Politics and International Relations
Office: MMC, SIPA 410
Sekou is an FIU alumni who earned at FIU a BA in Business with a major in International Business and a Master of International Relations. He studied at the doctoral level International Relations at the University of Miami. His main area of interest is the International Political Economy of Sub-Saharan Africa. His thesis which was co-published with Dr John Clark was an analysis of West Africa’s regional economic integration schemes. He teaches various courses with a focus on Africa for the department of Politics and International Relations (PIR) and the African & African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program. Sekou developed a solid expertise on the ground in the field of international development as an entrepreneur building bridges between the US and Africa through business activities, and being involved with international institutions, including the World Bank for which he managed for several years a multi-sectoral technical assistance program in the Republic of Congo. The program valued at $50 Million dollars contributed to the economic diversification of the Republic of Congo’s oil dominated economy. A native French speaker, Sekou speaks, English, Spanish and Portuguese.