Dr. Chidi Mike Amaechi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, M.Sc in Political Science from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Imo State University, Owerri. He taught for several years at Imo State University and Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri before moving to University of Nigeria. Dr Amaechi is a Fellow of the Social Science Research Council’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next-Gen) Fellowship, USA and belongs to many professional bodies and associations including the Historical Society of Nigeria, Igbo Studies Association (USA), and African Studies Association (USA). He has attended several academic conferences and workshops within and outside Nigeria, garnered many years of research experience, and published in learned journals and books. His area of specialisation is African History and his research interests include international relations, peace, conflict and gender studies.