Diplomat/Foreign Affairs Advisor, General Inspection, Ministry of External Relations, Cameroon
Born in September 1980 in the region of western Cameroon, Dr Alexis Nzeugang joined the GCSP in January 2016 as a Government Fellow. Holding a Professional Master’s in International Relations, Dr Nzeugang is a Diplomat/Foreign Affairs Advisor at the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of External Relations of the Republic of Cameroon, and has been since 2011. In this capacity, he assists the Inspector General in the control of consular affairs and the implementation of ministerial strategy against corruption. Before concluding his diplomatic training at the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (IRIC), Dr Nzeugang already held a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Yaoundé II. Led by Professor Luc Sindjoun, his thesis, which examined the dynamics of American power in Africa after 09/11, received congratulations from all jury members. Inspired by his Ph.D thesis, he wrote several scientific articles, including: "The paradoxes of democracy in the United States African policy: Between ideology, a form of government and foreign policy instrument", "Diplomacy as a step in the emergence of Cameroon by 2035" and "Essay on the dialectic of attachment and potential ‘disengagement’ of the United States towards the Middle East" (currently awaiting publication).
Along with his administrative and diplomatic activities, Dr Nzeugang teaches courses such as Diplomatic practice, Sociology of conflicts in international relations and Cameroon's Foreign Policy at the Protestant University of Central Africa and Siantou University Institute of Yaoundé. Dr Nzeugang was also invited to take part in a study conducted by the School of War in Yaounde, to write a book on the law of peace operations. In addition, he was invited by the Ministry of Higher Education to participate, as an expert, in a seminar on strategies of international negotiations. Currently, his main focus is on security issues in Africa. He has been assigned by the Director of the Research Centre for Political and Strategic Studies from the University of Yaoundé II (CREPS) to direct a course on security issues in Africa that he will teach to undergraduate Students at the Protestant University of Central Africa as of April 2016.