The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Mzukisi Qobo to the Associate Professor position in the Pan African Institute, within the Faculty of Humanities, with effect from 1 October 2015.
Dr Qobo holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria, where he taught International Political Economy. He was also Deputy Director at the Centre for Governance Innovation at the same university. He is an expert on International Political Economy, Emerging Powers, and Global Governance.
Dr Qobo in his previous role as Programme Head: Emerging Powers and Global Challenges at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) provided strategic direction and overall leadership in designing the programme and establishing international networks, including facilitating collaborations with emerging economies and African research institutions.
He has also worked with corporate organisations in the mining and finance sectors, where he advised on political risk and public affairs. Between 2007 and 2009 in the role as Chief Director: Trade Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry, he led a team that drafted South Africa’s trade policy. Dr Qobo has published widely in academic journals and edited books. He has supervised MA students, and examined PhD candidates both locally and abroad.
We wish Dr Qobo well in his new appointment and trust that he will enjoy a fulfilling career as he takes up his position at UJ.