Amanda Coffie
Council Member-Policy Committee

Dr Amanda Coffie is a Research Fellow at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana. Her teaching focuses on issues/theories of political and socio-economic diplomacy of States and Non-state actors in the Global South. Her research critically interrogates the silences of International Relations, the Agency of Non-state Actors in the politics and practices of post-conflict development.

She has been a researcher and policy consultant on issues relating to the Migrants, Refugees, African Diaspora, and post-conflict peacebuilding in Africa. She is the recipient of research awards from the Social Science Research Council, Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence, and the African Peacebuilding Network.

She is currently the project director of a three-year Andrew W. Mellon-funded project on women’s traditional leaders in Ghana, Liberia, Botswana, and South Africa.   Previously, Amanda worked as a broadcast journalist and was appointed to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Board of 2015-2017.