Graduate School of Global Studies
Last Updated :2022/01/25

Researcher Profile and Settings

Profile and Settings

  • Profile

    The major themes of my current research are (a) lessons from economic modernization of East Asia for other regions; (b) the normative foundations of relations between African and Asian countries; (c) structural and cultural dependency in the context of the deepening ties between African countries and Asia’s major powers; (d) the political economy of poverty reduction; and (e) the relevance of Ali Mazrui's ideas for deepening our knowledge about AFRASIA.

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/International relations

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, 2018/04 - Today
  • Research Fellow, Department of Inter-Disciplinary African Studies, University of Frankfurt, 2018/01 - 2018/02
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2017/09 - 2017/12
  • Online Instructor, Department of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY-Binghamton), 2017/07 - 2017/08
  • Research Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, SUNY-Binghamton, 2009/01 - 2016/12
  • Associate Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, SUNY-Binghamton, 2006/09 - 2016/12
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, SUNY-Binghamton, 2006/01 - 2008/12


  • University of Tsukuba, International Political Economy, 1995/04 - 1999/03
  • International University of Japan, International Relations, 1992/09 - 1994/06
  • Addis Ababa University, Political Science & International Relations, 1984/09 - 1988/06

Awards & Honors

  • Nomination
    Sep. 2017, Harpur College of Arts & Sciences, SUNY-Binghamton, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Certificate
    Aug. 2017, Center for Learning & Teaching, SUNY-Binghamton, Teaching Online Certification Program
  • Certificate
    Jun. 2014, SUNY Center for Professional Development, Albany, NY, Successful Completion of Grant Writing for Research
  • Certificate
    Feb. 2014, Center for Innovative and Continuing Education, SUNY-Binghamton, Basic Conversational Chinese [基础中文対活]
  • Nomination
    Oct. 2013, Harpur College of Arts & Sciences, SUNY-Binghamton, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Finalist
    May 1999, UN University, Tokyo, Japan, Sato Eisaku Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research on a Global Issue
  • Diploma (with DISTINCTION)
    Sep. 1997, London School of Journalism, London, UK (Corresp.), Journalism & Newswriting
  • Certificate
    Jun. 1995, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Japanese Language Proficiency [日本語中級]
  • Certificate
    Apr. 1994, International University of Japan, Distinguished Service as a Member of Mentor Committee
  • Certificate
    Nov. 1990, United States Information Agency, Washington, DC, Young African Leaders Project
  • Golden Key
    Oct. 1990, City of Worcester, MA, USA, Welcome Ceremony from Mayor Jordan Levy
  • Special Award
    Jun. 1988, From the Vice President of Ethiopia, BA Degree (with DISTINCTION), Political Science, Addis Ababa University
  • Diploma (with GREAT DISTINCTION)
    Aug. 1984, Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Secondary Schools Leaving Certificate Examination

Published Papers

  • Is Southeast Asian experience relevant for Sino-African relations?
    Seifudein Adem
    Africa Review, Informa UK Limited, 10(1)72 - 85, 02 Jan. 2018, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • China in Ethiopia: Diplomacy and Economics of Sino-optimism
    Seifudein Adem
    AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW, AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW, 55(1)143 - 160, Apr. 2012, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Ali A. Mazrui, postcolonialism and the study of international relations
    Seifudein Adem
    JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD, 14(4)506 - 535, Oct. 2011, English, Research paper (scientific journal)

Books etc

  • Postcolonial constructivism : Mazrui's theory of intercultural relations
    Adem, Seifudein
    Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, Sole author, English
  • The American African : essays on the life and scholarship of Ali A. Mazrui
    Adem, Seifudein, Njogu, Kimani
    Africa World Press, 2018, Joint editor, English
  • Critical perspectives on culture and globalisation : the intellectual legacy of Ali Mazrui
    Njogu, Kimani, Adem, Seifudein
    Twaweza Communications, 2017, Joint editor, English
  • Afrasia : a tale of two continents
    Mazrui, Ali AlʾAmin, Adem, Seifudein
    University Press of America, 2013, Joint author, English
  • China's diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa
    Adem, Seifudein
    Ashgate, 2013, Editor, English
  • Japan, a model and a partner : views and issues in African development
    Adem, Seifudein
    Brill, 2006, Editor, English
  • Hegemony and discourse : new perspectives on international relations
    Adem, Seifudein
    University Press of America, 2005, Sole author, English
  • Anarchy, order and power in world politics : a comparative analysis
    Adem, Seifudein
    Ashgate, 2002, Sole author, English

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Yellow Peril or Yellow Partner? Assessing China’s Impact on Africa
    Seifudein Adem
    62nd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, 22 Nov. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general), Boston, MA
  • Dilemmas of Leadership and the Quest for Good Governance in Ethiopia
    Seifudein Adem
    44th Annual Meeting of the New York African Studies Association, 12 Apr. 2019, English, Oral presentation (invited, special), City University of New York, York College, NYC, NY
  • African Reflections on Japan’s Culture, Ideology and Economy
    Seifudein Adem
    4th International Conference of the Transatlantic Research Group, 29 Jun. 2018, English, Oral presentation (keynote), Abuja
  • From Lawrence of Arabia to Wolf Warrior II
    Seifudein Adem
    Georgetown Workshop on China in the Middle East and Africa, 06 Jun. 2018, English, Oral presentation (invited, special), Washington, DC (Georgetown University)
  • Towards a Theory of Normative Convergence in Afrasian Relations
    Seifudein Adem
    Inaugural Conference of Afrasian Studies Initiative, 28 Mar. 2018, English, Oral presentation (invited, special), Kyoto (Doshisha University)
  • Asia's Next Game in Africa
    Seifudein Adem
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, 23 Mar. 2018, English, Oral presentation (general), Washington, DC