Professor Babawale’s areas of specialization include Political Economy and International Relations. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses and published extensively in the areas of International Relations and Political Economy. Professor Olatunde Babawale is currently on Leave of Absence from the University of Lagos following his appointment by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State as a member of the Board of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). He previously served as the Director/CEO of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC). He has served the University of Lagos creditably in positions such as Dean of Students’ Affairs, Chairman of the Grant Committee, General Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), among others.