2013, he has published 8 books, 16 book chapters, 28 academic articles and 14 book reviews; and he has delivered more than 50 invited lectures/ conference presentations in the United States and abroad.

Seifudein Adem's research and academic interests have crisscrossed at least the following disciplines: International Relations, International Political Economy, area studies (Africa and Asia), comparative culture, sociology of knowledge, political theory and global governance. He is also the intellectual biographer of Professor Ali A. Mazrui.

Dr Adem has received grants and fellowships from the US Government and Government of Japan, and from private institutions in both countries.

Seifudein Adem is member of the Executive Board of the International Studies Association (ISA)—Global South Caucus, and was the President of New York African Studies Association (NYASA), 2010-2011. At Binghamton University, Dr Adem teaches China in the Global South, International Institutions and Theories of World Politics. He can speak Japanese, Russian, Amharic, Oromo and English languages.

Dr Adem's latest books include: China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa; Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents; and Black Orientalism and Pan-African Thought: Ali A. Mazrui and His Critics. Volume III— all of which were published in 2013.

Dr Adem's shorter CV is available here; and he can be contacted by email (, by phone (607-777-4497) and in person (by appointment).

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Last Updated: 2/24/14